Lap by Lap: Budweiser Duel Race No. 2 won by Kyle Busch

by Ashley McCubbin On Thu, Feb. 21, 2013

Photo Credit: Noel Lannier/

Photo Credit: Noel Lannier/

Kyle Busch would put himself in position after the final pit stop and take the victory in the second Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway.


Duel Race No. 2 pole sitter Jeff Gordon elected to start on the outside.

Green flag

Lap 1 Newman and Gordon side-by-side for the lead through turns one and two as the whole field is two-by-two

Lap 2 Newman gets put in the sucker hole as Gordon pulls ahead while Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch are side-by-side for second.

Lap 5 Gordon and Kyle Busch single-file while Stenhouse Jr. and Kahne side-by-side for third

Lap 12 Gordon Kahne Dillon Burton Busch Ambrose Kenseth Martin Menard McMurray as the field has gone single file

Lap 13 Mike Bliss needs to come to pit road due to his window net being down.

Lap 23 close call as Kenseth tries to block the run that Menard has on the bottom

Lap 25 top eight are single-file as Bowyer and Menard are side-by-side for ninth

30 to go Kyle Busch pulled down out of fourth, nobody went with him, he falls back through the pack to seventh.

29 to go Gordon Kahne Dillon Burton Ambrose Kenseth, Busch

27 to go Gordon Kahne Dillon Burton Ambrose Kenseth Busch Martin Menard lead a single file train ahead of the field

23 to go Travis Kvapil has lost the draft

22 to go Blaney, Wise and Yeley pit.

21 to go Bowyer passed Menard for ninth. Gordon Kahne McMurray and half of the field pit. Kenseth to the lead. Gordon too fast entering pit road. He will have to serve a penalty.

20 to go The other half of the field pit – Kenseth, Busch, Ambrose and more. Stenhouse and Labonte too fast exiting pit road.

19 to go Stenhouse and Gordon down pit road serving his penalty. Newman makes it back to pit road.

18 to go Busch leads Bowyer Kenseth Kahne Menard Martin Burton Dillon McMurray Regan

13 to go Busch leads Bowyer Kahne Menard Martin Burton Kenseth Dillon McMurray Regan

11 to go Menard kicks Kahne out of line, passing him for third. Kahne back to sixth.

10 to go Busch Bowyer Menard Martin Kenseth Kahne Dillon is the lead draft single-file

9 to go Kenseth gives Bowyer a shove, Bowyer goes for the run under Busch

8 to go Bowyer doesn’t clear so falls back to fifth.

7 to go Busch leads Kenseth Kahne Dillon Bowyer Martin are the lead pack. Kvapil goes a lap down, running 17th

6 to go Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Josh Wise go a lap down, currently running 15th and 16th.

FL turn one, Kasey Kahne and Dillon make a run underneath Kenseth, Busch down to block. Busch Kahne Dillon and Bowyer down the backstraight with Kenseth fifth.

Kyle Busch wins the Gatorade Duel. Kahne. Dillon, Bowyer, Kenseth, Martin, Menard, Burton, McMurray, Regan, Ambrose, Gordon, Almirola, Stenhouse Jr., Blaney, Wise.

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