NASCAR at California results: Kyle Busch earns 200th career national series win in Auto Club 400

first_imgMORE: Watch NASCAR live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Joey Logano finished second, while Brad Keselowski earned third despite a slow start.Busch became the first driver in the 2019 season with more than one race victory.Auto Club 400: 2019 winner, order of finish for top 20FinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)1342.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)33.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)424.Kevin HarvickStewart Haas Racing (4)…5.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)26.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)…7.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (1)88.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)…9.Aric AlmirolaStewart Haas Racing (10)710.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing (3)…11.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)…12.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)…13.Daniel SuarezStewart Haas Racing (41)…14.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Rousch Fenway Racing (17)115.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)316.Chris BuescherJTG-Daugherty Racing (37)…17.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)…18.Matt DiBenedettoLeavine Family Racing (95)..19.Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing (20)…20.Paul MenardTeam Penske (21)…Lead changes: 17Cautions: 4Sporting News provided live coverage throughout the race. Here’s how Busch won:NASCAR at California: Highlights from Auto Club 400(All times Eastern)6:38 p.m. — Kyle Busch does it! National series win No. 200 for one of NASCAR’s best modern drivers. Kyle Busch wins at Auto Club Speedway!— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 17, 20196:32 p.m. — Ten more laps. It’s still all Kyle Busch.6:28 p.m. — With 15 laps to go, it’s Kyle Busch, Logano and Keselowski atop the leaderboard.6:22 p.m. — Kyle Busch is back in first.6:17 p.m. — We’re back to green with 31 laps to go.6:08 p.m. — Caution. Bubba Wallace has a major tire failure amid green-flag pit stops, helping Kyle Busch, who hadn’t pitted yet.5:58 p.m. — There are 50 laps remaining and Keselowski still has a narrow edge over Logano (second) and Harvick (third). Kyle Busch is in sixth place following his speeding penalty earlier in the final stage.5:43 p.m. — That Kyle Busch error really opens things up for others. Right now, Keselowski is in first place, and Kevin Harvick has slid into second.5:37 p.m. — Kyle Busch takes a speeding penalty.5:30 p.m. — Kyle Busch wins Stage 2! He now has two stage wins this afternoon and is well-positioned to sweep the race.Kyle Busch sweeps first two stages. KyBusch Keselowski Blaney Logano Almirola Harvick Jones KuBusch Hamlin Elliott. #nascar @NASCARONFOX— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 17, 20195:15 p.m. — We’re exactly halfway through the Auto Club 400. Kyle Busch is in first, followed by Keselowski and Erik Jones.5:03 p.m. — Brad Keselowski struggled in the early going, but he’s up to third.4:56 p.m. — And Kyle Busch retakes the lead moments later. He’s led 55 of the 75 laps thus far.4:54 p.m. — Joey Logano jumps up to first place.4:48 p.m. —  Truex Jr. apparently had some rear damage from the stage-closing accident as well.Here’s why defending #AutoClub400 winner @MartinTruex_Jr has heavy damage in the rear.Stenhouse spun, and Truex and Larson got together trying to avoid it.— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) March 17, 20194:40 p.m. — Here’s a look at that Stenhouse incident.Trouble. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 17, 20194:36 p.m. — Crazy end to Stage 1! Kyle Busch wins it and Stenhouse spins out. Kyle Larson also took damage.”Son of a $%#&*,” says @StenhouseJr #NASCAR— Lee Spencer (@CandiceSpencer) March 17, 2019Stage 1:1. @KyleBusch2. @dennyhamlin3. @joeylogano4. @KevinHarvick5. @Aric_Almirola6. @Daniel_SuarezG7. @erik_jones8. @JimmieJohnson9. @DanielHemric10. @BlaneyFREE PASS: @RyanPreece_ #NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) March 17, 20194:30 p.m. — Caution for Austin Dillon. His rear right tire went out.Caution out. Right rear issue for Austin Dillon.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 17, 20194:13 p.m. — William Byron takes the lead midway through Stage 1. 4:03 p.m. — Kyle Busch has moved to the front. He’s going for his 200th career win.Fourth :arrow_right: first in one straightaway.See how @KyleBusch swiped the lead away.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 17, 20193:57 p.m. — Ten laps in, Hamlin leads the way. Aric Almirola is in second place, and Kyle Busch is in third. Stenhouse runs fifth.3:44 p.m. — And we’re off!A 5-wide salute to the fans.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 17, 2019 Kyle Busch could hardly have been more dominant in earning career national series win No. 200 on Sunday in the Auto Club 400, leading 134 of 200 laps and claiming every stage.The milestone, reached with a second straight NASCAR Cup Series victory, helped cement his status as one of the premier drivers of the past 20 years.last_img

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