For the sixth time in 2013, Kyle Busch drove to victory lane after winning a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, this time pulling away from Kasey Kahne in the final laps of the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch started the race on the front row alongside pole-sitter Austin Dillon, but Dillon managed to lead just one lap before Busch took over and led 186 laps in the 200-lap race. With six wins in nine races, Busch has been a dominant force in the Nationwide Series, but is ineligible to accrue points in the series standings due to his full-time status in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Instead, Regan Smith entered Saturday with the lead in the standings. He kept a hold on the top spot with his eighth top-10 finish of the season, edging Brian Vickers and Sam Hornish Jr., for the final spot in the top 10.
The race bunched up in the final laps, as a crash between Michael Annett and Dakoda Armstrong led to a restart with 13 laps to go. Busch and Kahne started on the front row for the final restart, but Busch was too much, eventually opening the gap between the two cars to a second by the final lap.
Behind Kahne, Sprint Cup veteran Joey Logano earned the third spot, just ahead of Nationwide Series rookie Kyle Larson. Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
The Nationwide Series schedule will continue on Saturday, June 1 at Dover International Speedway with the 5-Hour Energy 200 on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. ET.