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Busch holds off Edwards at ORP

8th Nationwide Series win for Busch
Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Kyle Busch salutes the fans after doing a burnout to celebrate his Kroger 200 win
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CLERMONT, Ind.—This time, there was no controversial finish.

For the second NASCAR Nationwide Series race in a row, Carl Edwards went side-by-side for the lead on the final lap. But Saturday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park, Kyle Busch held Edwards off to win the Kroger 200 at the 0.686-mile track.

Last week at Gateway International Raceway, Edwards dumped Brad Keselowski coming to the checkered flag, triggering a multicar accident and forcing NASCAR to penalize both drivers.

This time, Edwards raced Busch cleanly, and Busch grabbed his 38th career Nationwide Series victory, second only to Mark Martin on the all-time win list. Martin has 48 wins in the series.

Edwards and some others on the lead lap pitted for fresh tires on Lap 162, with Edwards restarting 11th with 28 laps to go. Edwards sliced through the top 10 to get to second, and a caution came out with six laps to go.

On the green-white-checkered restart, Busch got the jump on Edwards into Turn 1, though Edwards tried to get to the inside lane on the white flag lap and on the final lap. But Busch was up to the task. He led four times for 144 laps.

Ron Hornaday, who won Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race here, ran in the top five for most of the race until he and the lapped car of J.C. Stout got together in Turn 2 on Lap 161.

"Lapper just turned left," Hornaday said after he drove his damaged car behind the wall.

Aric Almirola finished third, with polesitter Trevor Bayne fourth and Reed Sorenson fifth.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota FleetLocate 195/10 201 Running
2 16 60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 175/0 201 Running
3 8 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet GT Vodka 170/5 201 Running
4 5 99 Trevor Bayne Toyota Out! Pet Care 165/5 201 Running
5 12 32 Reed Sorenson Toyota Dollar General 155/0 201 Running
6 20 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota South Point Hotel & Casino 150/0 201 Running
7 11 12 Justin Allgaier Dodge Verizon Wireless 146/0 201 Running
8 14 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 147/5 201 Running
9 7 98 Paul Menard Ford Richmond Water Heaters / Menards 138/0 201 Running
10 9 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 134/0 201 Running
11 13 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. * Ford CitiFinancial 130/0 201 Running
12 17 16 Colin Braun * Ford Con-way Freight 127/0 201 Running
13 21 40 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Westerman Companies 124/0 201 Running
14 19 70 Shelby Howard Chevrolet InternationalTrucks.com 121/0 201 Running
15 26 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet R3 Motorsports 118/0 201 Running
16 4 7 Josh Wise Chevrolet Go Daddy / HowDoYou?.com 115/0 201 Running
17 3 11 Brian Scott * Toyota AccuDoc Solutions 112/0 201 Running
18 18 15 Michael Annett Toyota Pilot Travel Centers 109/0 201 Running
19 28 34 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver's 106/0 201 Running
20 30 81 Michael McDowell Dodge K-Love 103/0 201 Running
21 1 05 David Starr Chevrolet Cash America / 31-W Insulation 100/0 201 Running
22 29 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Indiana Live Casino 97/0 201 Running
23 15 21 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 94/0 201 Running
24 27 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet HostGator.com 91/0 201 Running
25 22 27 Johnny Sauter Ford Curb Records / The National FFA Organization 88/0 201 Running
26 31 24 Eric McClure Ford Kroger 85/0 199 Running
27 33 09 Kevin Hamlin Ford RAB Racing 82/0 166 Running
28 10 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches 84/5 162 Accident
29 34 31 J C Stout Chevrolet Lilly Trucking of Virginia 76/0 158 Accident
30 43 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 73/0 139 Running
31 37 20 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota Game Plan for Life / IAmSecond.com 70/0 137 Engine
32 23 35 Jason Keller Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 67/0 127 Accident
33 2 43 Kevin Swindell Ford Curb Records / The National FFA Organization 64/0 127 Accident
34 25 26 Brian Keselowski Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 61/0 126 Overheating
35 24 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Federated Auto Parts 58/0 91 Electrical
36 32 10 Derrick Griffin Toyota Braun Racing 55/0 74 Accident
37 35 91 Chase Miller Chevrolet D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 52/0 26 Brakes
38 36 90 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Chevrolet D'Hondt Humphrey Motorsports 49/0 22 Overheating
39 38 49 Mark Green Chevrolet Jay Robinson Inc. 46/0 11 Overheating
40 39 136 Jeff Green Chevrolet Long John Silver's 43/0 10 Handling
41 40 52 Chris Lawson Chevrolet Means Racing 40/0 10 Handling
42 41 89 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 37/0 8 Transmission
43 42 92 Dennis Setzer Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports 34/0 7 Brakes

* Denotes Rookie

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