Sam Hornish Jr. Gets The Win At Las Vegas

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Sam Hornish Las Vegas 2013.jpgFor the first time in the Nationwide Series history at Las Vegas qualifying for the race was cancelled. This left the field to revert to 2012 owners points to set the field. This left Brian Vickers and Trevor Bayne at the front of the field for the race.

"The car went through a change in cup practice," said Kyle Busch.

Sam Hornish Jr. stated that we have a top five car.

The race started off with a short green flag run and Eric McClure blows his transmission on lap four. After the race restarted Brad Kesleowksi and Brian Vickers were fighting over first place. Brad Keselwoski fully won it at lap 20 and led the race until the competition caution came out on lap 36. Kyle Busch during this time rocketed his way up through the field and up to around fifth by the second caution.

The leaders pitted and Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith try a two tire stop to get track position. After the green flag dropped again it was Trevor Bayne leading laps until the next caution came out on lap 54 for Joe Nemecheck that smacked the wall. Trevor Bayne pitted and came out fifthteenth. After the race restarted Sam Hornish Jr. got time up front to lead the race.

Robert Richard Jr. spins out on lap 81 though to bring out the next caution. All the leaders pitted and Trevor Bayne took no tires to lead the cars off pit road. The greeb flag dropped and the race quickly went to back to as Kyle Larson hit Trevor Bayne and they both hit the wall.

This finally led to a long green flag run. Sam Honish Jr. was back to leading laps as Kyle Busch slowly moved his way to the front.
At lap 117 it was unscheduled pit stop time for Brad Keselwoski to fix a bad wheel. 18 more laps go by and he is back down pit road to fix a splitter problem. At lap 138 the caution for debris came out. The leaders pitted and Kyle Busch won the race off pit road. A few cars though come back on pit road a second time to top off on fuel.

The race restarts with Kyle Busch in second with Sam Hornish Jr. right behind him in second. With 47 laps left Samm Hornish Jr. took the race lead back. As the laps went down Scott Lagasse Jr. spins out to bring out the next caution with 17 laps left. The top seven cars on the lead lap stay out.

The green flag drops with 13 laps left and it was short green flag run as Kyle Larson and Joey Gase wreck to quickly bring out the caution.. The race restarted again with seven laps left and Sam needed one lap to fully get the race lead. Kyle has nothing for Sam over the final few laps as Sam took the win.

"We had a really good race car, " said Sam Hornish Jr. "Handling was perfect."

"It stink's man," said Kyle Busch. "Second is not bad."

"Good news is we got a top ten," said Brian Vickers.

"Unfortunate we had to battle back," said Trevor Bayne. "Solid points day."

"So proud of everybody on the interstate batteries team,"said Elliott Sadler.

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