LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Busch was on fumes, but he still managed to continue his domination of New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday with a victory in the CNBC Prime’s The Profit 200.
The victory was Busch’s fourth in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition at New Hampshire in the last five years and his seventh of the season in Nationwide competition.
Busch started from the pole and was nearly unbeatable throughout the 200-lap event, but a slow pit stop under caution on lap 37 forced Busch to battle his way back to the front. While Busch was battling through the pack, Brian Vickers assumed the lead.
It took him more than 50 laps, but on lap 107 Busch was finally able to track down and pass Vickers to retake the lead. Busch looked to have the race won, but a spin with in turn two by Chad Hackenbracht with two laps left brought out a caution flag and forced a green-white-checkered restart.
Busch led the field to the green flag for the restart, but they barely made it through turn one before the caution flag flew again for the stopped car of Landon Cassill in turn three. By this time most of the leaders were at the far edge of their pit window.