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The Pit Stop


July 9, 2010 10:26 PM

Kyle Busch Take Win Late At Chicagoland.

Kyle Busch Chicagoland.jpgThe Nationwide Series drivers are back in Chicago for some Friday night racing. Kevin Harvick picked up the poll for the event earlier in the day.

Joey Logano stated that he has a decent car. "I am going to have to work hard," said Brad Keselowski on keeping his lead. "Really good in race trim," said Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on his car.

At the drop of the green flag a short battle for the lead took place between Brad Keslowski and Kevin Harvick with Kevin winning the battle. Kyle Busch was getting hot and moved his way up to the lead of the race on lap 12.
Then Kyle started to break out into a big lead on the field. By lap 35 he had a 3 second plus lead over Brad Keselowski. At lap 49 Kevin fell back to fourth. Three laps later and the green flag pit stops started. Lap 56 saw Kyle Busch pit, but he winds up with a speeding penalty putting Brad Keselowski into the lead of the race.

Brad was leading Joey Logano at the time by around 2 seconds. The caution finally comes out around lap 70 for Justin Lofton that brushes the wall. The caution saved Kyle Busch big time even though he was still on the lead lap. The caution also brought in the leaders with Brad Keselowski winning the race off pit road with Carl Edwards coming out in second and Kyle Busch in third.

Ryan Newman wound up being an early race leaver. He stated a suspension part broke on his car.
The green flag drops and Brad wins the race to first place, but in a couple laps Kyle Busch took the lead again. Kyle Started to break out to another big lead over the new second place driver in Joey Logano. By lap 114 it was almost a 4.5 second lead over Joey.

At lap 132 a second round of green flag pit stops started. After all the cars pitted Kyle resumed the lead of the race. It was not long after he got the lead with 59 laps left the debris caution came out.
The caution brought in a handful of cars on the lead lap.

The green flag dropped with 53 laps left and Joey Logano was able to get the lead of the race and was able to keep it. Kyle Busch started to get hot again as the laps kept on going down. Some cars though hade to make a pit stop to go the rest of the way.

Another debris caution though came out with 15 laps left saving a bunch of cars. The leaders pitted and Brad Keselowski takes the lead of the race while Kyle Busch is out in sixth place after he is in the first car with four tires.
The green flag drops with 10 laps left and Joey Logano was able to win the race to first place. With five laps left both Trevor Bayne and Danika Patrick wind up with tire problems. Danika pits, Trevor does not and winds up smacking the wall hard with 4 laps left to bring out the caution.

This brought out the Green/white checker finish. Brad Keselowski though winds up running out gas during this time.
The green flag drops and Kyle Busch gets the lead of the race. At the start of the final lap Brendan Gaughan, Colin Braun, Mike Wallace, and others crash to give Kyle the win of the race.

"It wasn't easy," said Kyle Busch on the win. The win moves him to second place all time in wins in the Nationwide series.

"It was a lot of fun," said Brian Scott. "This place is great."

"I defiantly learned a lot," said Danika Patrick who finished 24th. It was her best finish so far in the Nationwide Series.

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