Kyle Busch wins Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway In the end the two best drivers in NASCAR finished 1-2, but mot before many other wankers made fools if themselves. Kyle Busch won the 8th annual Feed the Children Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night, outrunning race host and organizer Tony Stewart over the final 16 laps.
If you thought Sprint Cup drivers were talented on dirt you were in for a real surprise. If you liked caution flags this race was for you as one NASCAR and Indycar star spun or crashed. The first half of the 40 lap feature was marred by caution after caution, including an eight car crash on the frontstretch on the third scored lap.
Kasey started on the pole and relinquished the lead to Bowyer, last year's winner, on lap 13. When Kahne went to get the lead back from Bowyer just a few laps later, he slid up into Bowyer's car trying to clear him. The contact sent Bowyer's car into the wall, and eventually into the garage after he got into the wall again on the next lap.
However, Kahne was the next car to find trouble. On lap 24, Bobby Labonte spun around and his car stopped in the high lane of turn 3, the preferred groove around the racetrack. Kahne swerved his car hard to the left in an attempt to avoid the parked Labonte, but ended up slamming into the driver's side of Labonte's car hard enough to rip his right front wheel completely off. (Both drivers were unhurt.)
Those events handed the lead to Busch, who was leading with 16 laps to go and never relinquished the lead. By the time Stewart had moved from fifth to second, Busch already had an insurmountable advantage.
Danica Patrick, who drives for Stewart in the Sprint Cup Series, turned the first laps of her professional driving career on dirt on Wednesday. Patrick hit the wall during her heat race before the main feature and finished three laps down in 15th during the feature race.
1. Kyle Busch 2. Tony Stewart 3. Austin Dillon 4. Donny Schatz 5. Ryan Newman 6. Aric Almirola 7. Cruz Pedregon 8. Dave Blaney 9. Ty Dillon 10. Justin Allgaier 11. Jimmie Johnson 12. Kenny Wallace 13. Ray Evernhham 14. Bill Elliott 15. Danica Patrick 16. Kasey Kahne 17. Bobby Labonte 18. Jason Leffler 19. Clint Bowyer 20. David Gilliland 21. Ron Capps 22. Tony Kanaan 23. J.J. Yeley 24. Ken Schrader 25. Steve Kinser 26. Kurt Busch (Did Not Start)
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