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Ten years ago, Kyle Busch made his debut in what is now the Nationwide Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Driving a Chevrolet for Joe Nemechek as a Hendrick Motorsports development driver, Busch started in the second position.
That day ended with Busch scoring a top-five finish as the Las Vegas native finished fifth.
Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was far from Busch’s first start. In fact, it was his 253rd start in NASCAR’s “second level”.
But, just like that first start in 2003, Busch started the race from the outside of the front row, now driving a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Starting next to Busch was sophomore-phenom Austin Dillon, driving for grandfather Richard Childress, who got the jump on the opening lap to hold the lead.
Lap two saw the now elder-statesman Busch grab the lead, seemingly for good.
Busch led a whopping 186 of the race’s 200 laps on five different occasions.
While that may sound as though Busch faced multiple challenges throughout the day, three of the fi...
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A fiber rope from FOX’s overhead camera snapped during Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600. The unusual event caused extensive damage to the No. 18 car of Kyle Busch who had been leading the race. Marcos Ambrose also ran over the rope and managed to wad it up underneath his car. While under Ambrose’s car the rope severed a brake line. Other cars who received damage including...
Kyle Busch's quest to sweep the three point races of Charlotte Speedweeks came to an abrupt end on Sunday night when his car blew up on Lap 258.
Although Busch won both the Camping World Truck and Nationwide series races, he was denied a Coca-Cola 600 win. Busch was running third at the time when an issue developed in his engine.
"Dropped a valve," Busch said. "...
Kyle Busch has shown repeatedly he can win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Nationwide and Truck series. The question remains whether he can capture that elusive first Sprint Cup victory.
Busch dominated Saturday, racing to his sixth Nationwide Series victory of the season and record seventh career win at the 1.5-mile track. He also was Truck Series winner at the track last week...
CONCORD, NC – Forty-one years ago, the British navy sank the famous, dominant Bismark submarine. On Saturday, Kyle Busch played the role of the Bismark, but no one in the field of the 32nd History 300 was able to sink Busch. It was Busch who was making history at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch enter the day with more career Nationwide wins than any other driver and Saturday, he...
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Kyle Busch won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. The win is his sixth in the Nationwide Series this season and was came in dominating fashion.
Austin Dillon qualified on the pole and led a field of 40 cars to the green flag but by lap 2 he was passed by Kyle Busch. Busch lead the field around the track for much of the race when action began...
On the 126th lap of the Coca-Cola 600, the race had to be stopped because a cable from Fox Sports’ overhead camera had snapped and caused damage to Kyle Busch’s care. The cable also apparently got caught underneath Marcos Ambrose’ car on the 124th lap.
According to ESPN:
No drivers were injured.
The cars were initially brought along pit row as workers cleared the cable from...
Kyle Busch and the No. 54 Monster Energy team not only won Saturday night’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, but dominated it, leading 186 circuits of the 200-lap event. Already the winningest series driver, Busch recorded his 57th victory in 253 starts and his seventh career win at the 1.5-mile track – breaking a series win tie with...
Camry driver Kyle Busch (first) captured the checkered flag in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The win marked the sixth for Busch in only his first 10 starts of the season and the 57th NNS victory of his career.
He also won races at Phoenix, Bristol, California, Texas and Darlington earlier this year.
The Las Vegas-native started...
If it felt a little like the sky was falling for Kyle Busch during the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, then he wasn’t far from the truth. Busch, the driver of the M&M’s M’Prove America Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), overcame damage from a bizarre camera cable incident only to fall victim to an engine failure, leaving the No. 18...
Another race. Another record.
Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win the History 300 Nationwide Series race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR's record books.
Busch beat Kahne to the finish line by .939 seconds to claim a record seventh NNS victory at Charlotte, breaking a tie with Mark...
ALMOST THE ALL-STAR: Camry driver Kyle Busch finished third behind race-winner Jimmie Johnson and second-place Joey Logano in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the 90 lap rain-delayed race — featuring four 20 lap segments followed by a 10 lap dash to the finish line — Busch led the field two times for a total of...
NASCAR red-flagged the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon after a piece of TV cabling snapped across the tri-oval onto the racetrack on Lap 121, resulting in injuries to some fans and damage to race cars.
Charlotte Motor Speedway track officials issued a statement saying that, "Ten fans were injured when a nylon rope fell over the grandstands in Turn...
Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 28.295 seconds in the first practice for the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola.
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With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Brandon, Jason, and Matt ran the table Saturday by picking Kyle Busch to win, and for the fifth time in 2013 he delivered.
On Sunday, it was more of the same as Jason and Matt picked Kasey Kahne, who came up just shy of the victory, but scored them 5 more points towards the...
NASCAR says it will wait on Fox Sports' investigation of what caused an overhead TV camera rope to snap during the Coca-Cola 600 before deciding if such technology will be used in future races.
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp told The Associated Press on Monday that there were no plans to use the system at upcoming races ''so we'll have ample time to review.''...