Busch dominates the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix

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.

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“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

Pos. St. No. Driver Make Pts. Bon. Laps Status
1 1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0 0 200 Running
2 2 60 Carl Edwards Ford 0 0 200 Running
3 9 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 0 0 200 Running
4 6 30 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 0 0 200 Running
5 10 32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 39 0 200 Running
6 3 20 Joey Logano Toyota 0 0 200 Running
7 15 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 37 0 200 Running
8 16 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 36 0 200 Running
9 5 11 Brian Scott Toyota 35 0 200 Running
10 18 9 Kenny Wallace Toyota 34 0 200 Running
11 13 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 33 0 200 Running
12 11 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 32 0 200 Running
13 25 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 31 0 199 Running
14 14 99 Ryan Truex * Toyota 30 0 199 Running
15 12 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 29 0 198 Running
16 26 40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 28 0 198 Running
17 20 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 27 0 197 Running
18 24 39 Josh Wise Ford 26 0 197 Running
19 17 62 Michael Annett Toyota 25 0 197 Running
20 19 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 24 0 197 Running
21 23 44 Charles Lewandoski * Chevrolet 23 0 196 Running
22 22 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 22 0 196 Running
23 35 28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 21 0 195 Running
24 31 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 20 0 194 Running
25 27 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 19 0 193 Running
26 21 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 18 0 193 Running
27 32 81 Blake Koch * Dodge 17 0 193 Running
28 29 70 Shelby Howard Chevrolet 16 0 191 Running
29 30 15 Timmy Hill* Ford 15 0 191 Running
30 8 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 14 0 190 Running
31 7 16 Trevor Bayne Ford 13 0 164 Accident
32 40 79 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Ford 12 0 162 Running
33 28 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 11 0 108 Handling
34 4 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 0 0 105 Accident
35 34 52 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 9 0 101 Radiator
36 38 141 Carl Long Ford 8 0 19 Brakes
37 37 24 Kevin Lepage Ford 7 0 17 Overheat
38 33 25 Kelly Bires Ford 6 0 10 Brakes
39 39 55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 5 0 8 Handling
40 36 27 Justin Marks Ford 0 0 7 Brakes

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I bet NASCAR is gonna do something silly like award a race trophy each race, and also a Nationwide race trophy, for the highest finishing Nationwide-only driver…

  2. This race is a perfect example why no one watches nationwide races anymore. Should be nationwide drivers only, after all thats what it was intended for from the start of this series. Don’t give me this crap that the “crowd” wants the cup drivers in the race, if you would have noticed the crowd was slim to none there.

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