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By: Carrie Whitmore – Follow on Twitter @CarrieWhitmore
Despite having the dominate car, Kyle Busch almost saw victory slip away in the Indiana 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Busch won his 31st Nationwide Series pole, breaking a tie with Mark Martin for the all-time lead in that category. This is also Busch’s 59th Nationwide Series win in 259 stars.
Busch was passed by Brian Scott on the final restart with six laps to go, but he reclaimed the lead and went on to win the race at the legendary Indianapolis track.
“It’s cool to win at this place,” said Busch. “A victory here ranks pretty high.”
Scott, who is still searching for his first Nationwide Series win, finished second, and Joey Logano was third. Brian Vickers finished fourth, and Kevin Harvick was fifth.
Busch seemed to be cruising to victory, until the last restart. As the pack got up to speed, Busch was pressured by Scott and Logano, allow...
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Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing is getting a face lift this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Busch’s car will feature Peanut Butter M&M’s, instead of his usual yellow paint scheme.
Red features peanut butter hair, while Yellow is shown sticking his finger into the jar of peanut butter. A fun paint scheme all around.
Busch at Pocono...
Courtesy of Samantha Busch
Sometimes it may be hard to like Kyle Busch. All you see on the track is his competitive drive that can lead to heat of the moment actions. That’s in the public eye. What you don’t get to see is what he is like behind the scenes, how much of a nice and caring guy he actually is.
A gateway to behind the scenes Kyle is through his lovely wife Samantha...
It’s hard to believe that with all the different tracks Kyle Busch has won at, the Pocono Raceway is not on that list. Site of Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400, Pocono has been a track Busch has either done well or terrible, with little in between.
Just take a look at his finishes going back to his first start in 2005: 4th, 39th, 22nd, 12th, 8th, 12th, 43rd, 36th, 22nd, 16th, 2nd,...
Chad Hackenbracht had a great opportunity earlier in the year when he got to race the #51 Tastee Apple/Ingersoll Rand Toyota at the Texas Motor Speedway. In his first start for Kyle Busch Motorsports, things didn’t go as planned.
An accident on lap 41 ended his day prematurely and cost Hackenbracht valuable seat time. Lucky for @Hockensomthin he is back with KBM and the #51 Toyota...
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A lack of grip due to handling issues at Indianapolis Motor Speedway dropped Kurt Busch to a 14th-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race.
Busch, who started the 160-lap, 400-mile event from the sixth position in his Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet, ran consistently in the top 10 until the late stages of the race at the famed Brickyard.
With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Everyone but Michael got the early jump by picking Austin Dillon for the win and having him deliver with not only the five points for finishing ahead of Kyle Larson, but also getting the bonus point.
The Nationwide Series ran the course of the Truck race, the lone wolf get...
In this installment of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Podcast Michael Metzger is joined by Jason Schultz to talk about the Camping World Truck Series racing at Eldora Speedway. Then it’s off to Indianapolis where they discuss Kyle Busch’s record setting 31st career pole, and if the Nationwide Series should be running at IMS. From there it’s on to the Sprint Cup Series and what...
The NASCAR Nationwide Series has been around since 1982 and during the last few years many records have fallen. In this piece, I’ll be focusing in on a few statistics that have and could be broken this year. Those being career starts, poles, wins, top-5s, top-10s, laps led, and laps completed in the series.
Kenny Wallace set the mark last year when he eclipsed Jason...