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The Pit Stop


June 7, 2009 3:33 AM

Kyle dominates another race, smashes guitar.

The Nationwide Series drivers made their way over to Nashville to attempt to win a specially designed Gibson guitar at the Federated Auto Parts 300.   Kyle Busch earlier in the day won the poll for this race.

Only two Sprint Cup regulars though, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch, made the trip over for this race.  Joey Logano was not in the #20 car tonight and in his place was Brad Coleman.

Kyle Busch said that he was trying to the car more balanced.   Carl Edwards said that he has a good feeling about this car in race trim.

The green flag dropped and at the end of lap three John Wes Townley spins out.  Then behind him Casey Atwood, Mike Harmon and Brad Baker get together.  "I did the best I could to save it," said John.

It was another short green flag run and at lap 23 it was Michael Annett hitting the wall to bring out the caution.  This one did bring in a few cars in the back down pit road for service.

After the green dropped this time we got a massive long green flag run with Kyle Busch leading more and more laps.  Both Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards broke away from the rest of the field.  

At lap 67 green flag pit stops started for all cars that did not pit yet.  Sean Cassie spun out trying to get to pit road, but did not cause the caution.  After that group of pit stops ended it was Jason Keller in the lead of the race.

At lap 92 more green flag pit stops started for drivers pitting around lap 25.  This did put Kenny Wallace in the lead of race until he finally run out of fuel on lap 101.  That finally put Kyle Busch back in the lead of the race with a 6 second lead over Carl Edwards.  That finally left only 12 cars on the lead lap.

The caution finally came out on lap 116 as Brian Keselowski wound up hitting the wall.  With some tire strategy Jason Leffler beak Kyle Busch out the pits.

After the green flag dropped Kyle Busch quickly passed Jason for the lead of the race.  Then at lap 125 it was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. getting loose and spinning out.  Cars he wound up collecting included Trevor Bayne, Jason Keller, and Cale Gale.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr, said that he did not want it to end this way.  "Had a great car, said Jason Keller.  "It's a bummer."  "Really a heartbreaker," said Cale Gale.  "Wrong place, wrong time."

At lap 128 the red flag had to come out to clean up the mess from the wrecked cars.

Lap 132 saw the green flag drop again with another good Kyle Busch restart.  With 75 laps left it was Kyle Busch in the lead with Brad Keselwoksi in second who was almost 2 seconds back.

More green flag racing occurs as Kyle Busch keeps his lead over 2 seconds.  Kyle Finally comes in for his green flag stop around lap 188.  As Brendan Gaughan came down pit road he wound up smacking into Marc Davis.

This put Mike Bliss in the lead for a few laps until he pitted with 26 laps left.  Kyle Busch was finally back in the lead with 23 laps left.  Brad was closing in on Kyle in the final laps, but did not have enough time as Kyle wins another race.  This is his first win at Nashville.

"What an awesome racecar," said Kyle Busch after smashing and breaking the guitar.

"We were there," said Brad Keselowki.

"It was a top ten Chevy," said Brendan Gaughan. He also went on to say that it was an asinine move.

At the end of the race Kyle Busch wound up leading Carl Edwards by 65 points.

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