(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)
Kyle Busch thoroughly dominated the nationwide race Saturday in the Dover 200. Busch lead 192 laps of the 200 lap race! This was Busch’s 11th win in just 23 races and breaks the record for the most wins in a single season by a nationwide series driver. Ol Kylie has surpassed the record that was held by Sam Ard for more than 20 years.
The victory in the Dover 200 was Busch’s, 41st in the Nationwide Series, 30th in a Toyota since coming onboard with Joe Gibbs Racing, and 81st in NASCAR’s top three series combined.
“It’s very special,” Busch said of the record. “Sam is a great individual and was a great driver in his time [early 1980s]. For myself to be able to come out and compete at that level and get as many wins in a season is hard enough to do, but then to go out there and beat a record …
“From where Sam Ard was in his day and where we are today, I feel like a lot has changed in this sport, and, of course, it’s always challenging to go out and get a win on a given weekend. But for us to win 11 this year is very, very special to me, and that’s why I say it’s so special to [crew chief] Jason [Ratcliff] and to all these guys on the team, because they’re all part of it.”
Despite a vibration that gave him some nervous moments in the closing laps, Busch beat polesitter and JGR teammate Joey Logano to the finish line by .400 seconds, marking the 11th time JGR cars have finished 1-2 in the series.
Here is the unofficial results from the Dover 200.
Kyle has accumulated 81 victories in the three series at the tender age of 25 year old. Love him or hate him, his accomplishments speaks for themselves! Is he really that good?
What is you opinion of ol Kylie?
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!