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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Finally, someone has Kyle Busch’s number. And it’s his teammate. Running his first Nationwide Series race since an incident that saw him knock Busch from the lead at Dover with two laps to go, Joey Logano beat his teammate without the chrome horn on Saturday…and took the checkers for his trouble. On a late restart on lap 189, Logano engineered the best restart anyone not driving the No. 18 car had all night, lining up directly on Busch’s bumper and capitalizing, taking the lead on lap 191 when Rowdy got loose in turn 2 and moved up the race track. From there, Logano drove off into the sunset, scoring his second Nationwide Series victory of the season and second consecutive at Kentucky Speedway on the anniversary weekend of his first major NASCAR victory one year ago.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 at Memphis

On lap 29, a handful of drivers came in for fresh tires and adjustments at Memphis... and it turns out that made all the difference. A caution on lap 126 after over 90 laps of green flag racing left less than 10 cars on the lead lap, including Carl Edwards, whose No. 60 Ford was the class of the field. Edwards was never seriously challenged for the lead throughout the rest of the race despite multiple late-race cautions, and made coming from the back of the pack look easy, scoring a relatively easy victory. Defending race winner David Reutimann got his No. 99 Toyota to second with a few laps to go, but he refused to use the bump and run to move Edwards out of the way, a decision Reutimann later questioned himself for making.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland

It seems the rest of the manufacturers have yet to find themselves a solution that'll allow them to remain competitive. JGR dominated a very uneventful race once again Friday night, with Kyle Busch leading 101 laps and scoring an easy fifth win of the season in his No. 18 Camry. But JGR didn't just lay waste to the field Friday night... Toyota did. Sure, JGR ran strong, but so did Michael Waltrip Racing and Braun Racing. In all, five Toyota Cup drivers scored top-10 finishes, including four of the top five spots in the final running order.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond

Carl Edwards dominated early. Kevin Harvick dominated late. But in the end, it was a familiar sight at the front of the field: Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota in Victory Lane, with neither one of the drivers above cashing in. Instead, it was Denny Hamlin -- who ran third for nearly the entire race -- that snookered the field.

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