Busch dominates inaugural race at COTA gets 29th Xfinity career Perfect Driver Rating

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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

TrackDatePerfect Driver Rating
COTASaturday, May 22, 2021150
KansasSaturday, October 15, 2016150
RichmondFriday, September 9, 2016150
LoudonSaturday, July 16, 2016150
Las VegasSaturday, March 5, 2016150
PhoenixSaturday, November 14, 2015150
RichmondFriday, September 5, 2014150
PhoenixSaturday, March 1, 2014150
PhoenixSaturday, November 9, 2013150
ChicagoSaturday, September 14, 2013150
BristolFriday, August 23, 2013150
IndianapolisSaturday, July 27, 2013150
CharlotteSaturday, May 25, 2013150
DarlingtonFriday, May 10, 2013150
BristolFriday, August 26, 2011150
BristolSaturday, March 19, 2011150
PhoenixSaturday, February 26, 2011150
DoverSaturday, September 25, 2010150
IowaSaturday, July 31, 2010150
DoverSaturday, May 15, 2010150
TexasMonday, April 19, 2010150
TexasSaturday, November 7, 2009150
CharlotteFriday, October 16, 2009150
TexasSaturday, April 4, 2009150
Auto ClubSaturday, February 21, 2009150
TexasSaturday, November 1, 2008150
DoverSaturday, September 20, 2008150
Auto ClubSaturday, August 30, 2008150
RichmondFriday, September 7, 2007150

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.  

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