By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Kyle Busch won the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona on Sunday. This is Busch’s 199th career win in NASCAR’s three prominent platforms.
This is his first win of the 2019 season, as he drove the Skittles car for Joe Gibbs Rscing to victory lane. In addition, it is his 52nd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win.
Busch led 177 of a possible 312 laps.
He tied a career-best eight wins in 2018. Besides his eight wins in 2018, he also had eight wins in 2008.
Busch’s last win also came near Phoenix, Arizona. He won the Can Am 500 at ISM Raceway on Sunday, November 11th, 2018.
JGR finished 1 and 2, as New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. finished second in his Bass Pro Shops Car.
Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney finished in third place. He led 94 laps in the MoneyLion car.
Aric Almirola driving the Smithfield entry for Stewart-Haas Racing led 26 laps. Denny Hamlin driving the FedEx Freight entry for Joe Gibbs Racing also led seven laps.
Jimmie Johnson driving the Ally entry for Hendrick Motorsports led four laps. Daniel Hemric also led four laps for the Okuma entry for Richard Childress Racing.
Three cars did not finish the race. All of these cars were involved in crashes.
Ryan Preece driving the Kroger entry for JTG-Daughtery Racing crashes on lap 229. Alex Bowman driving the Nationwide entry for Hendrick Motorsports also crashes on lap 191.
Michael McDowell crashed the Dockside Logistics entry for Bob Jenkins on lap 157.