Busch Dominates Short Track Showdown

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Kyle Busch won the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown for the third time in 2013. (NASCAR Photo)
Kyle Busch won the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown for the third time on Thursday at Richmond (Va.) Int’l Raceway. (NASCAR Photo)

RICHMOND, Va. – To take a break from the grind of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kyle Busch relaxes by doing more racing.

The all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series wins leader behind the wheel of his No. 51 AMF All Metal Fabricators Toyota took the race lead from David Ragan on lap eight and set sail for victory lane on Thursday night in the Danny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond Int’l Raceway.

It was the third time the Las Vegas driver has won this event, but the first at RIR. His previous two wins came at Southside Speedway in Richmond.

Ragan, who hung on to finish second, started from the pole position and quickly got past pole sitter Dillon Bassett on the first lap of the race.

Ben Rhodes finished third followed by Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Garrett Campbell in fourth and fifth, respectively. David Garbo Jr., Dillon Bassett, Anderson Bowen, Jeremy Burns and Kyle Larson rounded out the top 10 finishers on the night.

The event’s proceeds go the Denny Hamlin Foundation.