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Taste The Ranbow: Kyle Busch Dominates Stage Two at Bristol

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch is looking poised to make a statement, as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver put on a dominating performance in stage two, leading every green flag lap en-route to his second stage win of 2020.

Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch rounded out the top-five in stage two, with nine of the top-ten in the stage being playoff drivers.

On lap 234, NASCAR Playoff contender William Byron – who entered the race three points below the cutoff line — made contact with the No. 95 of Christopher Bell, after the No. 51 of Joey Gase slowed dramatically down the straightaway. The damage was enough to end Byron’s night, as well as – more than likely — his championship chances.

The stage ended under caution, after the No. 6 of Ryan Newman spun in turn two on the final lap of the stage.


Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 2:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Kyle Busch [P] 10 1
2 Kevin Harvick [P] 9 0
3 Chase Elliott [P] 8 0
4 Joey Logano [P] 7 0
5 Kurt Busch [P] 6 0
6 Alex Bowman [P] 5 0
7 Aric Almirola [P] 4 0
8 Clint Bowyer [P] 3 0
9 Erik Jones 2 0
10 Austin Dillon [R] 1 0

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