NASCAR Bad Boy Does It Again!
Kyle Busch celebrates his win at Gateway and is in the hunt for a Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway (photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images Sport)
Kyle Busch has not generated results like he did last year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, “The Shrub” is a force to be reckoned with in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Kyle Busch took advantage of Kevin Harvick’s misfortune to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Speedway on Saturday night.
Harvick dominated the race by leading three times for 105 laps. But at the end of a long green-flag run with 28 laps to go, Harvick’s No. 33 Chevrolet ran out of fuel and coasted into the pits. He finished 17th, two laps down.
That opened the door to Busch, who has seen more than his fair share of poor luck this season. Busch led the most laps in eight consecutive races earlier this season but won only two of those events. Busch took control after Harvick ran out of fuel and outran Reed Sorenson to score his sixth victory of the season and 27th of his career. The win ties him with Jeff Burton for fourth all-time in the Nationwide Series.
“I feel for him, but I felt like if we could’ve pressured him, we had a little bit better car at that point in the race,” said Busch from Victory Lane. “I just had no point in going up there in racing him because we were racing our own race, trying to make it to the end.”
Kyle Busch finds himself in 10th-place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship race. He maintains a healthy 212-point lead over Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series and would be a serious contender in the Camping World Truck Series if not for missing races due to scheduling conflicts. Kyle Busch, love him or hate him, may hoist a Championship trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 20-22.
Great seats are available for the Nov. 20-22 Ford Championship Weekend, featuring the series-crowning Championship finales of all three of NASCAR’s top circuits: the Camping World Truck Series (Friday), Nationwide Series (Nov. 21) and Sprint Cup Series (Sunday). For Friday night’s Truck Championship, all kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE; on Saturday for the Nationwide Championship, all kids 12 and under are just $15; and for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Championship, adult tickets start at just $55. Click here to view great seats available for each race.