Week 17 GFT NASCAR AI Driver Rankings: Kyle Busch Wins at Gateway, Byron holds P1
4 June 2023
By Bob Francis, Managing Editor
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MADISON, IL — Kyle Busch went from Pole to Victory Lane earning his 3rd win of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season in at World Wide Technology Raceway in the Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter on Sunday. Busch survives 5 late race restarts to secure the win in NASCAR Overtime.
P1 Kyle Bush, P2 Denny Hamlin, P3 Joey Logano, P4 Kyle Larson, P5 Martin Truex Jr, P6 Ryan Blaney, P7 Daniel Suarez,P8 William Byron, P9 Michael McDowell, P10 Kevin Harvick.
THE BIG MOVERS:
With the win Kyle Busch jumps up 6 spots to P3 while Denny Hamlin’s 2nd place finish moves him up 5 spots to P5. Daniel Suarez finished 7th and that moved him into p16 above the Playoff cut line. Tough day for Tyler Reddick whose 35th place finish (Brake Failure) drops him 3 spots to P10 while Ross Chastain drops 4 spots to P7.
“That was pretty awesome,” Busch said after he climbed from his car. “Man, to sit on the pole, lead a lot of laps and have my guys do such a great job today was pretty phenomenal for us. Great for RCR. Just win, baby! Thanks to Team Chevy, appreciate (sponsor) 3Chi… We’re going to have a great time with this one. This one is pretty cool.”
The Cup Series will next take on Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 11 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).