Busch Proves Once Again That He’s Unstoppable in Thunder Valley

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Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that Kyle Busch is one of the best modern-day drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway. He took his third straight Nationwide Series victory at Bristol on Saturday afternoon. He faced challenges from Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick throughout the race, but he was able to hold them off in route to victory.

Kyle Larson started the day out front, but by Lap 3, it was another Kyle leading the way. Busch didn’t take off from there however, as Matt Kenseth ran him down and passed him with the help of some lap traffic on Lap 30.

Kenseth controlled the field for much of the middle portion of the race. He didn’t face another challenge for the top spot until 90 laps remained.

Ryan Reed’s tough start to the season continued in the race as he took another hard hit. Slight contact from James Buescher sent the No.16 car spinning into the frontstretch wall where he made very hard contact. Reed was okay.

The final caution of the day came out with 14 laps to go which gave the field one last shot at Busch. However, no one was able to successfully challenge Busch as he pulled away in the final laps in route to his second NNS victory of the season.

Busch will look to sweep the weekend at Bristol for the third time in his career on Sunday. If this performance was any indication, Busch will be a major threat when the Sprint Cup cars take to the high banks of Bristol.

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Results via ESPN.com

POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER LAPS MONEY START LED PTS BONUS PENALTY
1 Kyle Busch Toyota 300 2 119 47 1 0
2 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 300 1 2 43 1 0
3 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 300 6 0 41 0 0
4 Ryan Blaney Ford 300 5 0 40 0 0
5 Matt Kenseth Toyota 300 3 179 40 1 0
6 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 300 9 0 38 0 0
7 Brendan Gaughan 62 Chevrolet 300 20 0 37 0 0
8 Trevor Bayne Ford 300 14 0 36 0 0
9 Chase Elliott 9 Chevrolet 300 15 0 35 0 0
10 Regan Smith Chevrolet 300 7 0 34 0 0
11 Cale Conley Chevrolet 300 12 0 33 0 0
12 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 300 26 0 32 0 0
13 James Buescher Toyota 299 8 0 31 0 0
14 Brian Scott Chevrolet 299 4 0 30 0 0
15 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet 298 11 0 29 0 0
16 Chris Buescher Ford 298 13 0 28 0 0
17 Elliott Sadler 11 Toyota 297 18 0 27 0 0
18 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 297 30 0 26 0 0
19 Joe Nemechek Toyota 297 34 0 25 0 0
20 Ryan Sieg 39 Chevrolet 296 19 0 24 0 0
21 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 296 25 0 23 0 0
22 Will Kimmel Toyota 294 22 0 22 0 0
23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 294 37 0 21 0 0
24 Dakoda Armstrong Ford 294 29 0 20 0 0
25 Mike Wallace 28 Dodge 294 28 0 19 0 0
26 Mike Bliss Toyota 293 10 0 18 0 0
27 Eric McClure Toyota 290 35 0 17 0 0
28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 290 36 0 16 0 0
29 Joey Gase Chevrolet 285 38 0 15 0 0
30 Josh Wise Chevrolet 270 23 0 14 0 0
31 Ryan Reed Ford 258 21 0 13 0 0
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 249 17 0 12 0 0
33 Ruben Garcia Mateos Toyota 214 39 0 11 0 0
34 Kevin Lepage Dodge 152 33 0 10 0 0
35 Kelly Admiraal 29 Toyota 148 27 0 9 0 0
36 Tanner Berryhill 17 Dodge 144 31 0 8 0 0
37 Matt Carter 13 Toyota 18 40 0 7 0 0
38 Carl Long 93 Dodge 11 32 0 6 0 0
39 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet 6 16 0 5 0 0
40 Blake Koch Toyota 5 24 0 4 0 0

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