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Kyle Busch Started on the Pole and went on to Lead 190 of 200 Laps during the NASCAR XFINITY Ticket Galaxy 200 for the Win


Avondale, ARIZ. (November 12, 2016) – When NASCAR’s XFINITY series rolled into Phoenix International Raceway for the Ticket Galaxy 200, Kyle Busch the defending champion, winning both the pole and the race itself.  Rolling into Phoenix for the 2016 race, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suarez is in the points lead with 3,074 points followed closely by JR Motorsports’ with 3,074 points.  Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones with 3065 points, Kaulig Racing’s Blake Koch with 3059 points and JR Motorsports Justin Allgaier with 3058 points rounded out the top five.

ap2q3025After practice on Friday, XFINITY drivers would qualify on Saturday afternoon’s race.  After qualifying, the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota of Kyle Busch took the pole with a fast lap of 136.132 mph and lap time of 26.445 seconds.

Between the Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR’s XFINITY Series and NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Saturdays pole was Kyle Busch’s 12th pole at Phoenix International Raceway.  After the race went green, Busch lead 190 laps of the Ticket Galaxy 200 laps.  Lap 200 would see Busch taking the checkered flag with no other competitors in sight.  The No. 2 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon started in the No. 8 position and finished 2nd.  The No. 60 Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. started 13th and finished 3rd.  The No. 7 Chevrolet of Justin Allgaier and the No. 29 Toyota of Daniel Suarez finished out the top 5.

Busch and the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota team celebrated their win in Victory Lane after Saturday night’s race under the lights at Phoenix International Raceway.  They’re ready to move on to Miami for the final race of the season.

NASCAR’s Can-Am 500 is scheduled to run Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.  Gates open at 9 am.  Head on out to Phoenix International Raceway to take in the action for yourself.  With it being the second to last race in the Chase, the action on the track is sure to be hot.

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