After a week off the Nationwide Series drivers are back again to drive 300 laps at the Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR though did make a right side tire change on Friday which will cause a mandatory green flag pit stop on lap 25.
Jason Leffler stated that is car was great off the trailer. Justin Allgaier stated that his BRANT Chevrolet has been good all weekend. "Ford Mustang is really fast," said Trevor Bayne.
The green flag drops with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. leading all 25 laps and then the caution pops out. Some cars on pit road took only two right side tires in order to get some track position.
At the drop of the green flag Kyle Busch was leading laps while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was maching his way back to Kyle. Ricky got to second, but traffic caused him to not get the race lead. The caution though comes out on lap 66 for Robert Richardson Jr. who crashes. Trevor Bayne got into some leaking fluid from Robert and his car and then Trevor winds up with damage on his car.
This brought in the leaders again for service. After the green flag dropped Kyle got a hot restart while Ricky was stuck in second place. This continued over the very long green flag run as Kyle put more and more cars at least one lap down.
At lap 167 we got into green flag pit stops at Bristol as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pits. The green flag racing continued though until lap 182 as the caution comes out for Brad Keselowski who hits the wall. Not many cars were left on the lead lap at this time. After pit stops Kyle Busch won the race off pit road.
This was a short green flag run and at lap 200 Aric Almirola spins out to bring out the caution. With only 93 laps left Willie Allen hits the wall to bring out the next caution. During the caution period Reed Sorenson goes behind the wall with car problems.
After another short green flag run and with 65 laps left Michael Annett spins out for the next caution. The top seven cars did not pit. The green flag dropped again with 61 laps left with Kyle Busch leading more laps. The caution flag though popped out with 53 laps left as Danica Patrick crashes. She was 17th place at the time. "I felt like he(Ryan Truex) came off the wall," said Danica Patrick. After the race Ryan Truex stated that is was his fault for the wreck.
The green flag drops with 44 laps left and James Buescher quickly spins out. After the green flag dropped again Dale Earnhardt Jr. with fresher tires made some moves to get to third place. Kasey Kahne got into second, but the lapped traffic was no good as Kyle went on to the win race.
"This Camery was awesome today," said Kyle Busch. Kyle during the race became the first driver in the Nationwide Series to lead over 10,000 laps. This also makes his fourth win in a raw at this track.
"It was a good run," said Kasey Kahne.
"Engine was great," said Dale Earnhardt Jr. "Got a little tight on the last run."