Bristol II: Series race report

Race Recap: Kyle Busch plays spin-to-win at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. -- After spinning his strongest challenger on Lap 219, Kyle Busch held off Jason Leffler and Elliott Sadler through a spate of cautions in the closing laps to win Friday night's...

Race Recap: Kyle Busch plays spin-to-win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- After spinning his strongest challenger on Lap 219, Kyle Busch held off Jason Leffler and Elliott Sadler through a spate of cautions in the closing laps to win Friday night's Food City 250 Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Busch won his 10th Nationwide race of the year, tying the single-season record he already shared with Sam Ard. The victory was Busch's 40th in the series, but it was not without controversy.

Keselowski and Busch battled ferociously for the lead during the final quarter of the race, and that heated contest produced the sixth caution of the event. On Lap 219, Busch slid past Keselowski for the lead off Turn 2 but bobbled slightly down the backstretch.

Busch clipped the wall after contact from Keselowski's Dodge, and as the cars rolled through Turn 4, Busch spun his adversary in the corner, forcing Keselowski to pit to repair the damage to his car. Keselowski finished 14th.

In his postrace interview in victory lane, Busch twice acknowledged he purposely "dumped" Keselowski.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. rallied from a lap down to finish fourth. Carl Edwards ran fifth. Trevor Bayne, Clint Bowyer, Reed Sorenson, Parker Kligerman and Joey Logano completed the top 10.

Busch can complete an unprecedented sweep of three races at one track in NASCAR's top three touring series with a victory in Saturday's Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race. Busch won Bristol's Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday night.

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jason Leffler , Trevor Bayne , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Reed Sorenson , Joey Logano , Parker Kligerman , Kyle Busch