Lap by Lap: Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 won by Kyle Busch
by Ashley McCubbin On Sat, Mar. 16, 2013
Ducking through lap traffic, taking any line they could to get to the line and bumping along the way, Kyle Busch would beat Kyle Larson to the line by 0.023 seconds. It marks Busch’s second Nationwide Series victory of 2013.
Green flag – Allgaier clears Dillon on the outside as pole sitter through turns one and two
Lap 2 Allgaier leads Dillon and Smith. Nemechek gets shot up, scrapes wall and continues.
Lap 4 Smith passes Dillon for second
Lap 15 Allgaier leads Smith Dillon Keselowski and Harvick
Lap 25 Allgaier leads Smith Keselowski
Caution lap 26 Jamie Dick spins. Brad Sweets get the free pass. Leaders stay out.
Restart lap 33 Allgaier once again pulls ahead, leaving Smith to battle for second with Harvick.
Lap 34 Harvick passes Smith for second.
Lap 38 Allgaier leads Harvick Smith Keselowski…..Sadler gets shuffled out of the groove, gets into the wall. No caution.
Lap 41 Allgaier leads Harvick Smith Keselowski Ky Busch Hornish Dillon Scott Bayne and Larson
Caution. Lap 60. Brad Sweet goes for a spin. Been a tough weekend for the young driver. Suffered a hard wreck in practice. Leaders head down pit road for pit stops. Bayne leads Scott Allgaier Ky Busch off pit road. They took two tires.
Restart lap 66 Bayne leads while Scott and Ky Busch battle for second. Sadler loses multiple spots with mechanical issues.
Lap 71 Bayne leads Ky Busch Scott Smith Harvick Keselowski Allgaier Hornish Larson and Vickers
Lap 73 Ky Busch alongside Bayne for the lead.
Lap 76 Larson, Vickers, Sorenson, Dillon all pass Hornish for position while Ky Busch uses the lap car of Brad Teague as a pick to take the lead past Bayne
Lap 84 Keselowski passes Scott, Harvick and Smith
Lap 85 Ky Busch leads Keselowski Bayne Scott Smith Harvick Larson Allgaier Dillon and Vickers. Sadler to pit road with motor problems.
Caution Lap 106 Jamie Dick and Nelson Piquet Jr. wreck hard on the front stretch. Looks like Vickers gave Dick a tap coming up off of turn four. Dick was a lap car. Top two stay out with some of the other leaders. Kevin Harvick was the first person (3rd) to pit.
Restart lap 119 Ky Busch holds the lead.
Lap 122 Jeremy Clements gets into the wall.
Caution lap 123 debris from Clements brings out caution.
Restart lap 129 Ky busch drives out ahead of the field, leading Keselowski
Lap 131 Ky Busch leads Keselowski Harvick Dillon Allgaier
Lap 134 Ky Busch leads Keselowski Harvick Dillon Allgaier Smith Hornish Bayne Vickers Larson….Keselowski has caught up to Kusch’s rear bumper
Lap 137 Dillon gets loose through the corners, falls back to sixth as he is passed by Allgaier and Smith
Lap 142 Vickers and Larson pass Bayne
Lap 143 Hornish passes Dillon for sixth
Lap 148 Ky Busch leads Keselowski Allgaier Harvick Smith Hornish Dillon Vickers Larson Bayne
Lap 160 Caution Sorenson, Dillon, Jeffery Earnhardt, Hal Martin – Martin spins across the track after going across Teague’s nose, comes up across the track and collects the rest. Martin expresses his displeasure with Teague, showing a clapping motion. Martin slid up across Teague’s nose, wasn’t quite clear. Martin was on lead lap. Teague is eight laps down. Leaders head down pit road. Keselowski leads Ky Busch Harvick Allgaier off pit road. Allgaier suffers a penalty for being too fast on pit road, has to restart at the tail end.
Restart lap 172 Keselowski and Busch side-by-side for the lead.
Lap 173 Keselowski leads as Busch fights for second with Smith.
Lap 174 Keselowski leads Smith Busch and Harvick
Lap 177 Keselowski and Smith battle for the lead side by side….Caution for debris. Leader determined to be Keselowski by last scoring loop. Keselowski leads Smith Busch and Harvick. Austin Dillon gets the lucky dog. He made an extra pit stop the last time to work on the front end after earlier damage. Both Keselowski and Harvick hit the piece of debris – sway bar arm.
Restart lap 184 Keselowski and Smith side-by-side for the lead.
Lap 185 keselowski with the slight advantage at the line as Harvick looks for second past Smith.
Lap 189 Smith gets loose under Keselowski, saves it and falls back to fourth. Keselowski has a tire rub. Keselowski leads Harvick Busch while Hornish and Smith battle for fourth.
Lap 193 Keselowski leads Harvick
Lap 194 Keselowski blows the tire, gets into the wall and bounces off Harvick. Harv leads Ky Busch and Smith
Lap 195 Caution for debris.
Restart 100 to go Harvick grabs the lead ahead of Busch
94 to go Harvick leads Ky Busch Hornish Larson Smith Vickers Scott Allgaier Buescher Bayne
76 laps to go Harvick leads Ky Busch Larson Hornish Smith Vickers Scott Allgaier Buescher Bayne
68 laps to go Harvick and Ky Busch are side-by-side for the lead. Harvick stays ahead of Ky Busch.
62 laps to go Ky Busch gets by Harvick for the lead through lap traffic
60 laps to go Ky Busch leads Harvick Larson Hornish Smith Vickers Allgaier Scott Buescher Kligerman
45 laps to go Ky Busch, Harvick and Larson find themselves in the midst of a three-way battle for the lead. Larson made slight contact with a lap car, continues on.
39 to go Ky Busch leads Harvick Larson Hornish Smith Vickers Allgaier Scott Buescher Kligerman
Caution 35 to go Jason White up against the tire after a flat tire. Ky Busch stays out, Harvick pits. Harvick says he’s terrible on the bottom and felt right to pit as he would restart there. Smith and Harvick to pit road, the rest stay out.
28 to go .. KyBusch Larson Hornish Vickers Allgaier Scott Kligerman Harvick Smith CBuescher Dillon Bliss Bowman.
Restart 27 to go Larson and Busch side-by-side for the lead. Busch clears him off of turn four, Larson second.
23 laps to go Harvick passes Hornish for fifth. Ky Busch leads Larson Vickers Scott Harvick Hornish Allgaier Smith Buescher Kligerman
13 laps to go Harvick and Scott both get up by the wall. Hornish passes them both.
10 laps to go Smith passes Allgaier
Lap cars ahead, Busch takes bottom, Larson takes top…..Busch wins by inches as they bump across the line
Ky Busch. Larson. Vickers. Hornish. Harvick. Smith. Buescher. Kligerman. Allgaier. Scott.
|Unofficial Race Results|
|Grit Chips 300, Bristol Motor Speedway|
|2||12||32||Kyle Larson #||Chevrolet||42|
|4||3||12||Sam Hornish Jr.||Ford||40|
|14||15||99||Alex Bowman #||Toyota||30|
|17||34||25||John Wes Townley(i)||Toyota||0|
|26||31||92||Dexter Stacey #||Ford||18|
|27||37||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||Chevrolet||17|
|31||25||44||Hal Martin #||Toyota||13|
|32||30||79||Jeffrey Earnhardt #||Ford||12|
|34||19||30||Nelson Piquet Jr. #||Chevrolet||10|