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Austin Cindric Wins Third-Consecutive Race After Kyle Busch Is Disqualified at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 18: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, leads the field during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 18, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

UPDATE: July 18, 2020 6:45 PM ET:

Austin Cindric has been declared the official winner of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway after Kyle Busch’s No. 54 car failed post-race inspection.

Busch’s car failed the post-race height check.

This means Cindric has three-consecutive wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition as he won both races in Kentucky a week ago.

Busch will be credited with a last-place finish and he will lose all Stage Points awarded to the No. 54 team during the race.

UPDATED Post-Race Stat Pack:


Original Story:

Kyle Busch is now just two NASCAR Xfinity Series wins away from 100 all-time as he nabbed his 98th-career victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch had a huge 11-plus second lead over Austin Cindric with five laps to go, when Joe Graf Jr. slapped the wall and brought out the caution. However, Busch was able to get an incredible restart and easily pulled away from Cindric to cruise to the win.

Cindric, who won both of last week’s NXS races at Kentucky, held on for runner-up.

Chase Briscoe, who has five wins in 2020, came home third after controversially tossing his water bottle out of the car late in the event in a failed effort to get a caution.

Justin Allgaier won Stages 1 and 2, and had position for the eventual lead after his final pit stop of the day when he was busted for a blend line violation coming off of pit road. Allgaier would lose two laps to then leader Briscoe, but would rally for a solid fourth-place finish.

Harrison Burton was fifth. Burton’s crew chief Ben Beshore was not on the box as he is in quarantine after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.

Michael Annett, Jeb Burton, Brandon Jones, Justin Haley and Ross Chastain rounded out the top-10 finishers on Saturday.

Riley Herbst, Myatt Snider and Ryan Sieg, who are all winless, yet looking for a spot in the 2020 Playoffs had rough days.

Herbst and Snider were both backed into the wall after contact from other drivers, while Sieg’s race ended early due to a hub issue. Herbst finish last (37th), Snider was 35th and Sieg was 30th.

Post-Race Stat Pack:

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