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Kyle Busch Wins For The 102nd Time In NASCAR Xfinity Series At Atlanta Then Bashes Its Future Plans

Kyle Busch completed a 5 for 5 Xfinity Series sweep at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Limited by NASCAR on how many races he can participate in the series, Busch made sure to take full advantage of each one by winning them all.

After the race, Busch seemed a little disappointed, although it was unclear if his disappointment was because of how the race unfolded, because it may be his last career start and win of the Xfinity series, or because of the planned changes to the track after the weekends events. “A little bit of a somber win I guess,” Busch said. “Not for it being the last one, but for the way it happened.”

Contact between Busch and teammate Daniel Hemric in the closing laps certainly didn't help Busch's celebratory mood following the race nor did it help Hemric to swallow the loss.

“What else are you gonna do?” Hemric said on PRN. “I think he was gonna push me into 1, and not sure if he missed the line when he latched on, but as soon as he touched me it steered me off into the fence and killed it. Just wasn’t meant to be.”

In the media center following the victory lane celebration, Busch continued providing quotes and juicy tidbits to those listening in questioning the motives and future direction of the track and it's proposed changes.

“You’re going to tell me that the next cars that we’re going to have are gonna have more tire, wider tire, everything we’re not gonna go faster?” Busch quipped.

“All we’ve done at every single racetrack that we’ve gone to over the years is try to widen the racing groove, right?” Busch said. “What do you think the PJ1 shit is for?

In case you were thinking this was just Kyle Busch being "Kyle Busch," he wasn't the only driver with strong opinions against the coming changes. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin also shared some harsh criticism after the announcement.

“With all due respect. This same group has reconfigured Texas, Kentucky, Bristol with zero driver input,” Hamlin wrote in a tweet. “One of those lost a race, other one we don’t race anymore and last one we put dirt over it. But hey, what do the drivers know.”

Busch made sure to offer one more juicy bit prior to leaving the media center as he predicted how the next race in Atlanta would end up, “Because the next one is just going to be a showpiece, and it’s going to be shit.”


Order Driver Car No.

1 Kyle Busch 54 --

2 Jeb Burton 10 0.55

3 Noah Gragson 9 0.745

4 Justin Haley 11 1.403

5 Ty Dillon 23 1.411

6 Brett Moffitt 2 1.522

7 Justin Allgaier 7 1.961

8 Jeremy Clements 51 2.002

9 Sam Mayer 8 2.499

10 Austin Cindric 22 2.683

11 Austin Dillon 1 3.109

12 Ryan Sieg 39 3.269

13 AJ Allmendinger 16 3.672

14 Ryan Vargas 6 4.173

15 Alex Labbe 36 4.578

16 Tommy Joe Martins 44 4.786

17 Jade Buford 48 5.26

18 Josh Williams 92 5.471

19 Riley Herbst 98 5.611

20 Colby Howard 15 5.791

21 Myatt Snider 2 5.925

22 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0 6.1

23 Josh Berry 31 6.133

24 Harrison Burton 20 6.352

25 Joe Graf Jr. 7 6.541

26 Matt Mills 5 6.71

27 Ronnie Bassett Jr. 90 6.941

28 Jesse Little 78 7.506

29 Mason Massey 99 9.351

30 Daniel Hemric 18 21.973

31 Brandon Brown 68 27.231

32 Kyle Weatherman 47 -2

33 Santino Ferrucci 26 -2

34 Bayley Currey 74 -2

35 Gray Gaulding 52 -4

36 Carson Ware 17 -25

37 CJ McLaughlin 66 -25

38 Landon Cassill 4 -36

39 Brandon Jones 19 -46

40 David Starr 61 -114


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