Tony Stewart stayed out of trouble and held off good friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Saturday afternoon.
Scott Pruett held off Kyle Busch for a while, but used up his tires in the process, leaving Busch to score his third consecutive Nationwide Series win in the Corona Mexico 200, his first NASCAR win on a road course.
In what’s a running theme in the Nationwide Series , Busch led for 133 laps en route to his second consecutive win during Friday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200.
Editor’s Note: Regular Rookie writer Tony Lumbis is off this week, so our resident Nationwide Series expert Bryan Davis Keith filled in. Tony returns from vacation in time for next Monday’s edition. Rookies in the Starting Lineup: Dario Franchitti (21st), Michael McDowell (29th), Sam Hornish Jr. (31st), Patrick Carpentier (37th), Regan Smith (38th) Unofficial Finishing …
Perhaps one of the best barometers to gauge the health of a racing series is to look at the weekly entry list. A once over of the Nationwide Series entry lists so far this season might not seem concerning. Sans the season’s second race at Fontana, every race has drawn at least 43 teams to …
Kyle Busch took the lead for the fourth and final time on lap 158 and was never seriously challenged down the stretch as he scored his first series win of the season in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The last 60 laps then saw Wimmer slowly run down Bowyer, finally making the pass for the lead with 21 laps to go to win the Pepsi 300 at Nashville.
With a little bit of luck and a whole lot of skill, Clint Bowyer led 122 of 171 laps run to score the win in the rain-shortened Sharpie Mini 300 at Bristol.
In the end, Matt Kenseth was able to hold off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick through a green-white-checkered finish at Atlanta to take the Nicorette 300, his 24th career Nationwide Series win.
Mark Martin, chasing down the leaders with five laps to go, took out both Edwards and then-race leader Brad Keselowski to win the Sam’s Town 300.