Kyle Busch dominated from the pole to the finish in Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch lead all of the 200 laps run.
It wasn’t all easy though. Busch was battling a loose car in the closing laps and had to hold off Carl Edwards to capture his 44th Nationwide Series victory and became the first driver to win wire-to-wire in nearly eight years. It was last done by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a Nationwide Series race at Daytona in 2003.
“It came down to the end of the race and Carl was alongside of me and we were racing really hard trying to beat each other, and I was like, ‘Man, just beat him back to the start-finish line, man, just beat back to the start-finish line.”’ Busch said.
“We made a run. I did everything but move him out of the way and I thought about that, but he did a great job. Those guys did well. He drove that car. It was loose and he did a good job of hanging onto it.” Edwards said.
Busch also won the truck series race on Friday night and it looking for the Phoenix sweep on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick finished third, Ryan Newman fourth and Reed Sorenson finished fifth.
Unofficial Race Results
Bashas’ Supermarkets 200
February 26, 2011 | Race 2 of 34
|7||15||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||37||0||200||Running|
|14||14||99||Ryan Truex *||Toyota||30||0||199||Running|
|21||23||44||Charles Lewandoski *||Chevrolet||23||0||196||Running|
|24||31||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||Dodge||20||0||194||Running|
|27||32||81||Blake Koch *||Dodge||17||0||193||Running|
|32||40||79||Jennifer Jo Cobb *||Ford||12||0||162||Running|