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Busch Grabs Twelfth Nationwide Series Victory in the Desert

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Kyle Busch demonstrated why he has visited victory lane 12 times in the Nationwide Series Saturday afternoon at Phoenix. Domination. Busch had little competition throughout the afternoon which allowed him to abolish the rest of the field in route to victory. Busch also closed in on Penske Racing’s No.22 team in the owners point standings with one race remaining.

Busch started the day on the pole and led until Brad Keselowski took the lead on lap 112. Busch was able to get back out front eight laps later.

A caution spree struck around lap 130 when five yellow-flags were displayed in a 23 lap portion of the race. Brad Keselowski got caught up in one of the cautions when Brian Scott got into him and turned the No.22 up into the turn 3 wall.

Busch lost the lead for a bit during the cautions, but he got back to the lead with 47 laps to go. That was the final lead change of the afternoon as Busch finished the race the same as he started. Out front. This was Busch’s twelve win of the season and he’ll look to finish out the season with 13 next weekend.

The Nationwide Series championship chase didn’t change much as Austin Dillon still leads Sam Hornish Jr. Eight points now separate the top two with one race left at Homestead-Miami. Each driver will look to claim their first career Nationwide Series championships next weekend.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor Car Laps Money Status Led
1 1 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 200 $58,100 Running 169
2 12 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 200 $44,875 Running 17
3 2 3 Austin Dillon AdvoCare Chevrolet 200 $37,875 Running 0
4 11 7 Regan Smith Taxslayer.com Chevrolet 200 $32,500 Running 0
5 6 12 Sam Hornish Jr Alliance Truck Parts Ford 200 $30,100 Running 0
6 7 18 Matt Kenseth GameStop Toyota 200 $22,700 Running 0
7 14 6 Trevor Bayne WFG Ford 200 $26,700 Running 6
8 16 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Toyota 200 $26,625 Running 0
9 3 33 Kevin Harvick Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 200 $20,260 Running 0
10 9 48 Ryan Blaney AutoZone Ford 200 $19,700 Running 0
11 15 99 Alex Bowman Fuelxx Toyota 200 $25,700 Running 0
12 8 77 Parker Kligerman Toyota Toyota 200 $24,875 Running 0
13 5 2 Brian Scott Whitetail Chevrolet 200 $24,875 Running 0
14 27 43 Michael Annett Pilot Travel Centers Ford 200 $24,265 Running 0
15 18 16 Ryan Reed Drive toStop Diabetes Ford 200 $25,305 Running 0
16 10 20 Drew Herring Dollar General Toyota 200 $24,020 Running 0
17 17 19 Mike Bliss Tweaker Energy Shot Toyota 200 $23,810 Running 0
18 21 30 Nelson Piquet Jr Qualcomm Chevrolet 200 $23,650 Running 0
19 4 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford 199 $18,290 Running 8
20 22 79 Jeffrey Earnhardt SK Hand Tools Ford 198 $24,105 Running 0
21 19 60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing Ford 198 $23,320 Running 0
22 30 55 Jamie Dick Viva Auto Group Chevrolet 197 $23,210 Running 0
23 32 23 Timmy Hill Pocketfinder.com Chevrolet 197 $23,075 Running 0
24 23 44 Chad Hackenbracht Tastee Chocolate Apples Toyota 196 $22,965 Running 0
25 34 01 Mike Wallace Verve Chevrolet 196 $23,380 Running 0
26 37 51 Jeremy Clements ETS Chevrolet 196 $22,870 Running 0
27 28 14 Eric McClure Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Toyota 194 $22,835 Running 0
28 26 5 Brad Sweet Great Clips Chevrolet 192 $22,765 Running 0
29 29 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Chevrolet 189 $16,690 Running 0
30 33 87 Joe Nemechek Pellet Grills USA Toyota 171 $22,955 Engine 0
31 35 24 Kelly Admiraal Weston Camp Services Toyota 162 $22,600 Running 0
32 13 32 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 156 $22,565 Accident 0
33 38 4 Daryl Harr iWorld Chevrolet 150 $22,525 Running 0
34 20 98 Kevin Swindell Caroll Shelby Motors Ford 148 $22,489 Accident 0
35 39 70 Derrike Cope TBA Chevrolet 104 $22,455 Handling 0
36 24 74 Carl Long TBA Dodge 63 $21,195 Brakes 0
37 36 40 T.J. Bell Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 13 $15,150 Brakes 0
38 40 00 Blake Koch Frontline Wraps Toyota 9 $15,115 Transmission 0
39 25 42 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 6 $14,865 Electrical 0
40 31 10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 4 $14,830 Vibration 0