NASCAR: Kyle Busch Again Dominates, This Time in Texas
With 16 drivers doing double duty this weekend, you'd expect a Cup invader to win the Nationwide race, right? Plus, with the ever dominate Kyle Busch, who will start on the pole for the Cup race on Saturday night in the race, you'd be a fool to expect anything less than the Rowdy Busch show, right?
Unfortunately for his 42 competitors, right.
Friday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 was another chance for Kyle Busch and his No. 54 Monster Energy Drink Toyota to absolutely embarrass the rest of the field. As he did two weeks ago, when the Nationwide Series last raced in Fontana. And the week before that, when he dominated in Bristol. Of course we can't forget two weeks before that, in Phoenix...
You get the drift. Out of six races thus far in 2013, Busch has won four.
"[This track] just fits right into my style," Busch said in Victory Lane. "I love running Texas, and most importantly, I love winning here."
Brad Keselowski finished second, and Austin Dillon was the highest finishing Nationwide regular in third. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
Regan Smith put in another solid performance for JR Motorsports with a seventh place finish.
Sam Hornish, Jr. narrowly escaped Texas with his points lead, which dwindled from 28 points to just two after a late race collision with the No. 51 of Jeremy Clements. Hornish, Jr. would spend time in the garage and finished 34th.
After the Nationwide Series takes a week off, they'll be under the lights again, this time at the Richmond International Raceway. Coverage of the ToyotaCare 250 begins on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 pm Eastern time on ESPNEWS.
Thanks to NASCAR.com, NASCAR on ESPN and Racing Reference for the stats, quotes and information used in this piece.