Kyle Busch Wins 12th Nationwide Race Of Season

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(PHOENIX) — Kyle Busch dominated the field at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday on his way to his 12th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season.

Points leader Austin Dillon maintained his hold on the championship lead by finishing third.  He was passed by Justin Allgaier on the final lap for second place.

Busch went winless in the Nationwide series last year.  He’s made 25 starts this season and was victorious in 12 of them.  Busch holds a record 63 wins in the series.

“Just looking forward to the rest of this year, there’s only one more left,” Busch said after the race.  “We look forward to going to Homestead, that’s a place we’ve run well in the past in the Nationwide cars. This year we need to lead the most laps and win the race to have a shot at winning the owners’ championship.”

Dillon takes an eigth-point lead over Sam Hornish Jr. into next week’s season finale.  Hornish finished fifth.

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