Kyle Busch dominated a caution-free Stage 2, leading 56 laps of the Quaker State 400 in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Kyle Busch, gunning for his third career Monster Energy Series win at Kentucky, raced his way to his sixth stage win of the 2019 season. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones followed, picking up a second-place finish in Stage 2.
Austin Dillon worked his way toward the front, followed by Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer who completed the top five.
RELATED: Stage 2 results
Denny Hamlin and Daniel Hemric each served penalties during the stage after pit-road mishaps. Hamlin served a pass-through penalty for an uncontrolled tire and Hemric’s jack man was docked with a penalty for removing equipment as the No. 8 left the pit box.
|1||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||10|
|2||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing||9|
|3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||8|
|4||Joey Logano||Team Penske||7|
|5||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing||6|
|6||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||5|
|7||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||4|
|8||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||3|
|9||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||2|
|10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||1|
A steady push toward the front for Kurt Busch earned him his first stage win of the 2019 season Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Busch, in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, held off strong pushes from Joey Logano to lead the final 28 laps of the stage. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.
RELATED: Stage 1 results
Daniel Suarez fell back in the pack after starting on the pole and leading 49 of the 80 laps in the stage — the most laps led in any race of his Monster Energy Series career.
A shredded right-front tire on the No. 9 car of Chase Elliott brought out the first caution at Lap 46 of the Quaker State 400. This gave cars who did not pit earlier in the race under green a chance to refuel and strategize to make it to the end of the stage. Elliott, who started the race in 20th, successfully made his way to pit road without any further damage.
|1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing||10|
|2||Joey Logano||Team Penske||9|
|3||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||8|
|4||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||7|
|5||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||6|
|6||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||5|
|7||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Roush Fenway Racing||4|
|8||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||3|
|9||Daniel Hemric||Richard Childress Racing||2|
|10||Paul Menard||Wood Brothers Racing||1|