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Busch Closes in on History with Phoenix Win

Busch Closes in on History with Phoenix Win”

Following Sunday's victory at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Busch can now lay claim to being the series' top driver.

Kyle Busch swept the Nascar weekend in Phoenix.

This puts Busch in a class of his own to start the 2019 Cup series, as he i the only driver to finish all four races in the top 10 so far this season.

The win is Busch's 199th across NASCAR's top three series.

At the end, Truex had moved past Blaney into second place and finished 1.2-seconds back. But overall that's a long ways to go." says Busch, " You got to win a lot of races, a lot of years, to be able to tally up that many.

"This makes last week feel so much stupider".

"Man.", said Busch, who had to settle for finishing third last week in his hometown of Las Vegas after being penalized for speeding. "I started to get real tight and we got to lapped cars and I was done". It would have been awesome to start out this year two weekend sweeps in a row. "I was just trying to do everything I could to get it shut off, and yeah, really unfortunate for us today".

To get the victory, Busch had to track down Blaney of Team Penske - who led 95 laps - over the final 50 laps. That was enough to give him the win, as he was able to nurse his auto to the finish before he could be caught from behind. When Blaney went into fuel saving mode it allowed Busch to catch then pass him. Blaney wound up third after starting on the pole, and after having to make two stops during the final caution because of a lugnut that would have come loose.

Martin Truex Jr. also got around Blaney to finish second, taking advantage of a No. 19 auto that kept getting better on longer runs.

"We were going to be right on the verge", Busch said. "You've got to race hard first and worry about fuel afterwards". "Once I got to Blaney, I was able to save a little bit".

Busch said it's not for him to decide what the number means. He may well accomplish that feat as early as next week, when he will again be racing in both the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity races.

Busch won the second stage before claiming the win.

"That's not for me to worry about, it's for everyone else to discuss and talk about", Busch said. "But for myself and the view I've had, I've been fortunate to be around a lot of great people and a lot of great sponsors".

After the race, Busch was asked about the significance of winning 200 times in NASCAR.



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