After fighting Ryan Blaney side-by-side, Busch finally cleared him together with 1-5 of 312 laps remaining and held off Martin Truex Jr. to win against the Ticket Guardian 500 in ISM Raceway.
The victory will be Busch’s of this 20-19 season, 52nd of his own livelihood and next in Phoenix. He has won 1-99 races around NASCAR’s three national series — Cup, Xfinity and Trucks.
Busch is still competing in both the Xfinity and Cup races next weekend in Car Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., at which they can reach or even exceed win No. 200.
Blaney finished next, Aric Almirola was Denny Hamlin completed the top-five.
Rounding out the Top 10 have been Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
During the break between two 3 and 2, all of the lead-lap cars chose to pit with Kyle Busch the very first off pit road.
On Lap 160, Michael McDowell got loose Turn 2, fell off the pace along with his teammate, David Ragan, conducted into the back of himwhich caused a caution.
Truex was third and Johnson fourth.
Together with 130 laps left in the race, Kyle Busch’s lead over Bowyer was less than a moment. Truex and Johnson remained in fourth and third, respectively.
On Lap 193, Alex Bowman struck the wall to the next time in the race, and caused a caution. He finished up taking his No. 88 Chevrolet to the garage.
All of the lead-lap car elected to pit and Johnson took two fresh tires and was the very first off pit road. The race returned to green on Lap 20-1.
During the stops, Austin Dillon was penalized for speeding, and Newman was brought to get a “safety violation” along with Blaney had been made to make a second stop to get a loose lug nut.
Following a stunt, Kyle Busch was in a position to create his way across Johnson to retake the lead as Bowyer transferred into third.
On Lap 218, Chase Elliott spun entering twist 3 however was able to keep his No. 9 Chevrolet offthewall. Elliott had reported a possible vibration above a couple laps prior to this episode.
All of the lead-lap laps elected to pitwith Austin Dillon the primary catalyst away pit road after a fuel-only pit-stop. Harvick came out second, followed by Almirola and Blaney. Daniel Hemric didn’t stop and inherited the race lead on the restart on Lap 226.
Soon following the resume, Ryan Preece got loose and was labeled by Daniel Suarez, which sent him in to the wall. While averting the episode, Brad Keselowski spun as well and struck the interior wall.
The race returned to green on Lap 233 with Almirola in the lead followed by Hemric and Kurt Busch.
Right following the restart, then Preece struck the wall , offering yet another caution. Several groups chose to pit including Harvick, Bowyer, Hemric and Paul Menard.
The race returned to green together with Almirola in the lead and 74 laps to move.
On Lap 240, Blaney made his way up to the runnerup position behind Almirola since Austin Dillon dropped to third.
Blaney made his strategy across Almirola and into the lead on Lap 252 since Kyle Busch closed fast from the next position.
Together with 30 laps to go, Blaney maintained a small advantage over Kyle Busch. He was followed by Almirola,” Truex and Austin Dillon.
They have been followed by Almirola and Austin Dillon.
On Lap 297, Kyle Busch eventually got around to the interior of Blaney Consequently 3 and came off with the guide.