Busch leads 186 laps to record Nationwide win

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange

CONCORD, N.C. -- Another race. Another record.
Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win Saturday's History 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR's record books.
Busch beat Kahne to the finish line by .939 of a second to claim a record seventh NNS victory at Charlotte, breaking a tie with Mark Martin for supremacy at the speedway. In winning for the sixth time in nine starts this season, Busch extended his record for all-time NNS wins to 57.
Busch led 186 of 200 laps, a personal best on a 1.5-mile speedway.
Joey Logano ran third, followed by rookie Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick. Trevor Bayne, Justin Allgaier, Matt Kenseth, Parker Kligerman and series leader Regan Smith completed the top 10.
With 50 laps left, Busch had a lead of 3.897 seconds over Sam Hornish Jr. immediately after a round of green-flag pit stops, but a caution on Lap 153 bunched the field for a restart on Lap 158.
Busch pulled away again, but caution flew again on Lap 165 when Travis Pastrana's Ford spun off Turn 2 and plowed nose-first into the inside wall. Busch and Kahne were among eight drivers who stayed out under the yellow, but Harvick came to pit road for fresh tires, restarted 10th on Lap 173 and was up to fourth when Reed Sorenson's spin caused caution No. 6 on Lap 178.
Despite the older rubber, Busch held the top spot after a restart with 17 laps left, but a collision between Michael Annett and Dakoda Armstrong on Lap 184 reset the field again, with Busch, Kahne, Harvick and Kligerman running first through fourth for a restart on Lap 188.

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