Busch wins the Bashas’ Supermarkets 200

Kyle Busch won Friday night’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, but it was not won the easy way. 

On lap 137, while restarting with the lead on the outside lane, Brad Keselowski was ahead of Busch before the start/finish line. This caused the cars behind of Busch to back up and then pile up behind him. A 10 car crash brought out the red flag and stopped the race for about 10 minutes.
 
NASCAR rules the Busch failed to restart the race in the designated area and gave Keselowski the lead. “When you get to the first line, you have to maintain your speed. Once you get to the second line, it’s free game.” Keselowski said. “I maintained my speed and he did not. When I got to the second line, I just went. That’s the rule, and the interpretation I have of it.”
 
Then on the restart on lap 145, Busch “jumped the restart” and NASCAR made Busch do a pass-through penalty. All of this placed Busch in 19th position with only 38 laps remaining.
 
A caution flag on lap 188 helped Busch catch back up to the front of the field.
 
Busch restarted 10th on Lap 193 and was passed then leader Keselowski for the lead on lap 196 of 200. This was Busch’s second Nationwide Series win of the season and the 32nd of his career.
 
“All I know is I paid NASCAR back by winning.” Busch said. “This is an issue. It will be a discussion (with NASCAR). It’s not done yet.” Busch added.
 
To add to his misery, Busch also made contact with his teammate, Joey Logano on the final pit stop of the night. “It’s pretty awesome to be here. First I have to say sorry to Joey on pit road there. I hate it that we made contact. I hurt his car with the right front fender and everything. We restarted 10th there and I said, ‘Here we go, going for broke.” Busch said.
 
“There was action everywhere. This was an awesome show. This is cool. I had a lot of fun. I had a shot at winning the race. I kind of had Kyle (Busch) upset in the car it looked like and he started making mistakes on restarts and was able to take advantage of that. Our Discount Tire Dodge was awesome.” Keselowski said.
 
Keselowski finished third, Brendan Gaughan fourth and Greg Biffle finished fifth.
 
Carl Edwards finished sixth and now trails series points leader Keselowski by four points.
 
Unofficial Results
2010 Unofficial Race Results
Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 | April 9, 2010 | Race 6 of 35
Pos.
St.
No.
Driver
Make
Pts.
Bon.
Laps
Status
1
2
18
Kyle Busch
Toyota
195
10
200
Running
2
10
33
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet
170
0
200
Running
3
3
22
Brad Keselowski
Dodge
170
5
200
Running
4
20
62
Brendan Gaughan
Toyota
160
0
200
Running
5
4
27
Greg Biffle
Ford
155
0
200
Running
6
1
60
Carl Edwards
Ford
150
0
200
Running
7
5
98
Paul Menard
Ford
146
0
200
Running
8
9
43
Scott Lagasse Jr.
Ford
142
0
200
Running
9
14
6
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. *
Ford
138
0
200
Running
10
6
20
Joey Logano
Toyota
139
5
200
Running
11
21
21
Clint Bowyer
Chevrolet
130
0
200
Running
12
13
32
Reed Sorenson
Toyota
127
0
200
Running
13
7
12
Justin Allgaier
Dodge
124
0
200
Running
14
18
34
Tony Raines
Chevrolet
121
0
200
Running
15
31
23
Johnny Sauter
Chevrolet
118
0
200
Running
16
17
11
Brian Scott *
Toyota
115
0
200
Running
17
16
88
Kelly Bires
Chevrolet
112
0
200
Running
18
11
81
Michael McDowell
Dodge
109
0
200
Running
19
22
38
Jason Leffler
Toyota
106
0
200
Running
20
23
26
Brian Keselowski
Dodge
103
0
199
Running
21
40
28
Kenny Wallace
Chevrolet
100
0
199
Running
22
35
35
Jason Keller
Chevrolet
97
0
198
Running
23
38
1
Mike Wallace
Chevrolet
94
0
198
Running
24
36
61
Josh Wise
Ford
91
0
198
Running
25
29
9
Jason Bowles
Ford
88
0
198
Running
26
15
87
Joe Nemechek
Chevrolet
85
0
197
Running
27
42
24
Eric McClure
Ford
82
0
197
Running
28
27
1
James Buescher *
Chevrolet
79
0
197
Running
29
41
5
Victor Gonzalez Jr.
Chevrolet
76
0
195
Running
30
12
66
Steve Wallace
Toyota
73
0
194
Running
31
19
10
Casey Mears
Toyota
70
0
180
Running
32
24
99
Trevor Bayne
Toyota
67
0
176
Running
33
33
15
Michael Annett
Toyota
64
0
160
Running
34
8
16
Colin Braun *
Ford
61
0
137
Accident
35
26
7
Landon Cassill
Chevrolet
58
0
136
Accident
36
43
183
John Borneman III
Ford
55
0
134
Accident
37
25
73
Derrike Cope
Dodge
52
0
134
Accident
38
39
40
Mike Bliss
Chevrolet
49
0
127
Accident
39
30
89
Morgan Shepherd
Chevrolet
46
0
56
Brakes
40
34
156
Kevin Lepage
Chevrolet
43
0
36
Vibration
41
28
91
David Gilliland
Chevrolet
40
0
19
Brakes
42
37
90
Danny O’Quinn Jr.
Chevrolet
37
0
18
Brakes
43
32
92
Dennis Setzer
Dodge
34
0
9
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