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
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
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