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Busch wins another Nationwide race at Bristol



Bristol, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Busch continued his dominance at Bristol Motor Speedway and in the Nationwide Series by winning Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300.

Matt Kenseth, who is Busch's teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, led 178 of 300 laps, but Busch grabbed the top spot with 90 laps to go when Kenseth was caught up in lapped traffic, allowing Busch to slip by him and keep it for good.

Busch, who led a total of 120 laps, claimed his record-extending 16th NASCAR national touring series race win at Bristol -- seven in Nationwide, five in the Sprint Cup Series and four in the Camping World Truck Series. He won both Nationwide races at this 0.533-mile oval last year.

It was Busch's second victory of the season and the 65th of his Nationwide career. He won two weeks ago at Phoenix.

Kyle Larson, the pole sitter, grabbed second from Kevin Harvick with five laps remaining, but Larson ended up finishing 1.45 seconds behind Busch.

Earlier in the day, Larson topped Busch in qualifying to earn his first career pole in Nationwide. Larson was penalized for speeding on pit road early in the race.

One year ago, Busch and Larson battled hard for the win in the closing laps of the Nationwide race at Bristol. Busch beat Larson, then a rookie in the series, to the finish line by just 0.023 seconds.

Harvick finished third, while Ryan Blaney took the fourth spot. Kenseth faded late in the race and ended up finishing fifth.

03/15 16:44:28 ET


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