NASCAR Series Bristol race report

Bristol 500

NSCS Race Recap: Kyle Busch Completes Weekend Sweep At Bristol
March 20, 2011

Pit stop for Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Pit stop for Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

BRISTOL, Tenn.—The question isn’t whether Kyle Busch will win at Bristol Motor Speedway—it’s whether anyone else can find a way to keep him out of victory lane.

First off pit road after stops under caution on Lap 429, Busch held off polesitter Carl Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth straight race in NASCAR’s top three national series at the .533-mile short track.

Busch’s victory in Sunday’s Jeff Byrd 500 was his 20th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his first of the season and his second straight at Thunder Valley. Busch capped his second straight weekend sweep at Bristol, having won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event.

Last August, Busch became the first driver to win three national series races at the same track on the same weekend when he claimed victories in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Edwards finished second for the second time in four races this season, and Johnson finished third, also for the second time in 2011. Matt Kenseth was fourth and Paul Menard fifth. Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman completed the top 10.

Race Results and current Championship Standings

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jimmie Johnson , Kasey Kahne , Paul Menard , Carl Edwards , Eric Gilbert , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Tags bristol, nascar, sprint cup