Joe Gibbs Racing Keeps On Winning At Fontana

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In qualifying that happened earlier in the day for the Royal Purple 300 Kyle Busch picked off the poll for the event for Joe Gibbs Racing that is looking to win the ninth Nationwide Series race in a row at this track.

"Lots of fun last week," said Kyle Lasron.

"Very fast yesterday in practice," Said Elliott Sadler.

The start of the race saw a battle for the race lead between Kyle Busch and Elliott Sadler. Eliott Sadler won the war and started to break out into a nice sized lead. Then around lap 18 Elliott Sadler had an ignition problem that put him back to fourth place. This put Kyle Busch back into the race as Elliott Sadler started again to have the fastest laps on the race track.

At lap 33 it was bad tire time for Regan Smith. He left debris out on the race track to bring out the caution. The leaders pitted and Kyle Busch kept the lead of the race. After the race restarted Kyle Busch was leading the race, but Sam Hornish Jr. got really hot and then took over the race lead. Sam did not have it for long and at lap 43 Kyle was back into the race lead.

Green flag racing did not last that much longer and Paulie Harraka and his car wound up with a massive fire to bring out the caution. After the green flag dropped again both Sam Hornish Jr. and Kyle Busch were trading the race lead for many laps.

At lap 54 though Brian Vickers made an unscheduled pit stop. Brian Vickers stated that the engine started to tighten up.

Around lap 80 it finally became time for the first round of green flag pit stops. After the pit stops were over Sam Hornish Jr. was able to get the race lead. Sam did not have it for long and Kyle Busch was back leading the race. The race finally went back to caution at lap 93 for debris.

The caution brought in the leaders and Brian Scott took no tires to take the race lead. After the green flag dropped again Sam Hornish Jr. did not take long to get the race lead again. With 41 laps left Jason White spins out to bring out the caution.

The leaders pit except for Brad Keselwoski who keeps the race lead. As the green flag dropped Sam Hornish Jr. easily took the race lead. With 28 laps Brad Sweet spins out, but does not bring out the caution.

Kyle Busch at this time was getting hot and was able to take the race lead with 25 laps left. Kyle Busch then started to pull away from the field. With two laps left Sam Hornish Jr. wound up hitting the wall, but continued on. Kyle Busch went on to win another Nationwide Series race.

Kyle Busch stated that the car was working great on the high side.

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