Busch re-writing the record books

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:36 PM ET

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch won for the fourth consecutive time at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday dominating the NASCAR Nationwide Series Scotts EZ Seed 300.

Just how dominate was Busch?

Well on lap 265 of the 300 lap race, Busch became the first driver in NASCAR history to lead 10,000 laps in the Nationwide series.

He ended up leading all but 34 laps on Saturday in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

With the win Busch also came within four victories of Mark Martin’s NASCAR record of 49 Nationwide wins.

But for Busch, records are something he doesn’t think about until after the fact.

“It’s cool have the records,” Busch said. “But there is plenty of time (left in his career) to get some more.”

And at just 25 years old, Busch is in a position to re-write the NASCAR record book the same way that Wayne Gretzky re-wrote the NHL record book in his hey days.

Kasey Kahne finished second in the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet, .524 seconds behind Busch, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

Elliott Sadler in he No. 2 Kevin Harvick Incorporated Chevrolet and Joey Logano in the No. 20 JGR Toyota rounded out the top five.

Danica Patrick, running in her final Nationwide race before moving back to the IZOD IndyCar series next week at St. Petersburg, got tangled up with Ryan Truex and wrecked her No. 7 JRM Chevrolet on lap 248.

Patrick was running 17th at the time, but the wreck dropped her to 33rd at the finish.


Videos

Photos