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Yet another NASCAR Xfinity win for Kyle Busch at Texas

Fort Worth, TX, June 12/21 (by John Davison): Kyle Busch, in "Left Twix" as he tagged his No. 54 Supra, was challenged a few times for the lead, but never really bested as he drove to his tenth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway, making his career total 99 checkered flags in the series. Justin Allgaier finished second, followed by reigning series champion Austin Cindric in third.

Driving in heat where in-car temperatures neared 150 degrees, many of the drivers used 'cool shirts' – an evolution of the NASA cool shirts first brought to NASCAR in the 60s by Paul Goldsmith, with fifth-finishing Brandon Jones commenting: "I invested in a cool suit this weekend and a lot of other things and still really hot. We do a lot fitness-wise and we do a bunch to hydrate. It's not terrible, but it weighs on you for sure."

After ten cautions slowed the race for 52 laps, the final restart saw Busch shoved to the front with help from Cindric, who added to his series points lead after finishing third. "Thanks to the 22 (Austin Cindric)," said Busch. "He did a great job of helping me out and you can't win these things on your own from the front row anymore it seems. You have to rely on what's behind you and the rows behind you to help you. He did that and got us out front."

Following the race, Busch was asked about his comments concerning retiring from the Xfinity series when he amasses 100 wins "So here's the problem, Joe (Gibbs) already sold me (to sponsors) for 2022 so I don't know. We're going to have to talk about that."

Earlier in the day, John Hunter Nemechek had driven a truck owned by Busch to victory in the Camping World Truck Series race, leading Busch to comment: "I feel like KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports) is on the right path and on the right track to be a force to be reckoned with. John Hunter is week-in, week-out running up front and doing good things, winning Stages, leading laps and winning races."

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