Kyle Busch Dominates In The Virginia529 College Savings 250

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane following his Nationwide Series win at Richmond International Raceway. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane following his Nationwide Series win at Richmond International Raceway. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

The NASCAR Nationwide Series visited Richmond International Raceway on Friday evening, and one driver was dominant over the rest of the field. Kyle Busch, who started on pole, was able to hold off the rest of the field and take the lead on the start. However, he was unable to enjoy it for long as the caution came out on the second lap following contact between Jamie Dick and Kevin Lepage. Kyle Busch was able to keep his lead following the restart and started to pull away from the field.

Then, yellow fever struck when three cautions came out in quick succession. The first of the three came on lap 73 when Chad Boat hit the wall, which resulted in a flat tire on his car. Then, the caution came out again on lap 84 when smoke started to billow out the back of Josh Reaume’s car. The next caution came on lap 92 when Jeff Green and Jeffrey Earnhardt made contact with each other. Kyle Busch continued to lead following the three cautions, eventually expanding his lead to over three seconds at one point.

There were two more cautions on laps 166 and 227, both of which were for debris. Kyle Busch took off from the field once again following the second-to-last restart but received a challenge for the lead from series points leader Chase Elliott on the last restart. He was able to put some distance between himself and Elliott to win the race after leading every lap.

Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, and Brian Scott rounded out the top five.

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