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Kyle Busch Scoots Past Zane Smith For Stage 1 Win in Truck Race at Texas

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Kyle Busch is looking for retribution after a victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was stripped away when his car failed post-race inspection. Busch, driving his own No. 51 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors event at TMS won Stage 1 on Saturday evening.

Busch got around rookie Zane Smith in the closing laps of the Stage to cruise to the Stage Win.

Tyler Ankrum was third in Stage 1 and he was followed by Ben Rhodes and Brett Moffitt in fourth and fifth.

Christian Eckes, Todd Gilliland, Matt Crafton, Justin Haley and Grant Enfinger rounded out the top-10 in the Stage.

Polesitter Sheldon Creed led the opening seven laps of the race, but a sliced tire forced Creed into an unscheduled pit stop. Luckily, Creed was able to keep his No. 2 Silverado out of the wall. Creed sits 30th, two laps off the pace after Stage 1.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Kyle Busch* 0 0
2 Zane Smith 9 0
3 Tyler Ankrum 8 0
4 Ben Rhodes 7 0
5 Brett Moffitt 6 0
6 Christian Eckes 5 0
7 Todd Gilliland 4 0
8 Matt Crafton 3 0
9 Justin Haley* 0 0
10 Grant Enfinger 1 0

*indicates a driver who is ineligible for series points.

Toby Christie View All

Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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