Moffit, Larson, Busch Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

Moffit, Larson, Bush Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

NASCAR blew into the windy city this weekend and gave fans some exciting racing. Brett Moffitt drove away from Chicago Speedway a three time winner in the truck series this year. Kyle Larson won a scorching Overton’s 300 on Saturday after having to start at the back. Sunday Kyle Busch drove like, well, Kyle Busch to win the Overton’s 400 in Kyle Busch style.

 

Moffitt Wins on Fuel Mileage

Moffit, Larson, Bush Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

Partway through last week Brett Moffitt’s weekend plans included sitting around the shop and watching the races in Chicago. Then Fr8Auctions.com committed to sponsoring his Hattori Racing Enterprises team for the Overton’s 225 and off he went. He went into the last lap of the race a few truck lengths behind John Hunter Nemechek. Then Nemechek’s fuel cell ran dry in Turn 1. Moffitt passed him for first. Then Ben Rhodes passed him for second and Johnny Sauter went by him for third. Nemechek ended up seventh.

 

Larson Puts on Passing Clinic in XFINTIY Race

Moffit, Larson, Bush Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

Kyle Larson won the pole for the XFINITY Series Overton’s 300 on Saturday but ended up having to start from the back due to a flat tire that had to be changed before the drop of the green flag. He had moved up to sixth place by the end of the first stage on Lap 45. 27 laps later, he took everyone three wide for his first lead of the race. Kevin Harvick finished the race in second while series regular Cole Custer took over the points lead with his third place finish.

 

Two Kyles Put on Late Race Show

Moffit, Larson, Bush Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

Kyle Busch also put on something of a show for fans in the Overton’s 400 on Sunday. He had to overcome a flat right front early in the race to even be competitive. There was a good amount of side-by-side racing throughout the field, and Busch contributed to some of these battles in his climb through the field after his unscheduled pit stop.

Moffit, Larson, Bush Dominate as NASCAR Takes On Chicagoland

The usual suspects spent the race hanging out in and around the top ten, although Truex faded late in the race. Kyle Larson looked to continue his winning ways in his Chip Gannasi Racing Number 42 in the late stages of the race, looking to be comfortably ahead of Kyle Busch, but Busch’s car started coming to him. Larson was able to stay ahead, though – until Busch used the chrome horn to turn Larson for the last lap pass. Larson held on for a second place finish and Harvick trundled in at third place.

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