Kyle Busch recorded his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory tonight at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Busch started sixth and lead the field three times for 86 laps in his Braun Racing No. 32 Dollar General Camry. It was the first NNS ...
Kyle Busch recorded his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory tonight at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Busch started sixth and lead the field three times for 86 laps in his Braun Racing No. 32 Dollar General Camry. It was the first NNS victory this season for Braun Racing.
Earlier this season, Busch registered NNS wins at Texas, Phoenix and Mexico City driving a Joe Gibbs Racing NNS entry.
Camry drivers have now won nine of the first 13 NNS races this year and the last seven consecutively.
Along with Busch, other Camry drivers who have won NNS races this year include Tony Stewart (four wins) and Denny Hamlin (one win).
Other Camry drivers in the field tonight included Denny Hamlin (second), Brian Vickers (fifth), David Reutimann (11th), Mike Wallace (22nd) and Jason Leffler (32nd).
In addition to Busch leading 86 laps, Camry drivers Leffler (25 laps) and Vickers (12 laps) also spent time at the front of the field.
Brian Vickers earned his second NNS pole of the year this afternoon in the No. 10 ABF U-Pack Camry. It was his third career NNS pole.
The pole by Vickers was the 10th NNS pole for Toyota since entering the series in 2007.
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 ABF U-Pack Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
What happened in the pits that forced you to the back of the field? "We started out up front and coming into the pits -- I don't know if I was cutting it too close -- but the front tire changer on the 9 (Kasey Kahne) swung out too far. He hit the left front fender with the tire and knocked it in pretty bad. That definitely hurt us all night and we had to go to the back of the pack and get all the way back through the field. I was really proud of the ABF guys all night. We had a great car and a really good long-run car. We were absolutely killing them through the corner. They were eating us alive on restarts and the straightaway. We led some and it was a good run, but we wanted a win."
What happened between the two cars -- Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski -- in front of you? "I have no idea. It looked like two teams fighting and the drivers weren't even out of the cars yet. I don't know what they were fighting about. Emotions get high -- people overreact. Somebody said the 20 (Denny Hamlin) jacked the 88 (Brad Keselowski) up, but the 20 was in front of the 88 so I'm not sure how that happened. Just real proud of the ABF guys and Toyota. We had a good car all night. We got back to the front and unfortunately the race just didn't play out in our hands."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
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