Kyle Busch took home his 98th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory on Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, dominating the field with an 11-second victory in the inaugural and highly anticipated race. The legendary driver also captured his 29th career NASCAR Xfinity Series Perfect Driver Rating (150.0) – the series-most.
Kyle Busch’s Xfinity Perfect Driver Ratings
|Track||Date||Perfect Driver Rating|
|COTA||Saturday, May 22, 2021||150|
|Kansas||Saturday, October 15, 2016||150|
|Richmond||Friday, September 9, 2016||150|
|Loudon||Saturday, July 16, 2016||150|
|Las Vegas||Saturday, March 5, 2016||150|
|Phoenix||Saturday, November 14, 2015||150|
|Richmond||Friday, September 5, 2014||150|
|Phoenix||Saturday, March 1, 2014||150|
|Phoenix||Saturday, November 9, 2013||150|
|Chicago||Saturday, September 14, 2013||150|
|Bristol||Friday, August 23, 2013||150|
|Indianapolis||Saturday, July 27, 2013||150|
|Charlotte||Saturday, May 25, 2013||150|
|Darlington||Friday, May 10, 2013||150|
|Bristol||Friday, August 26, 2011||150|
|Bristol||Saturday, March 19, 2011||150|
|Phoenix||Saturday, February 26, 2011||150|
|Dover||Saturday, September 25, 2010||150|
|Iowa||Saturday, July 31, 2010||150|
|Dover||Saturday, May 15, 2010||150|
|Texas||Monday, April 19, 2010||150|
|Texas||Saturday, November 7, 2009||150|
|Charlotte||Friday, October 16, 2009||150|
|Texas||Saturday, April 4, 2009||150|
|Auto Club||Saturday, February 21, 2009||150|
|Texas||Saturday, November 1, 2008||150|
|Dover||Saturday, September 20, 2008||150|
|Auto Club||Saturday, August 30, 2008||150|
|Richmond||Friday, September 7, 2007||150|
Busch led 36 of 46 laps in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota while no other driver led more than three laps at the 20-turn track.
AJ Allmendinger, one of the drivers in the field known for their road course racing talent, finished in second. Justin Allgaier finished third, Kevin Harvick fourth, and series points leader Austin Cindric finished fifth. Kaulig Racing teammates Allmendinger and Haley won Stage 1 and Stage 2, respectively and chose to earn points and stay on track rather than pitting before the conclusion of the stages.
The win marked the 17th season that Busch has won an Xfinity Series race and the 27th different track that he’s gone to Victory Lane at.
Looking to Charlotte this weekend, Busch is not entered, but instead Joe Gibbs’ grandson, Ty Gibbs will be piloting the No. 54 Toyota. Ty Gibbs is running a part-time schedule this season having made five starts posting a win in his series debut at the Daytona Road Course and four top fives. This will be his series debut at Charlotte this weekend.