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Busch puts mark on history with Loudon victory

Gets 100th victory, ties Mark Martin
Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Kyle Busch, NASCAR's best driver, has reached 100 NASCAR wins at the youngest age of anyone
It was a day of major milestones for Kyle Busch, who tied Mark Martin for the career victory lead in the Nationwide Series with Saturday's win in the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The victory was Busch's sixth of the season in 15 starts and the 49th of his career, tying Martin. At the same time, Busch, 26, won for the 100th time in NASCAR's top three series combined.

Busch pulled away on a restart after contact from Steve Wallace knocked Joey Logano's Toyota into the Ford of Trevor Bayne on Lap 190 to cause the eighth caution of the race. The accident also collected the No. 32 Toyota of Reed Sorenson and deprived Sorenson of a chance to wrest the points lead from Elliott Sadler.

That wasn't the last major incident. When the field reached the second corner on Lap 197, a massive pileup slowed the race for the ninth time, and necessitated a green-white-checkered finish that sent the race six laps past its scheduled distance at the 1.058-mile flat track.

Busch beat Kevin Harvick to the finish line by .304 seconds. Kasey Kahne ran third, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola.

Brad Keselowski was first out of the pits for a restart on Lap 130, with enough fuel to go the distance. After quickly dispatching Mikey Kile, Kenny Wallace and Stenhouse, who had stayed on the track under the fifth caution of the race, Keselowski opened a lead of more than a half-second over Stenhouse.

But Keselowski surrendered the top spot to Stenhouse on Lap 152 and began to fade. Stenhouse stayed out front through an intense battle with Busch until NASCAR called the sixth caution for debris on the frontstretch on Lap 167.

With history in his sights, Busch passed Stenhouse for the lead on Lap 173 and began to pull away.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Z-Line Designs 0 206 Running
2 2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating 0 206 Running
3 12 7 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet GoDaddy.com / Verisign 0 206 Running
4 14 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fenway Park 100 Years 41/1 206 Running
5 4 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Grand Touring Vodka 39/0 206 Running
6 13 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 39/1 206 Running
7 18 62 Michael Annett Toyota Pilot Flying J 37/0 206 Running
8 1 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Ruby Tuesday 0 206 Running
9 17 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 5-Hour Energy 35/0 206 Running
10 8 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Wolfpack Rentals 34/0 206 Running
11 16 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota DAB Constructors 33/0 206 Running
12 15 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 32/0 206 Running
13 7 16 Trevor Bayne Ford NESN 32/1 206 Running
14 20 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports 30/0 206 Running
15 6 32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Dollar General 29/0 206 Running
16 19 30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet Battery Tender / Muc-Off 28/0 206 Running
17 9 11 Brian Scott Toyota Shore Lodge 27/0 206 Running
18 25 81 Blake Koch * Dodge Daystar.com 26/0 206 Running
19 26 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet RaceDaySponsor.com 25/0 206 Running
20 23 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty BlackOut / Reynolds 24/0 204 Running
21 27 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Victory In Jesus 23/0 202 Running
22 28 40 Charles Lewandoski * Chevrolet Key Motorsports 22/0 202 Running
23 24 15 Timmy Hill * Ford Rick Ware Racing 21/0 202 Running
24 36 52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet TRX Alliance / Metro Ministries 20/0 202 Running
25 39 44 Angela Cope Chevrolet Horizon Entertainment / Xinergy 0 200 Running
26 35 39 Matt Frahm Ford Gilchrist Metal Fabricating 18/0 198 Running
27 22 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet G&K Services 17/0 196 Running
28 21 167 Andrew Ranger Ford Go Canada Racing 0 196 Running
29 3 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop 0 196 Running
30 11 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet Great Clips 14/0 176 Running
31 31 28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet Maxelence.com 13/0 112 Out of Race
32 34 70 Dennis Setzer Dodge Bubba Bear 12/0 110 In Pit
33 30 23 David Green Chevrolet R3 Motorsports 11/0 109 In Pit
34 10 60 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal / Lenox 0 56 Out of Race
35 42 113 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Dodge Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing 9/0 45 Out of Race
36 40 141 Carl Long Ford Rick Ware Racing 8/0 37 In Pit
37 29 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet IPT Pellet Grills 7/0 25 In Pit
38 38 175 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 6/0 12 In Pit
39 33 146 Chase Miller Chevrolet Key Motorsports 5/0 9 In Pit
40 41 104 Danny Efland Ford Go Green Racing 4/0 7 In Pit
41 32 142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet Key Motorsports 0 7 In Pit
42 37 147 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Key Motorsports 2/0 5 Out of Race

* Denotes Rookie

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