Kyle Busch Gets Win Number 50 In Nationwide Series
Kyle Busch beat Joey Logano by .019 second to take over the top spot on the NASCAR Nationwide Series wins list with 50 wins. The finish is the closest ever in the history of the Nationwide Series.
Kyle Busch tied Mark Martin's all time wins total with 49 at New Hampshire a little over a month ago, and tonight he surpassed it. Busch started on the pole and led the most laps in a very dominating performance that has become typical of Busch here at Bristol.
Throughout most of the race it seemed that Busch's toughest competition for the win would be Clint Bowyer who led the second most laps, but it turned out to be his teammate Logano who got the track position up front by staying out on the last caution when the leaders all pitted. Bowyer pit under that caution and had to restart in traffic before making his way back to the front to finish third.
When asked about Busch's record win, Bowyer said "Well, we all hate him by now, but he's really good."
Carl Edwards was once again penalized on pit road for speeding. He was also caught at Iowa and Nashville, but managed to come back and finish fourth tonight just barely edging Aric Almirola at the finish line.
Elliott Sadler had a good points night by finish eighth while series points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr finished twelfth. Sadler is now only five points behind Stenhouse Jr for the series points lead with nine races remaining in the 2011 season.
The attendance at tonight's race was fantastic. It was probably the best crowd the Nationwide Series has had at a track not named Daytona. From just a visual standpoint the attendance seemed just about 10,000 short of the Sprint Cup Series attendance at Bristol's spring race.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr