Posts tagged: Kyle Busch

Feb 17 2008

Stewart Wins First Nationwide Series Race at Daytona

Tony Stewart won the Busch Nationwide race today in Daytona, beating Kyle Busch and, you guessed it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the race, with Busch blocking Jr. to finish second. Kyle also came in second the night before in the truck series race, losing to Todd Bodine and driving past Johnny Benson for second. Appears tomorrow’s race is going to be a good one, with Kyle and Dale running so well every time they get in a car, they are going to be hard to beat.

Polesitter Tony Stewart repelled a strong challenge from teammate Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Camping World 300 Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Stewart surged to the lead on Lap 117 of 120 and stayed there as the rest of the field diced for position behind him. On the final lap, Busch blocked Earnhardt’s last-ditch attempt to improve his position and all but assured the victory for Stewart, who crossed the finish line .259 seconds ahead of Busch, with Earnhardt .412 seconds back.

Brian Vickers ran fourth, followed by Matt Kenseth, rookie Bryan Clauson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, David Ragan and defending series champion Carl Edwards. Source: Stewart starts, finishes first in N’wide season-opener

Mar 28 2007

Kyle Busch Gets Lucky Wins at Bristol

You have to admit, if you were Kyle Busch, can you think of two better drivers to have behind you on a green white and checker finish? Gordon wasn’t going to spin him and Jeff Burton hardly ever gets that aggressive to spin someone out to win, so, he was pretty lucky. Tony Stewart wasn’t very lucky at all, and I bet everyone who has him on their race league teams were happy and then sad, hehe, I know he hurt one of my teams. Anyway, sorry for the late post, been busy with the Race League stuff. Jeff Gordon is in the points lead again, or should I say already? While it makes you feel good, it’s way to early to get excited about it.

Here are the race results from Bristol:
1 20 5 Kyle Busch
2 29 31 Jeff Burton
3 1 24 Jeff Gordon
4 40 29 Kevin Harvick
5 11 16 Greg Biffle
6 9 66 Jeff Green
7 31 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
8 18 07 Clint Bowyer
9 5 26 Jamie McMurray
10 16 25 Casey Mears
11 38 17 Matt Kenseth
12 32 99 Carl Edwards
13 33 40 David Stremme
14 10 11 Denny Hamlin
15 25 83 Brian Vickers
16 6 48 Jimmie Johnson
17 19 49 Mike Bliss
18 14 4 Ward Burton
19 2 9 Kasey Kahne
20 26 45 Kyle Petty
21 27 78 Kenny Wallace
22 28 43 Bobby Labonte
23 7 22 Dave Blaney
24 17 96 Tony Raines
25 12 01 Regan Smith
26 41 6 David Ragan
27 3 19 Elliott Sadler
28 15 21 Ken Schrader
29 42 2 Kurt Busch
30 21 14 Sterling Marlin
31 8 10 Scott Riggs
32 36 42 Juan Montoya
33 34 7 Robby Gordon
34 23 36 Jeremy Mayfield
35 4 20 Tony Stewart
36 37 18 J.J. Yeley
37 13 1 Martin Truex Jr.
38 24 88 Ricky Rudd
39 22 12 Ryan Newman
40 43 – A J Allmendinger
41 35 38 David Gilliland
42 30 44 Dale Jarrett
43 39 41 Reed Sorenson

Nov 14 2006

Harvick Completes the Sweep in Phoenix

Kevin Harvick completed the sweep this weekend, winning the Checker Auto Parts 500, Jimmie Johnson settles for second and a bigger lead in the Chase for the Cup. Kyle Busch cost me some serious points on my race team this week, cutting my lead by over half what it was. He also fell two spots in the points to last place, 359 points behind Johnson. Here’s the top ten:

1 29 Kevin Harvick
2 48 Jimmie Johnson
3 11 Denny Hamlin
4 24 Jeff Gordon
5 99 Carl Edwards
6 6 Mark Martin
7 9 Kasey Kahne
8 2 Kurt Busch
9 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
10 31 Jeff Burton

Here how they stand in the Chase for the Cup:

1. — Jimmie Johnson Leader
2. — Matt Kenseth -63
3. +2 Kevin Harvick -90
4. — Denny Hamlin -90
5. -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. -115
6. — Jeff Gordon -167
7. — Jeff Burton -225
8. +1 Mark Martin -273
9. +1 Kasey Kahne -319
10. -2 Kyle Busch -359

Jimmie Johnson just needs to finish 12th or better to win the whole thing, with no one being able to do anything to stop him. I would say the cup is his, but he could wreck early, etc, and loose the whole thing, he could get a lap or two down and Kenseth could win the race and the cup. It will be interesting, anyone in the top five could win it, but it would have to be some extraordinary circumstances for Earnhardt to win it, as they can only gain 156 points in any one race, I believe.

Sep 18 2006

First Chase for the Cup Race: Loudon

Kevin Harvick stayed on fire this weekend and Jeff Gordon made a big statement about their chances at winning a fifth championship, finishing third behind Harvick and Stewart. Here are the top five Sunday:

1 #29 Kevin Harvick
2 #20 Tony Stewart
3 #24 Jeff Gordon
4 #11 Denny Hamlin
5 #25 Brian Vickers

“Where are we? Fourth? Cool, I’ll take that,” Gordon said through a smile, before getting serious. “I think as bad as our run was at Richmond, it was pretty important for us to make some kind of statement [Sunday].

“I think we succeeded in making the statement that we needed to,” Letarte said. “I mean, we weren’t good up here last fall and we were average, at best, in [July] — and I was really not happy with our performance at either Richmond or Phoenix. Source:

Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch both finished at the back of the pack, with both involved in race incidents that REALLY hurt their chances at winning the cup. As Johnson said before the race, you can’t win the cup here but you can sure lose it.

After separate crashes at Loudon, Busch is 146 points behind and Johnson trails by 139 as the Cup Series moves to Dover. Certainly Busch and Johnson believe they still can mount a charge and win the Cup at Homestead. Hey, no one said they were quitters.

The fact is no one has been able to bounce back from a triple-digit deficit after Race 1 of the Chase to finish better than third in the final point standings (chart at right). It’s a fact of the point system: Bad finishes do more to harm drivers’ title aspirations than victories do to boost those hopes. Source:

Only one way to find out, lets keep racing. Here are the standings as of now:

1 Kevin Harvick 5230 Leader
2 Denny Hamlin* 5195 -35
3 Matt Kenseth 5189 -41
4 Jeff Gordon 5180 -50
5 Jeff Burton 5166 -64
6 Mark Martin 5155 -75
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5149 -81
8 Kasey Kahne 5120 -110
9 Jimmie Johnson 5091 -139
10 Kyle Busch 5084 -146

Sep 13 2006

Funny Quotes from Power Rankings

1. Kevin Harvick: Report: Major university study finds that Stewart got more media attention for not killing anyone Saturday night than Harvick did for winning race

2. Kyle Busch: I was going to put Kyle No. 1, but I declined. I was scared the editors at NASCAR.COM would use a picture of Kyle and no one would click on it.

19. Ryan Newman: His losing streak is only slightly longer than Paul Menard’s sideburns.

20. Dave Blaney: This almost happened last Saturday. Imagine Bill Weber’s prose: “Blaney holds off Kyle Busch at the line! Blaney wins it! Now let’s go down to pit road, where Dave Burns is standing by with 17th-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.!”

23. Robby Gordon: Robby, if you want to throw your helmet at Michael Waltrip this year, you better do it during his qualifying lap.

Sep 13 2006

Newcomer or Old Timer?

Found this article called Field of Dreams in which the writer asks,

With five newcomers – Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne – the 10-member Chase is evenly cleaved between those with experience in the postseason and those without under the new format. But does it really matter?

Gun to your head, would you take one of the aforementioned five to hold the trophy over one in the formidable quintet of Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

I’ll take Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon over all of them any day of the week. Sure, Harvick is hot and he’s got a great chance to win it, Kahne has the most wins this year, Gordon has done that before and not won the chase, so that’s not really a factor, Kyle Busch is also doing great as is Denny Hamlim, but over the course of ten races, the old timers will end up beating the young guns, and I bet we see at least 3 of them in the top five at the end.

Jul 16 2006

Kyle Busch Wins at Loudon

Kyle Busch won todays race with Gordon finishing 15th.

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