Lap by Lap: Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 won by Kyle Busch

by Ashley McCubbin On Sat, Mar. 16, 2013

Photo Credit: David Scearce

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
Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
1 13 54 Kyle Busch(i) Toyota 0
2 12 32 Kyle Larson # Chevrolet 42
3 14 20 Brian Vickers Toyota 41
4 3 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 40
5 7 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Chevrolet 0
6 4 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 38
7 11 16 Chris Buescher Ford 37
8 1 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 37
9 16 77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 35
10 8 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 34
11 2 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 33
12 10 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 33
13 9 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 31
14 15 99 Alex Bowman # Toyota 30
15 6 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Ford 0
16 18 60 Travis Pastrana Ford 28
17 34 25 John Wes Townley(i) Toyota 0
18 17 43 Reed Sorenson Ford 26
19 26 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 25
20 29 15 Scott Riggs(i) Ford 0
21 24 14 Eric McClure Toyota 23
22 27 5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 22
23 33 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 21
24 20 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20
25 39 24 Blake Koch Toyota 19
26 31 92 Dexter Stacey # Ford 18
27 37 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 17
28 36 74 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 16
29 38 70 Brad Teague Toyota 15
30 35 0 Jason White Toyota 14
31 25 44 Hal Martin # Toyota 13
32 30 79 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Ford 12
33 22 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 11
34 19 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. # Chevrolet 10
35 32 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 9
36 5 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 8
37 28 10 Jeff Green Toyota 7
38 21 42 JJ Yeley(i) Chevrolet 0
39 23 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 5
40 40 27 Michael McDowell(i) Toyota 0
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