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Busch Disqualified From Dixieland 250 Victory; Johnson Wins

August 2, 2017 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region - Midwest, Top Stories

The celebration didn’t last long for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team Tuesday night at Wisconsin International Raceway.  Just minutes after celebrating his second career win in the Dixieland 250, Busch was informed by ARCA Midwest Tour officials that his car was disqualified for not meeting post-race minimum weight requirements.

 

As a a result of Busch’s disqualification, second-place finisher Casey Johnson was awarded the victory.

 

Casey Johnson is the official winner of the Dixieland 250. (Speed51.com photo)

Casey Johnson is the official winner of the Dixieland 250. (Speed51.com photo)

“It feels great,” Johnson said upon hearing the news.  “We ran a heck of a race and I was awfully happy with second.  Second to Kyle Busch feels like a win, but to get the win is pretty cool.”

 

The win for Johnson is his first on the ARCA Midwest Tour and his first in the prestigious Dixieland 250.

 

“Both are just reliefs,” he said.  “I’ve finished second and third a pile of times on the tour.  I’ve had wins right in front of my face, I just could never get one.  To get one now is just a relief.”

 

ARCA Midwest Tour officials told Speed51.com powered by JEGS that Busch “failed to meet overall minimum weight requirements.”

 

Ty Majeski will be shuffled up to second in the official finishing order with Paul Shafer, Jr. rounding out the podium.

 

Speed51.com will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

 

The initial post-race story on Speed51.com can be viewed by clicking here.

 

-51 Staff Report

-Photo credit: Speed51.com

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