Kyle Busch beats Matt Kenseth to give JGR Xfinity Series win
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing grabbed its first victory of the weekend when Kyle Busch won the Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
It was a rout Saturday night by JGR drivers Busch and Matt Kenseth, who combined to lead 186 of the 200 laps. The two then dueled over the closing laps, with Kenseth sliding past Busch for the lead with two laps remaining, only for Busch to snatch the lead right back.
It was Busch’s record 74th career victory in the Xfinity Series.
It was JGR’s seventh win in the last 14 Xfinity Series races, and the organization heads into Sunday’s opening round of NASCAR’s playoffs with eight wins in the last 11 Sprint Cup events.
All four of JGR’s drivers are in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.