Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Indianapolis
07/27/2013 7:06 PM
07/27/2013 8:16 PM
Was there ever any doubt?
Perhaps there was just a little.
Kyle Busch dominated just about all of Saturday's Indiana 250 but Brian Scott wrestled away the lead on the final restart which threw the outcome briefly in doubt.
Busch quickly powered back to the lead with two of 100 laps remaining to earn first victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The win is the eighth this season for Busch in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and extends his series all-time wins record to 59.
"It's Indianapolis. It's pretty awesome to win here whether you're driving in Nationwide or Cup, sports cars, Formula One, MotoGP - anything," Busch said from Victory Lane.
"It's cool to win at this place just because of the history of all the automobiles that have run on this surface and the surfaces before. I almost messed up and gave it away."
Busch appeared to have the win soundly in hand but a caution bunched the field a final time and on the restart on Lap 95, Scott emerged as the leader after a three-way battle with Busch and Joey Logano.
Three laps and some fender-rubbing later, Busch moved back around Scott into the lead and pulled away.
"I had no friends around me on the last restart," Busch said. "I got down into (Turn) 1 and lost all grip. I was watching my mirror but there was (Scott) coming out of nowhere and he got by us.
"It was tough to pass him back but we were significantly faster than him."
Scott finished second, Logano third, Brian Vickers fourth and Kevin Harvick was fifth.
Austin Dillon moved into the series points lead with his 12th place finish after previous leader Sam Hornish Jr. was forced to the garage after 64 laps because of a blown engine. Dillon leads Regan Smith by six points.
Vickers won the final of four $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonuses paid out by the series sponsor. Saturday, the four eligible drivers were paired with fans so Vickers' win resulted in fan Pam Nabors of Santa Cruz, Calif., also collecting $100,000.
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