Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity Series return to racing at Darlington, full results

Kyle Busch needed only 15 laps to make his way into the top-five in Thursday’s running of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway despite starting 26th thanks to a random drawling. It would not be the last time Busch needed to climb up though the field and the second time would prove to be too much as Chase Briscoe was able to take his No. 98 Ford Mustang to victory lane for his second win of the year.

Noah Gragson began the Toyota 200 on the pole and led the first 15 laps until a modified competition caution took place where drivers could pit without losing positions on the race track. The race, scheduled to start at noon did not take the green flag until 4:30 pm ET. The second caution came out after the No. 93 of Myatt Snider tapped the wall after racing with Timmy Hill causing his tv panel to rip off the rear of his car. Gragson would win the first stage which came to an end at lap 45.

Aided by his Cup Series pit crew Busch moved from fourth to first on the ensuing pit stops. The second stage would run without a caution as Busch cruised to the win while the threat of rain loomed in the background.

On pit stops after stage two, Busch was busted for speeding on pit road and sent to the back of the field. That penalty pushed Justin Allgaier to the front of the field. Chase Briscoe would then take the lead from Allgaier only to relinquish it with 18 to go. With 16 to go Michael Annett went around bringing out a caution setting up the finish of the race.

Briscoe would lead the field to green with nine to go while Busch restarted third. The driver of the No. 98 car was able to clear Allgaier on the restart but soon found himself in the sights of Busch. As the drivers came to the white flag Briscoe made contact with the wall. The battled and on the closing lap but it was Briscoe who got to the checkered flag claiming the win.

Toyota 200 Xfinity Series Results

  1. Chase Briscoe
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Justin Allgaier
  4. Austin Cindric
  5. Noah Gragson
  6. Daniel Hemric
  7. Ryan Sieg
  8. Ross Chastain
  9. Harrison Burton
  10. Justin Haley
  11. Brett Moffitt
  12. Jeremy Clements
  13. Brandon Brown
  14. Anthony Alfredo
  15. BJ McLeod
  16. Josh Williams
  17. Alex Labbe
  18. Riley Herbst
  19. Joe Graf Jr.
  20. Brandon Jones
  21. Ray Black II
  22. Timmy Hill
  23. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  24. Chad Finchum
  25. Michael Annett
  26. Tommy Joe Martins
  27. Colby Howard
  28. Joe Nemechek
  29. Vinnie Miller
  30. Mason Massey
  31. Ronnie Bassett Jr.
  32. Kody Vanderwal
  33. Bayley Currey
  34. Matt Mills
  35. Jesse Little
  36. Myatt Snider
  37. Colin Garrett
  38. Landon Cassill
  39. Stephen Leicht

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