Kyle Busch wins at World Wide Technology Raceway, Enjoy Illinois 300 Results

Kyle Busch began the race on the pole but the race would find its first caution on lap 2 when Tyler Reddick spun out at the 1.25-mile oval. During the caution lightning would force all the cars to pit road for a red flag. Busch would win the first stage ahead of last week’s winner Ryan Blaney in a session that was as notable for the cars of Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski having trouble.

As the second started, Michael McDowell spun from sixth to bring out the caution again. Busch would lose the lead to Blaney on lap 61. On lap 91 sub driver Carson Hocevar would blow a right front brake rotor sending him into the wall and sending Chase Briscoe to the garage also from the debris. Blaney would go onto win the second stage ahead of Busch, Denny Hamlin, William Byron and Daniel Suarez.

A few cars would choose two tires on the pit stop between stages. A few cars would take two tires in an effort to get track position including Reddick, Austin Cindric and Michael McDowell. On the restart Byron would take the lead from Reddick as Denny Hamlin and Blaney would follow laps later.

Reddick would have a blown brake rotor causing another caution which would prove detrimental to Byron who would fall back though the field on the restart. Kyle Larson would have the lead on two tires to restart but he would be passed by Busch as Hamlin and Blaney tried to catch up. It would not be long before another brake rotor failure, this time on the car of Noah Gragson bringing out a red flag. Cars in the middle pack on back would choose to pit while the leaders in Busch, Larson, Hamlin and Blaney stayed out. Austin Cindric would get loose and get into Christopher Bell shortly after the restart to bring out yet another caution. Gray Gaulding’s stopped car brought out the ninth caution which was quickly followed by another when Austin Dillon was turned into Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by Austin Cindric. The race would then be red flagged as repairs would need to be made to a wall.

Just past 9 pm ET the race got inside 10 laps to go. With five laps to go Bubba Wallace would hit the wall bringing out the 11th caution of the race for another brake rotor issue and sending the race to overtime.

Busch would hold off Hamlin enroute to his third win of the season and 63rd of his career in the Cup Series.

Cup Series World Wide Technology Raceway Results

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Daniel Suarez
  8. William Byron
  9. Michael McDowell
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Christopher Bell
  12. Chris Buescher
  13. Austin Cindric
  14. AJ Allmendinger
  15. Todd Gilliland
  16. Justin Haley
  17. Ryan Preece
  18. Erik Jones
  19. Aric Almirola
  20. Ty Gibbs
  21. Corey LaJoie
  22. Ross Chastain
  23. Harrison Burton
  24. JJ Yeley
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Alex Bowman
  27. BJ McLeod
  28. Brad Keselowski
  29. Gray Gaulding
  30. Bubba Wallace
  31. Austin Dillon
  32. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  33. Noah Gragson
  34. Chase Briscoe
  35. Tyler Reddick
  36. Carson Hocevar
John Bman
John Bman
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