Kyle Busch checks Atlanta XFINITY Series win off his bucket list

Kyle Busch had 76 XFINITY Series to his credit entering Saturday's Heads Up Georgia 250, but none at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Well, now he can cross that off his career checklist. Busch cruised to win No. 77 in the series, dominating the sunny day for his first XFINITY win at AMS.

Kyle Larson tried desperately to close the gap toward the end of the race, but the closest he could get was within 0.52 seconds with five laps to go. Larson ended up finishing second, followed by Erik Jones, Paul Meard and Ty Dillon.

Busch led 118 of 162 laps on the day.

The only other drivers to lead any laps at all were Busch's fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski, who led 28 but was hurt by a 22-second pit stop at one point and ended up finishing sixth; and XFINITY regular Justin Allgaier, who led 15 laps and finished eighth.