Kyle Busch Captures His 12th Nationwide Series Win of 2013

By Christy Valdez
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch made his way back to the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Busch captured the win at the ServiceMaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway after leading a majority of the race. With 169 laps led at Phoenix, Busch went on to capture his 12th Nationwide Series win of the year. He is now one win short of his Nationwide Series-best 13 wins in a season. Justin Allgaier finished in second followed by Austin Dillon, Regan Smith and Sam Hornish Jr. to close out the top five.

With a win at Phoenix and after some bad luck for Brad Keselowski, Busch helped wheel the No.54 car of Joe Gibbs Racing back into contention for the owners’ championship. Going into the season finale at Homestead, the battle between the No.54 and No.22 cars will be on as only four points separate them and the owners’ title.

That won’t be the only championship battle. Dillon still remains as the points leader with eight points ahead of Hornish. Prior to the race at Phoenix, only a small number of points separated the two, and now it will still be a close championship battle between both drivers.

A new champion will soon be crowned, but there’s still plenty of racing left. Heading into Homestead, all of the championship scenarios will make for interesting storylines to follow for race fans.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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