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NASCAR

Sep 20 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

All Three Team Toyota Drivers Advance in the NASCAR Cup Playoffs

Saturday, September 19, 2020, Kyle Busch finishes second at Bristol Motor SpeedwayAll Three Team Toyota Drivers Advance in the NASCAR Cup Playoffs

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. will advance in the NASCAR Cup Series to the Round of 12. Busch led 159 laps on the way to a runner-up finish in Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch was followed to the line by his teammate Erik Jones.

Saturday, September 19, 2020, Kyle Busch advances to the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

“The guys did a great job and gave me a really great piece tonight to contend and at least be up there and be close,” said Busch. ”Unfortunately, just didn’t have enough. Lapped cars were definitely a problem. It’s part of racing. You have to try to get around them where you can and there was just no room for me to do what I needed to do with a couple of those opportunities to get past them.”

Kyle Busch
Saturday, September 19, 2020, Erik Jones finishes third at Bristol Motor Speedway

“The Auto Owners Camry got better all night, and honestly, the last run of the race was our best,” said Jones. “We got up there into third and I kind of knew I couldn’t beat those guys straight up. So, I tried to say a little bit on the front half of the run and run at the end hard and just kind of ran out of time. I had just got to those guys when I took the checkered, so a good day. It was nice to be up there in contention at the end, but close again at Bristol. Especially in this race. We’ve been close a few times, just want to close one out here soon.”

Brandon Jones
The NASCAR Playoffs continue when the Round of 12 kicks off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Sunday afternoon. Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN and can be heard on PRN Radio as well as Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.