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Published on June 29th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Busch Wins LENOX Industrial Tools 301

Kurt Busch had a bit of good luck for a change, leading the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 when the final caution came out for rain with 18 laps to go. Shortly after that, NASCAR called the race, declaring Busch the winner.

Michael Waltrip, J.J. Yeley, Martin Truex Jr., and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top 5.

Reed Sorenson, Casey Mears, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Bobby Labonte made up the rest of the top 10.

Notables: Jeff Gordon (11th), Jeff Burton (12th), Tony Stewart (13th), Kevin Harvick (14th), Carl Edwards (17th), Matt Kenseth (18th), Greg Biffle (21st), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (24th), Kyle Busch (25th), Clint Bowyer (26th), Kasey Kahne (30th), and David Ragan (40th).

On the final restart Kyle Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya got together after neither one gave the other enough room. Busch appeared to run Montoya a little high in turn 1, which Montoya didn’t appreciate. As the caution came out for contact between Clint Bowyer and Sam Hornish.

Under caution, Busch and Montoya were battling for position. Both thought they were in front of the other when the caution came out. Busch forced Montoya out of the way for the position. Montoya, then bumped Busch, spinning him out. As Busch spun, Montoya clipped his front end, and ended up spinning as a result.

Busch finished 25th and Montoya finished 32nd.

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3 Responses to Busch Wins LENOX Industrial Tools 301

  1. doyounascar says:

    Man … this one was Stewart’s to win, but I guess we should be getting used to that by now. I’ve gotta give the no. 2 team props for the strategy. They really had nothing to lose, so good on ’em.

    Tim Z

  2. leadlap says:

    I’ll tell you what… watching Tony Stewart’s interview in the car after the red flag made me want to cry, so you know how he felt.

    He can’t buy a break this season, and he might feel compelled to leave Joe Gibbs Racing considering the luck he’s had.

  3. doyounascar says:

    Yeah, you could definitely see the sense of pure shock on Smoke’s face in the race. It’s crazy, though … there’s like 5 races he could’ve won already this season, but still hasn’t chalked up a single win, and the only one I recall him having any control over was at Daytona back in February.

    Tim Z

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