The Associated Press

21h ago

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch won his third straight Xfinity race at Kansas on Saturday, while Chase contenders Elliott Sadler and Daniel Suarez followed him to the line to help their championship hopes.

Busch started from the pole and led 150 laps for his ninth series win this season, though it wasn’t easy all afternoon. He dropped a lap behind the leaders at one point before getting a wave-around.

Fellow Sprint Cup regulars Joey Logano and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five on a damaging day for several drivers beginning the three-race round of eight of their title run.

Justin Allgaier and Darrell Wallace Jr. were involved in a late wreck, though Allgaier’s partially destroyed car was able to finish a lap down in 14th. Wallace wound up 33rd.

Brendon Gaughan also had late trouble and finished 31st.