The Latest: Busch takes Stage 2; Gibbs cars dominating

Keselowski was third, followed by Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. Just 17 cars remained on the lead lap after the first 100 laps. 7:45 p.m.

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Brad Keselowski has led the field to green for the start of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway

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Kyle Busch grabbed the lead on pit road to begin and never let it go in winning the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night, the second race of the first stage of the playoffs.

Busch barely held off a challenge by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and Stage 1 winner Martin Truex Jr. in the final laps of the stage with help from Williams Byron, who desperately, and unsuccessfully, tried to keep from going two laps down before the caution.

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Kyle Busch holds off Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Indy

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Busch drives into turn one during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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First, he inherited the lead when the leaders crashed with eight laps to go. Then, on the final restart, he got the push he needed from Justin Allgaier’s teammate.

Busch took advantage by jumping in front of Allgaier, holding him off for the final four laps to claim the Indiana 250 by 0.132 seconds and extend his own record of career Xfinity Series wins to 96.

“Anybody that was behind you, you had to rely on them,” Busch said. “Jeb (Burton) absolutely did a really good job at the restart and it helped us, it propelled us to victory.”

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Author: MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer
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Date: 2019-06-24T03:25:00+00:00
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