Kyle Busch Wins Again, Has the Chance to Sweep Again Tomorrow
Kyle Busch once again won at Bristol Motor Speedway, his second victory of the weekend. Busch also won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday night, meaning he can sweep the Bristol weekend Saturday night when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes the track.
Brad Keselowski finished second, solidifying what was once again a dominant race by Busch with a second-place finish by a non-Nationwide Series competitor.
Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson were once again near the front, finishing third and fifth, respectively. Larson led 22 laps as well on the big stage, solidifying the hype that he can compete against NASCAR’s best, and will be ready to step into the Sprint Cup Series very shortly.
The criticism rained down on Busch as he took his signature bow before heading to victory lane. The symphony of boos symbolizes a frustration held by the fans when a Sprint Cup driver wins in a lower series. But, the development is showing, and next year may prove to be one of the most successful rookie classes since the year 2000, in large part due to the experience these young drivers get racing in close proximity to drivers such as Busch and Keselowski.
Despite the Chase format not existing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, excitement (believe it or not) is still surrounding the championship fight.
Sam Hornish Jr. once again had a successful night, maintaining his points lead over Dillon, which now stands at six. While Regan Smith and Justin Allgaier continue to cling for life in the fourth and fifth spots in the points, it’s clear that the championship will be decided by the top three in points which includes Hornish, Dillon, and preseason favorite, Elliott Sadler.
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