Two tires was the right call; Busch wins NNS race at Auto Club Speedway

[media-credit name=”Patrick McBride” align=”alignright” width=”262″][/media-credit]Kyle Busch opted for two tires on the final pit stop with less than 13 laps remaining in Saturday’s Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Auto Club Speedway and was able to hold off Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick to win his third straight NNS race.

Busch now has 46 career NNS wins, just three behind Mark Martin’s all-time record.

Edwards and Harvick opted to take four tires with 20-laps remaining and found themselves nearly a straightaway behind after Busch made his final stop.

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“Those guys took two tires and that was the right call. We could not catch them. I didn’t think about taking two tires. Mike Beam did a good job. We made the calls we needed to make to be the best we could be. It just didn’t work out.” Edwards said.

Harvick finished third, series points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.

“That is pretty cool to say you are the points leader but hopefully we can say that at the end of the year. We have been really consistent all year and have had really fast cars.” Stenhouse Jr. said.

Unofficial Race Results
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make
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1 7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota
2 1 60 Carl Edwards Ford
3 2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
4 12 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford
5 34 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
6 9 16 Trevor Bayne Ford
7 4 20 Joey Logano Toyota
8 8 32 Mark Martin Chevrolet
9 3 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet
10 5 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge
11 16 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet
12 10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
13 11 11 Brian Scott Toyota
14 14 30 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet
15 17 9 Kenny Wallace Toyota
16 6 7 Josh Wise Chevrolet
17 19 99 Ryan Truex * Toyota
18 20 62 Michael Annett Toyota
19 13 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet
20 25 27 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford
21 22 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet
22 18 87 Kevin Conway Toyota
23 35 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet
24 23 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet
25 21 39 Charles Lewandoski * Ford
26 33 52 Tony Raines Chevrolet
27 15 66 Steve Wallace Toyota
28 26 24 Kevin Lepage Ford
29 41 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge
30 30 79 Tim Andrews Ford
31 36 28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet
32 32 15 Timmy Hill * Ford
33 29 81 Blake Koch * Dodge
34 24 40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet
35 31 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet
36 42 70 Dennis Setzer Dodge
37 27 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet
38 40 141 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Ford
39 43 97 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet
40 28 103 Alex Kennedy Dodge
41 37 168 Carl Long Chevrolet
42 38 55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet
43 39 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet

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