Kyle Busch Barely Beats Kyle Larson At Bristol

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Kyle Busch 2013 Bristol.jpgThe bad weather stayed away as the Nationwide Series drivers were back to Bristol for 300 laps of action packed racing. Justin Allgaier won the poll for this event.

Justin Allgaier started out leading the race and led it through the first and second caution. The first one came out on lap 27 for Jamie Dick that spun out and the second one for Brad Sweet on lap 59. The second caution brought in all the leaders and Trevor Bayne that took only two tires.

After the green flag dropped Trevor started leading laps as Kyle Busch started to get hot. He was able to get the race lead on lap 76. At lap 88 though it was black flag time for Elliott Sadler and his slow car. The next caution finally came out on lap 105 as Jamie Dick crashes. Nelson Piquet Jr. with nowhere to go gets caught up in the wreck.

It was another short green flag run and Jeremy Clements hits the wall. Over the next round of green flag laps Kyle Busch continued to lead the race.

At lap 159 it was back to caution time as Hal Martin, Brad Teague, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Austin Dillon got involved in a wreck. This caution brought in all the leaders. Brad Keselowski this time was able to win the race off pit and the lead of the race.

We had another short green flag run and at lap 179 it was a debris caution. This time after the green flag dropped action occurred on lap 188 as Regan Smith and Brad Keselowski get together. No caution occurs, but Brad winds up with a big tire rub. Then in a few laps his left front tire blew out forcing him down pit road for service. Then at lap 195 debris from his tire brought out the next caution.
After the race restarted Kevin Harvick was the new race leader. With 68 laps left Kyle Busch was right behind Kevin for the race lead. With 64 laps left the lapped traffic became too much for Kevin and Kyle Busch got the race lead. Kyle got a little lead and then it went away with 45 laps left.

With 35 laps left Jason White brings out the caution as he smacks the wall hard. The caution brought in Kevin Harvick was in second, but not many others came down for service. With 27 laps left the green flag dropped and Kyle Busch got the best of the restart to lead the race. With less than ten laps left Kyle Larson was right behind Kyle Busch for the race lead. Larson tried once to get the lead and it did not work. On the final lap though on the final corner Busch did not have a great run off the corner allowing Larson to a shot on the high side to win the race. They both wound up touching and Kyle Busch barley won the race.

Kyle Busch stated that he did everything he could to protect his momentum. "I'm 27 and getting old."

Kyle Larson stated that he did not think that he was going to have enough momentum to get by Kyle Busch.

"We felt like we had a good car," said Sam Hornish Jr. "Were firing on all cylinders."

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