(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Kyle Busch led 91 of 200 laps on Friday night to win his third consecutive Nationwide race after beating out Brad Keselowski at Texas Motor Speedway.
The win marked the sixth time Busch has won on a 1.5 mile track.
“Adam (Crew Chief Adam Stevens) made some phenomenal race calls there and got us a lot of adjustment into the race car that helped me out,” Bush said on Friday. “Gave me a lot of speed and was able to continue on making some changes throughout the race.”
Keselowski credited Busch success to moving back to Joe Gibbs Racing.
“Definitely Kyle is really strong, he’s a great driver for sure. But I think you have to look at the cars they have at Gibbs,” Keselowski said. “I think last year was a bit of an eye-opener for us. … Joey (Logano) won a bunch of races in that same car, and Kyle had the reverse fortune. I think that shows you the effort that Gibbs puts into the series, and they’ve been rewarded as they should for that effort.”
Austin Dillon finished in third and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in fourth.
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