Loudon, NH — Kyle Busch became the first repeat winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series history at New Hampshire Motor Speedway today, proving that no matter where or what he is driving Kyle can dominate.
Driving the No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota, Busch dominated this history-making day at NHMS, becoming the all-time lap leader surpassing Mark Martin in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with a total of 8,117 laps. He is also now tied with Kevin Harvick for second place in the all-time Nationwide winners book with 36 wins.
“I wish there was money for laps led,” said Busch. “It’s a testament to this team. It comes down to being competitive and working together as a team. It’s remarkable to beat a guy like Mark Martin who did so much in this series and can still come back any day in this series and win races.”
All of this came after three weeks away from the Nationwide Series due to a schedule conflict with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
“Earlier this week, a couple of the guys sent me text messages, excited that I was getting back in the car and coming to Loudon,” he said. “I sent a text back: ‘Yeah, we’re going back there to become the first two time-winner’.”
Pole winner Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 26 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge, finished second, making this his third top-10 finish in just three races at NHMS.
Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Copart.com Ford, posted his sixth top-10 finish in six races at “The Magic Mile,” with a third place finish today.
Danica Patrick had a rough New England debut. After an early spin she never recovered and ended up finishing in the 30th position. It was still viewed as a positive day for her, the important thing was getting Nationwide Series laps in and building confidence with the car.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301, so please call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931 or visit the speedway online at www.nhms.com to experience NASCAR at “The Magic Mile.”
Sources: Kristen Costa/New Hampshire Motor Speedway PR