Weekend Sweep for Kyle Busch at Phoenix
Last week Kyle Busch came up just short of a 3-race weekend sweep at his home track in Las Vegas, but this week he won both the Xfinity and Cup races at ISM Raceway in Phoenix for his 12th career 2-race sweep. It's his 52nd career Cup win, third at Phoenix and his 199th win across all three national series.
Busch led 177 of the 312 laps, but he was running behind Ryan Blaney after their final pit stop. When Blaney went into fuel saving mode it allowed Busch to catch then pass him. Busch held onto the lead the rest of the way as Martin Truex, Jr. started to close in.
Truex finished second while Blaney who led 94 laps settled for third. Aric Almirola and Denny Hamlin completed the Top 5.
Nine-time Phoenix winner Kevin Harvick finished ninth.
Busch will look to hit the 200 career wins mark next week at California when he runs in both the Xfinity and Cup races.