With a convincing victory in Friday night’s Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway, Kyle Busch scored his fifth Nationwide Series win of the season and the 48th of his career, leaving him one behind Mark Martin for the career victory lead in the series.
Turner Motorsports announced that veteran crew chief Jimmy Elledge has joined the team to serve as crew chief for the No. 31 Brandt Chevy and driver Justin Allgaier.
Turner Motorsports announced that is has signed Brandt Consolidated, an agriculture technology company, to sponsor the team’s No. 31 Nationwide Series Chevy, which will be driven by Justin Allgaier during the 2011 season.
Justin Allgaier is talking to Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series teams about next season, but none have stepped up with an offer for the young driver.
With two teams set for next season, Richard Petty Motorsports team owner Richard Petty hasn’t ruled out the possibility of fielding a third Sprint Cup entry next season.
Rumor has it that Verizon will not return to Penske Racing’s No. 12 Nationwide Series Dodge in 2011, instead choosing to focus on Penske’s IndyCar program. As a result, Justin Allgaier has been given permission to speak to other teams about employment next season.
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.
Marcos Ambrose won his third consecutive Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International, dominating the Zippo 200, leading 60 of 82 laps, including the final 30 laps.
In a tribute to his legendary father, Dale Earnhardt Jr drove his No. 3 Wrangler Chevy to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt led the final 30 laps of the race.
Brad Keselowski was running away from the field in the Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond International Raceway before a late caution closed his large lead. Keselowski took four tires when others took two or stayed out. The decision paid off when he passed Greg Biffle, who took two tires, on the final lap to win the race.