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The Pit Stop


July 4, 2009 3:36 AM

Clint Boyer takes race.

Double file restarts made their way to the Nationwide Series for the first time ever at the Subway Jalapeno 250.  Clint Boyer had to wait through a one hour plus rain delay to qualify the final two cars in order to win the poll for the Friday night race.

Clint Boyer was the leader until the first caution on lap 10 for Kerry Earnhardt and Donnie Neuenberger get together.  With nowhere to go was Chase Austin in this mess.

After the drop of the green flag we got out first long green flag run of the night.  At lap 17 though Michael Annett wound up with a flat tire.  Then it was Kyle Busch moving up and taking the lead of the race around lap 36.  

At lap 45 it was John Wes Townley slowing up big time and stalling out to bring out the caution.  This brought in the leaders and Clint Boyer was able to get the lead of the race.

After the green flag dropped it was Kyle Busch quickly back into the lead of the race

Michael Waltrip then made a major move to the front and picked up the lead on lap 64.  Then in a few laps a big wreck occurs.  The wreck involved Patrick Sheltra, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steven Wallace, and Chase Austin.

"I don't really know," said Dale Jr. on what happened to cause this wreck.

The leaders pit and Matt Kenseth comes out with the lead, but took no tires.  Michael Waltrip as he left the pits gets some major passenger side damage from Mark Green.

This time it was a short green flag run and the debris caution came out around lap 71.  The car up front to come in for service was David Ragan.  He came out in 20th.

The green flag drops with 25 laps left and it was another blown tire for Michael Annett.  Clint Boyer was able to keep his lead with Kyle Busch right behind him.  

On the next lap Chase Austin gets loose and nowhere to go was Robert Richardson Jr., the other car getting massive damage was Kerry Earnhardt.

By the time of the caution David Ragan was up to 13th.  This caution though brought in Carl Edwards for four fresh tires as one of them was no good.

The green flag drops again and David Ragan quickly moved up into the top 10.  Carl Edwards though quickly made up 10 spots   Also making a move to the front was Michael Waltrip.

With 10 laps left Clint Boyer was still leading laps with Brian Vickers in second.  On the next lap it was Carl Edwards moving into second place and right behind him was Kyle Busch.

Withy six laps left another big wreck occurs as Kertus Davis blows a tire.  Morgan Shepherd and Danny O'Quinn Jr. also get involved   As Kertus was driving the car back to pit road a major fire erupted in his car.  He went to the grass to escape out of his car.

This brought out the green/white checker finish where Carl Edwards got a solid push from Brad Keselowski, but that did not work and Kyle Busch pushing Clint Boyer on the bottom was working better.

Then on the final lap it was wreck cit with Robert Richardson jr., Mike Bliss, and others to end the race.  This marked the first win for Clint Boyer at Daytona.

Clint Boyer said that he was nervous seeing other cars coming in for tires.

"It was the best we had," said KyleBusch. He also said Clint Boyer was better.

In points Kyle Busch was able top extend his lead further to almost 180 points over Carl Edwards.

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