Kyle Busch wins the big 5-0: The Food City 250 Review

(Left to right) Kyle Busch beats Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano to the finish line by .019 seconds, the closest NASCAR Nationwide Series finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, on Friday in the Food City 250. Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

After an amazing finish - one of the smallest margin of victories too - Kyle Busch was introduced as the new King of Nationwide Racing.  Busch won his 50th Nationwide Race and pulled into first place in the all time wins list passing 49 race winner Mark Martin. 

Bristol was exactly what we haven't seen in a while, Cup drivers dominating and taking the top spots. The top four drivers were Cup regulars with Aric Almirola finishing 5th.  It was a shame to see this happening again. 

Busch will always have his haters - people actually say he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame because most of his wins came in the Nationwide Series.  These people need to remember it is not the Cup Series hall of fame, it's the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  And it features a modified driver who never raced in the Nationwide or Sprint Cup Series.  But aside from that, Busch has won 102 races.  If Busch doesn't get into the Hall of Fame, Mark Martin doesn't belong either.  Martin has won 40 Sprint Cup Races, and 49 Nationwide Races and he has never won a Nascar Championship!  Kyle Busch is a Nationwide Champion, he has 23 Sprint Cup Wins and he's still young.  If Busch continues to run like he has in Sprint Cup he will pass Mark Martin's 40 wins.  You can't fight facts folks.  It doesn't matter if you hate him, Kyle Busch is a Future Hall of Famer.

Results and more after the JUMP!

 

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Status
1 1 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 250 Running
2 2 20 Joey Logano(i) MadCatz/GameStop Toyota 250 Running
3 9 33 Clint Bowyer(i) Rheem.com Chevy 250 Running
4 6 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 250 Running
5 16 88 Aric Almirola Degree Men Adrenaline Series Chevy 250 Running
6 21 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 250 Running
7 5 30 Jason Leffler AccuDoc Solutions Chevy 250 Running
8 3 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 250 Running
9 12 22 Parker Kligerman(i) Discount Tire Dodge 250 Running
10 11 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 250 Running
11 10 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 250 Running
12 18 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevy 250 Running
13 7 16 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 250 Running
14 15 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 250 Running
15 8 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 250 Running
16 19 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevy 249 Running
17 13 70 David Stremme(i) USA Sealants/Blue Devil Chevy 249 Running
18 20 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevy 249 Running
19 17 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevy 248 Running
20 14 64 David Reutimann(i) Adom Dental Toyota 248 Running
21 22 97 Joe Nemechek Wood Pellet Stoves Toyota 247 Running
22 30 15 Timmy Hill # Lilly Trucking of VA Ford 247 Running
23 40 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Dodge 247 Running
24 37 40 Scott Wimmer Curtus Key Plumbing Chevy 246 Running
25 33 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence.com Chevy 246 Running
26 39 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevy 245 Running
27 36 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 245 Running
28 26 04 Benny Gordon Samuel Metals Ford 244 Running
29 34 87 Kevin Conway Extenze Toyota 243 Running
30 41 39 Fain Skinner Carport Empire Ford 242 Running
31 42 52 Kevin Lepage Means Racing Chevy 241 Running
32 25 51 Jeremy Clements 7 Select/Mahle Chevy 219 Running
33 24 05 David Starr(i) Advocare Chevy 187 Accident
34 38 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus Chevy 161 Vibration
35 32 23 Dennis Setzer Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevy 137 Suspension
36 4 09 Kenny Wallace Federated Auto Parts Toyota 136 Accident
37 23 03 Scott Riggs North TX Pipe Chevy 19 Overheating
38 27 49 Mark Green Jay Robinson Racing Chevy 11 Rear Gear
39 28 42 Tim Andrews Key Motorsports Chevy 11 Electrical
40 29 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevy 7 Brakes
41 31 71 Matt Carter Lilly Trucking of VA Ford 7 Brakes
42 35 47 Brian Keselowski(i) Key Motorsports Chevy 6 Brakes
43 43 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevy 4 Vibration

 

Sadler, Sorenson and Stenhouse were all within 3 places of each other, so the closest race in Nascar continues.  No one has set themselves apart.  Here's how things shake up:

Pos Car # Driver Points Wins
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 867 2
2 2 Elliott Sadler 862 0
3 32 Reed Sorenson 857 1
4 88 Aric Almirola 809 0
5 31 Justin Allgaier 801 1
6 38 Jason Leffler 776 0
7 09 Kenny Wallace 722 0
8 66 Steve Wallace 706 0
9 11 Brian Scott 692 0
10 62 Michael Annett 687 0

 

Next week we head to Atlanta.  Hopefully we get another great run and another close finish. Enjoy!

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