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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bucyrus 200 at Road America

Carl Edwards appears to have this whole road racing thing figured out. On the Nationwide Series side, anyway. In what was a dominant performance from the pole, Edwards led 35 of the 50 laps run in NASCAR’s debut race on the Road America road course with this division, stealing the lead for good from Jacques …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Surprise, surprise. Joey Logano won the pole. Logano won Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky. And Cup regulars finished 1-2-3, with Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski playing bridesmaid to Logano, whose win marked the third consecutive season he’s done so from the pole. That leaves him a perfect 3-for-3 at the facility where he …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville

Nashville was supposed to mark a standalone Nationwide Series race, but you’d never have known it looking at the final running order. After yellow-flag pit stops cycled through on lap 170, Brad Keselowski came out up front and never looked back, holding off a challenge from Carl Edwards on a lap 202 restart to score …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Tech-Net 300 at Charlotte

Saturday at Charlotte was a classic case of role reversal, with a late comer snatching a Nationwide Series race from the dominant driver of the day. In this case, that late comer was none other than Kyle Busch, who charged from two laps down after pitting under green and incurring a speeding penalty to lead …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Heluva Good 200 at Dover

Cup regulars ran roughshod over the Nationwide Series field all day Saturday, with Kyle Busch winning the pole by obliterating David Green‘s 2004 qualifying record and proceeding to lead 191 laps in scoring already his fourth win of the 2010 season, enduring several late race restarts to do so. Cup regulars, who scored seven of …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Royal Purple 200 at Darlington

For the 36th time in the last 82 Nationwide Series races, a Joe Gibbs Racing entry visited victory lane, with Denny Hamlin holding off teammate Kyle Busch to score his first Nationwide Series victory of 2010 and first since Kansas back in 2008. Hamlin, who won the pole for Friday night’s race as well, combined …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bubba Burger 250 at Richmond

After winning the pole Friday afternoon, Kyle Busch quipped that he would lead a lot of laps under the lights at Richmond… assuming that Brad Keselowski didn’t take him out. Keselowski didn’t have to. In one of the most dominating performances the Nationwide Series has seen from a non-JGR car in recent memory, Keselowski led …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Aaron’s 312 at Talladega

One year ago, Brad Keselowski shocked the stock car world, winning the Sprint Cup race at Talladega as a Nationwide Series regular. This year was a case of role reversal; but when all was said and done, he was back in victory lane, scoring his first NASCAR win since making the move to Penske Racing. …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 O’Reilly 300 at Texas

It was business as usual at Texas Motor Speedway Monday. Despite Joey Logano‘s best efforts, Kyle Busch was able to charge to the lead on a late-race restart after dominating the late afternoon, scoring his third Nationwide Series win of 2010 and his fifth at Texas. Busch was unchallenged for much of the event, with …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix

When it’s your night, it’s your night. Friday night was Kyle Busch‘s night… though he certainly made it interesting. Busch led all but 14 of the first 136 laps until he lost the lead to Brad Keselowski after trying to throw the No. 22 Dodge off on a restart. Busch’s move backfired; not only did …

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