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.
Scott Wimmer ran down, then passed teammate Clint Bowyer with 21 laps to go for his first Nationwide Series win in five years 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.
12 drivers were running almost 700 miles after delay of the Cup race. It didn’t make much difference to Tony Stewart, who ran away with the Stater Brothers 300.
The Nationwide Series remained “Cup Light” with Tony Stewart taking the win, one of nine Cup regulars to finish in the top 10 in Saturday’s Camping World 300.
It appeared Kevin Harvick was headed for another Busch win at Homestead, but after leading 84 of the first 140 laps, a pit-road penalty cost him the race.
The Arizona Travel 200 was another Busch Series crash-fest. The race saw the caution flag fly 11 times for 46 laps, almost one-quarter of the race.