Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Shortened Nationwide Race at Phoenix
(PHOENIX) — Kyle Busch was victorious in the rain-shortened Blue Jeans Go Green 200 on Saturday. The race was delayed for over two hours with 32 laps remaining. It was later called with Busch out in front.
NASCAR sent out the blowers in an effort to get the track dry, but another round of storms moved across the area, soaking the track and ending the race.
Busch led for 155 out of 168 laps to earn his record 64th Nationwide Series victory overall and 10th at Phoenix International Raceway.
“We’ve been very dominant here in the past and led a lot of laps today,” Busch said. “I felt like we could have won it if it was rain-shortened or whether we went the whole distance.”
Kevin Harvick finished second, with Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, and Matt Kenseth rounding out the top five.
Busch also swept the two Nationwide races at Phoenix in 2013, overcoming a pit-road speeding penalty to end a 24-race winless streak in the series in the spring and leading 169 laps in the fall for his 12th Nationwide victory of the season.
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