Friday, August 26, 2011

Busch claims 50th career NNS win and closest victory at Bristol

Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR

Kyle Busch is writing his name in the history books, one record at a time. After winning the Food City 250, Busch clenched the record for the most career Nationwide Series victories, finally knocking Mark Martin off his rein held since 1997.


After leading 186 of the 250 laps, Busch put on what has been nicknamed the “Kyle Busch show” for fans. Joey Logano put up a fight for the win and with just a .019 margin of victory, Busch edged out his JGR teammate to claim his seventh victory of the season. Busch, along with teammate Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer were the only three drivers to lead any laps during the race.


Race Highlights and lowlights:
  • Kyle Busch starts on pole alongside of Logano (of note, they start and finish in the same order)
  • lap 36 – David Reutimann (No. 64) and Kasey Kahne (No. 38) make contact after Kahne got loose on the apron, Reutimann spun to bring out caution number 1
  • lap 113 – Clint Bowyer passes Kyle Busch for the lead, this was the first lead change of the race
  • lap 126 – debris caution (caution number 2) after the No. 51 of Jeremy Clements blew a right front tire
  • lap 137 – Kenny Wallace’s No, 09 car hits the wall after blowing a tire brining out caution number 3
  • lap 146 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 6) and Parker Kligerman (No. 22) make contact, Kligerman spins for caution number 4
  • lap 192 – Following a theme, the No. 05 of David Starr blows a tire, hitting the wall resulting in heavy damage and brings out the fifth and final caution
Race results:
  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Aric Almirola
  6. Michael Annett
  7. Jason Leffler
  8. Elliott Sadler
  9. Parker Kligerman
  10. Brian Scott
  11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  12. Reed Sorenson
  13. Trevor Bayne
  14. Steven Wallace
  15. Justin Allgaier
  16. Josh Wise
  17. David Stremme
  18. Mike Bliss
  19. Kasey Kahne
  20. David Reutimann
  21. Joe Nemechek
  22. Timmy Hill
  23. Blake Koch
  24. Scott Wimmer
  25. Derrike Cope
  26. Mike Wallace
  27. Eric McClure
  28. Benny Gordon
  29. Kevin Conway
  30. Fain Skinner
  31. Kevin Lepage
  32. Jeremy Clements
  33. David Starr
  34. Morgan Shepherd
  35. Dennis Setzer
  36. Kenny Wallace
  37. Scott Riggs
  38. Mark Green
  39. Tim Andrews
  40. Chase Miller
  41. Matt Carter
  42. Brian Keselowski
  43. Jeff Green

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