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The Pit Stop


October 10, 2008 11:30 PM

Nine for Kyle.

In the final night race of the season for the Nationwide Series at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Jamie McMurray takes the poll with Jeff Burton starting in second place.

Jamie McMurray said the track would get freer as the night goes on.  Jeff Burton said his car was good in practice.   “It seemed pretty good in practice,” said Joey Logano on his car.

The green flag dropped and on the second lap Bryan Clauson looses it and smacks the wall.  “It felt like it bottomed out,” said Bryan.

After the green flag dropped again it did not last long and in a few laps Jeff Green has a bad tire winds up getting spun out with some help from Mike Bliss.  Then the rain came to bring out the red flag on lap 9.

Around 10 minutes later and the cars started up again.  The green flag drops at lap 16 and in a couple of laps Joey Logano had the lead of the race.  Then Joey and Jeff Burton started to pull away from the rest of the field.  At the end of lap 47 with the help of some traffic Joey lost the lead to Jeff Burton.

Then at lap 49 the caution finally came out.  All the leaders pits and Joey kept the lead of the race with Kyle Busch coming out in second.

The green flag dropped and Kyle Busch quickly jumped out into the lead of the race.  At lap 61 Jamie McMurray came in for a bad rear tire.  By lap 75 Kyle had a 3.5 second plus lead.

At lap 81 a three-car wreck occurs. Chase Miller spins out, and then Jason Keller winds up spinning out Bobby Hamilton Jr.  Then the rain came out again in a much heavier fashion at lap 84 top bring out another red flag.  Around 1 hour later the cars fired up again.

The leaders pit and Mike Bliss with some tire strategy comes out with the lead of the race with Kyle Busch out in second.  The green flag finally dropped again on lap 90 with Kyle Busch quickly getting the lead of the race.

At lap 96 David Stremme spins out with some help from Mike Wallace.  Only a few cars on the lead lap come in for tires and fuel.  The green flag drops, but the cars of Jamie McMurray and Mike spin out.

This time it was a clean restart on lap 103.  A couple of laps go by and Joey Logano hits the wall hard to bring out the caution.  Kyle Busch continued to lead the race until the next caution popped up with 84 laps to go as Jimmie Johnson spins out.

This caution brought in the leaders.and Kyle Busch was able win the race off pit road again.  Brian Vickers stayed out to lead the race.  It was not long though after the green flag dropped and Kyle Busch was back leading the race.

With a 75 laps left a big wreck occurs as Jeff Green gets loose.  He then winds up hitting Steven Wallace who has nowhere to go.  Jeff wind up getting some airtime while Steven Wallace smashes into Justin Allgaier.

“He got aero loose”, said Steven.    “Wrong place, wrong time,” said Justin.  “I’m alright.”

Some cars come down on pit road for tires and fuel.  The green flag drops with 66 laps left and Kyle Busch shot out like a rocket again.   With 50 laps left Kyle led by almost 2 seconds over Jeff Burton. 10 laps later and it was around 2.5 seconds big.

The debris caution finally popped out with 33 laps to go.  All the leaders pit this time.  Kyle Busch takes only two tires and keeps the lead of the race.  Brian Vickers also with some pit strategy comes out in second.

The green flag drops and Jeff Burton who took four tires started to move up the field, Kyle Busch though started to break out into a 1 second plus lead.  With 20 laps the next caution comes out for Kasey Kahne as he hits the wall.

With 16 laps left the green flag drops and in one lap Jeff Burton passed Brian Vickers for second place.  With 12 laps left Jason Leffler and Dave Blaney get together.

With fewer ten laps left the green flag drops, but the caution quickly comes out as Mike Bliss, Tony Raines, John Wes Townley, Mike Wallace and others crash together.

The green flag drops with three laps left. Kyle Busch was so strong that he winds up winning his ninth race this season.

Joel Wideman who was the crew chief tonight fro Kyle said that he lives up to the hype.

“I kept my speed,” said Kyle Busch on the final restarts.

“I’m satisfied with fourth,” said Clint Bowyer.

For a backup car we will take a third place finish said Brian Vickers.

I don’t think anyone had anything for Kyle said Carl Edwards.

In points Clint Bowyer came in 196 ahead of Carl Edwards and left with the same lead at the end of the race.

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