Kyle Busch Once Again Dominates Nationwide Series Race
Stop me if you have heard this one before: Kyle Busch wins a Nationwide Series race.
That's right, it's the 54th time this particular phrase has been uttered. No surprise, either, that Rowdy Busch absolutely dominated the race, this time the Royal Purple 300 in Fontana, holding off a hard charging Sam Hornish, Jr. to win his third Nationwide race of the year.
Busch's win continued to Nationwide Series dominance in Fontana for Joe Gibbs Racing, who have now won eight straight.
"I think it's pretty cool that you can see a team go to a race track and dominate like that in a series," Busch said after the race.
Busch also complimented the challenge second place Sam Hornish, Jr. gave him.
"They're [Penske Racing] known for having great stuff, but you've still got to be able to wheel it. I don't think we were the best car, but we just chased down the 12 car. Didn't want to see him win in front of our hometown crowd."
Auto Club Speedway is the home race for Toyota.
Regan Smith scored his first top five for JR Motorsports this year with a third place finish, moving up two spots to second in points. Parker Kligerman and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.
Rookie Kyle Larson continued his impressive start to his NASCAR career on Saturday,
Hornish, Jr. continues to hold the lead in Nationwide standings, leaving Fontana with a 28 point lead over Regan Smith.
The Nationwide Series takes a week off before racing under the lights at the Texas Motor Speedway. Coverage of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 begins on Friday, April 12th at 8:30 pm Eastern time on ESPN2.
Thanks to NASCAR on ESPN, NASCAR.com, Yahoo Sports and Racing Reference for the quotes, statistics and information used in this piece.