The NASCAR race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway seems to be going well for Kyle Busch as he made his way to Victory Lane on Friday night.
Busch dominated in most of Friday’s activities. During the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Busch led for 91 of 200 laps, taking his third consecutive Nationwide Series win. His win Friday night made him the first driver to capture six wins at Texas.
At the finish line Brad Keselowski finished in second followed by Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kevin Harvick. Closing out the top 10 were Matt Kenseth, Regan Smith, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers and Justin Allgaier.
Busch’s dominance at Texas not only consists of his Nationwide Series win that began on the front row but he will also have an advantage for the Cup Series race on Saturday. He won the pole for the night race on Friday and will be joined by his brother Kurt Busch on the front row. He will have the opportunity to attempt to swept all of the weekend races if he reaches victory lane once more.
Unlike Busch who had luck on his side on Friday, Sam Hornish Jr. did not have the same luck as the race winner as things did not go his way. Prior to the race Hornish went in with the top spot in the points and with a shot to extend his lead but by the night’s end he finished within the top 35. With a 34th place finish, his points lead over second place Smith has dropped down to two points.
The first Nationwide Series race following a two-week absence the race had more of a Cup Series dominance than the Nationwide Series drivers in quest for the title. About six of the top 10 spots were Cup drivers including the race winner. With Cup drivers dominating most of the top spots it makes it harder for the drivers racing for the title to make it a much more interesting race for the championship.