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June 26, 2010 5:50 PM

Kyle Goes Back To Back At New Hampshire

Nationwide Series is back in New Hampshire for the New England 200. Danika Ptrick is back to drive in he series for the first time in months as she was doing some IRL racing. She qualified the car in 26th spot. Brad Keselowski though won the poll for the event.

Elliott Sadler stated that he thinks this car is good in race trim. Brad Keselowski stated that his car is pretty good.
Rain in the area could become a factor before the race ends though.

The race starts and Brad Keselowski wins the race to first place. Then at lap seven it was the cars of Danika Patrick and Morgan Shepherd getting together. This led to a really long green flag run.

Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch fight for the lead after the green flag drops. Brad wins the fight and keeps the lead as a hot Kevin Harvick wins the race lead at lap 43. Kyle Busch though is even hotter as he takes the lead on lap 48 and starts to pull away from the field while Brad slips to fourth. He keeps on leading laps and around lap 77 the first round of green flag pit stops started. By lap 83 Kyle had an almost 8 second lead on Kevin Harvick.

The caution finally comes out lap 94 for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Taylor Malsam that get together.

Brad Keselowski stays out and does not pit to take the lead of the race while almost everyone else on the lead lap pit. The green flag drops and Brad gets a good restart and the lead of the race. Kyle Busch again gets hot and gets the lead back at lap 120. Brad again starts to fall back again.

The third caution finally comes out on lap 147 for Mike Wallace and his car that finally gives up. This brought in all the cars on the lead lap. Kyle Busch and Joey Logano win the race off pit road by taking only two tires.

Joey tried a move to get the lead of the, but it did not work and Kyle just kept on leading more laps. The caution finally comes out with 23 laps left as Mark Green smacks into the wall. The race restarts with 18 laps left and Joey Logano got a bad restart which helped put Brad Keselowski back into second.

Brad did not have anything for Kyle as he went on to win the race. The win marks the first time ever that the Nationwide Series has had a repeat winner and back-to-back winner at the track. Kyle Busch also has passed Mark Martin on the list for most laps led in the Nationwide Series.

"Z-line Toyota was awesome again," said Jason Ratcliff who is the crew chief for Kyle.

"It was a good car," said Kyle Busch. He stated that he felt his car was good on the long long run.

"Just off that little bit," said Brad Keselowski.

"Struggling a little bit off th corner," said Carl Edwards.

"I screwed up. I had driver error," said Joey Logano on his last restart.

"It was defiantly a long day," said Danika Patrick. She finished the race in 30th spot and five laps down.

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