Kyle Busch, who spun Brad Keselowski — his biggest competition — on lap 219, held off Jason Leffler, Elliott Sadler, and Dale Earnhardt Jr over the final laps to win the Food City 250 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The victory is Busch’s 10th on the season, tying the single-season record both he (in 2008) and Sam Ard currently hold.
Busch and Keselowski were battling on lap 219, when Busch took the lead in turn 2. He bobbled down the backstretch, and moved up the track get in front of Keselowski.
The two made contact, and Busch hit the wall, allowing Keselowski to get by him for the lead. Busch was able to catch him in turn 3, and spun him in turn 4. Keselowski brushed the wall damaging his left front. He was able to continue. He finished 14th.
It is what it is. I’m going to go to work — and work on beating his [butt].
I thought I had him cleared on the back, and I moved up in front of him, and instead of him doing an Earnhardt crossover move, he just decided that he would run into the back of me and put me in the fence. That’s Brad Keselowski. So I went into the next corner and dumped him. He does it to everybody else. Why can’t I do it to him?
Top 5: Busch, Leffler, Sadler, Earnhardt Jr, and Carl Edwards.
Trevor Bayne, Clint Bowyer, Reed Sorenson, Parker Kligerman, and Joey Logano rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Jason Keller (12th), Paul Menard (13th), Keselowski (14th), Mike Bliss (18th), Michael Annett (19th), Brendan Gaughan (21st), Ricky Stenhouse Jr (22nd), Tony Raines (26th), Steve Wallace (30th), Justin Allgaier (33rd), Ryan Newman (35th), and Kasey Kahne (38th).
On lap 83, Trevor Bayne, Justin Allgaier, and Kasey Kahne were battling three-wide. Bayne and Allgaier made contact. Allgaier then made contact with Kahne. Kahne got into the outside wall. Then, Allgaier’s car bumped Kahne again, sending Kahne’s car up the wall.
Kahne slid about 200 yards on his side, along the wall. He walked away uninjured.
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