Saturday, September 30, 2023

Kyle Busch Wins Heat 1 of Clash Qualifier, Will Start on Pole For Main Event

Kyle Busch Wins Heat 1 Busch Light Clash
Kyle Busch took the win in Heat 1 Qualifier of the Busch Light Clash. Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Kyle Busch started from the Pole in the Heat 1 qualifier for the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum, and he dominated the 25-lap race to score the win. By virtue of taking the win in Heat 1, Busch will start from the pole in Saturday night’s 23-car Main Event Busch Light Clash.

Daniel Suarez finished second in Heat 1, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was third and Ryan Blaney prevailed in a hard-fought battle with Denny Hamlin for the final transfer spot.

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Blaney and Hamlin made contact numerous times, and Blaney got by Hamlin for the spot in the final few circuits of the Heat.

Hamlin, Ross Chastain, Todd Gilliland, Aric Almirola and BJ McLeod will have to race their way into the big show from the Last Chance Qualifier.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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