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RICHMOND, Va. – Chase Elliott got away from pole-sitter Kyle Busch on a restart with 26 laps to go Friday night and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond International Raceway, ending a 39-race winless streak.
Busch, starting fourth to Elliott's first on the restart, appeared to make contact with the defending series champion, but Elliott was able to get away enough so that Busch could never put a bumper on him again.
It was the first time in the last 23 races at Richmond that the winner wasn't a Sprint Cup Series regular. The last regular competitor in the lower series to win on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval was Busch back in 2004.
Busch held on the finish second, followed by Brian Scott, Joey Logano and Erik Jones.