FONTANA, Calif. — Cole Custer held off Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, preventing Busch from tying Richard Petty’s document together with his 200th career victory throughout NASCAR’s three principal series. The 21-year-vintage Custer capitalized when a disastrous pit forestalls dropped Busch to 14th vicinity with 33 laps to go in a race Busch had ruled up to that point. Although Busch charged back through the sector, he couldn’t seize up to Custer, who drove his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to his 0.33 profession Xfinity victory on his domestic song.
Norman native Christopher Bell took 0.33. Busch neglected his first threat to fit Petty’s hallowed mark, however, he’s going to get every other when he competes within the Cup Series race at Fontana on Sunday. “Kyle, he is got to be one of the legends of our game,” Custer stated. “To maintain him (ready) one greater race for that 2 hundredth win is pretty great. I know he’s likely quite annoyed, although.”
Custer is from Ladera Ranch, an prosperous coastal community in Orange County about fifty-five miles south of Fontana. The son of veteran racing executive Joe Custer earned his typical fifth victory throughout NASCAR’s three most important series — simply 194 fewer than the 33-year-old Busch. Cup everyday drivers had won 23 consecutive Xfinity series races at Fontana due to the fact 2002, but Custer broke the streak at the expense of Busch, who led ninety eight of the 150 laps.
Brittany Force broke the Gainesville Raceway file Saturday in the course of the fourth Top Fuel qualifying consultation in Gainesville, Florida, turning into the primary woman driving force to qualify No. 1 within the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals considering Shirley Muldowney 40 years ago. Force had a 3.680-2nd skip at 326.32 mph. Robert Hight topped the Funny Car lineup, Rodger Brogdon turned into the quickest in Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines took the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Hight had a three.868 at 331.12 in a Chevrolet Camaro, Brogdon ran a 6.490 at 212.Forty three in a Camaro, and Hines had a 6.720 at 199.94 on a Harley-Davidson.