NASCAR: Two wins for Kyle Busch at Phoenix, he reaches 199
During the NASCAR weekend at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, Kyle Busch has won both Xfinity Series and Cup Series races, reaching 199 wins in his NASCAR career.
On Saturday, he won the iK9 Service Dog 200 race in the Xfinity Series. A day later, he triumphed again in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the TicketGuardian 500.
On Saturday, Kyle Busch clinched his 198th victory in NASCAR national divisions by winning the iK9 Service Dog 200 race in the Xfinity Series. At the wheel of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Busch beat the runner-up Ryan Truex by 3.025 seconds at the finish line.
The victory was Busch’s 94th Xfinity Series win in a career and eleventh win at ISM Raceway, tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin for most Xfinity wins at a single track. Martin accomplished the feat at Rockingham.
On Sunday, Kyle was fighting against another Ryan. This time, Kyle Busch defeated Ryan Blaney after tracking him for 37 laps and then making the winning pass on Lap 296 of 312. Busch stayed in front until the end of the race while Blaney was overtaken by Martin Truex Jr. for the second place.
It was Busch’s third Cup Series victory at the 1-mile track and his 52nd in the Cup Series, leaving him one win short of his goal of 200 aggregate victories across NASCAR’s three national series. Combined with Saturday’s win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Phoenix, the Sunday triumph gave Busch the 12th two-race weekend sweep of his career.
Busch can reach his stated goal of 200 combined victories next weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, where he will race in both the Xfinity and Cup events. Once Busch gets to his magic number, the 33-year-old from Las Vegas will set his sights on 100 wins in the Cup series.