Custer held off Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, preventing Busch from tying Richard Pettys record with his 200th win across NASCARs three major series.
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The 21-year-old Custer capitalized when a disastrous pit stop dropped Busch to 14th place with 33 laps to go in a race Busch had dominated up to that point. Although Busch charged back through the field, he couldnt catch up to Custer, who drove his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to his third career Xfinity victory on his home track.
You definitely look in the mirror and you see that black car, and youre just hoping it doesnt get bigger, Custer said.
Custer is from Ladera Ranch, an affluent coastal community in Orange County about 55 miles south of Fontana. The son of veteran racing executive Joe Custer earned his fifth overall victory across NASCARs three major series — just 194 fewer than the 33-year-old Busch.
Defending series champion Joey Logano was the last man standing as a challenge to Kyle Busch on Sunday. While he had a slightly faster car at the end and was able to close on Busch on some laps, Busch had the clean air and traffic advantage and Logano wasnt able to make a serious charge. His second-place run is his third top-five finish of the year, and hes positioning himself to have the same kind of consistent year as he did last year. This time, he wont be under the radar, though.
I grew up racing about 20 minutes from here, (so) it means a lot to come back here and win, Custer said. Every driver wants to win here because of how cool the track is, but also because its a hometown track, it means a lot to me. … Kyle, hes got to be one of the legends of our sport To keep him (waiting) one more race for that 200th win is pretty great. I know hes probably pretty frustrated, though.
More predictability is not a good thing. And neither is backing teams into a corner. If NASCAR wants to make meaningful changes, its time to open up more areas for teams to make the cars work for their drivers. Choice in gears and suspension pieces would still mean bodies and engines are sacred, but allow teams to find an advantage (and shoulder the risk that comes with it). The more teams can work, the less predictability is built into each race. Only good could come of it.
Thanks to a pit stop that included a jack mistake and an uncontrolled tire penalty, Busch missed his first chance to match Pettys hallowed mark despite leading 98 of the 150 laps. Hell get another opportunity when he competes in the Cup Series race at Fontana on Sunday.
When you have a fast guy out front and a fast guy in second, they run the same times and they stay the same distance apart, Busch said. We just werent quick enough there at the end to chase them down. … Well see what happens (Sunday).
Cup regular drivers had won 23 consecutive Xfinity series races at Fontana since 2002, but Custer broke the streak at the expense of Busch and Ryan Preece, who finished eighth.
I felt like we were honestly pretty good, Custer said. It was just a matter of getting the track position and getting a tick better, and I think we accomplished all of that.
Summer Bedgood started following NASCAR in 2005 and began writing about and covering the sport in 2009. Joining Kickin the Tires as Managing Editor in 2016, Summer has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Ashford University and has contributed to various motorsports outlets over the course of her career. She and her husband Allen reside with their dog Mikey in Topeka, Kansas.
Busch clearly was the class of the Fontana field under serious gusting wind on the weathered 2-mile asphalt track one hour east of Los Angeles. He led each of the first two stages and was cruising toward his landmark win — but he lost seven spots of track position when his crew had a painfully slow pit stop with 35 laps to go, making a mistake with the jack.
Buschs team was then hit with a penalty for an uncontrolled tire, pushing Busch back to 14th when the race resumed. He moved up to second with 15 laps to go, but he just couldnt catch Custer.
They didnt get the jack high enough and they couldnt get the tire off, Busch said. We lost track position there and we had an uncontrolled tire on the same stop and had to go to the back, and (we) rebounded. Thats all there is to it.
Busch started second and took the lead with a side draft on the opening lap of the Xfinity race on Saturday, and he only briefly gave back the lead before reclaiming it and finishing the first stage in front by a healthy 5 seconds. He also led after the second stage, and he stayed in front under pressure from Tyler Reddick before the field slowed up in two cautions, leading to the decisive pit stop.
Reddick took the overall Xfinity points standings lead with his fourth-place finish. Custer is seven points behind.
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