Kyle Busch wins Xfinity Race in OT
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

(CONCORD, NC) – Kyle Busch normally celebrates his victories by climbing on top of his race car and bowing to the crowd. But with no fans in attendance at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday night due to the coronavirus pandemic, Busch passed on the tradition after driving past Austin Cindric on the final lap of overtime to claim his 97th career Xfinity Series win. After a crash involving several cars sent the race into overtime, Cindric had a great restart in overtime and overtook Busch for the lead starting from the inside lane. But Busch battled back, driving by Cindric on the backstretch of the final lap and holding on to win 18th overall race at CMS. Cindric thought he had Busch beat. Daniel Hemric edged Cindric for second place. Ross Chastain was fourth and Justin Allgaier was fifth. Busch has won 210 races overall across NASCAR's top three series, the most of any driver. Busch appeared in control for most of the race winning the first two stages, but was assessed a speeding penalty on pit row with 38 laps to go, dropping him to 10th place. But Busch was far from done. He battled back through the field with the help of a series of strong restarts on the six cautions over the final 45 laps. Busch recaptured the lead with 10 laps to go, but nearly gave it all away in overtime.