Lap by Lap: NRA 500 won by Kyle Busch

Pull out your brooms as Kyle Busch would lead over 150 laps on his way to scoring the victory in the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway for the weekend sweep.

 

BOOGITY BOOGITY BOOGITY LET’S GO RACING as Kyle Busch leads Kurt Busch off of turn two


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Lap 3 Kyle Busch leadsKu Busch Truex Johnson Almirola Edwards Ambrose Gordon Earnhardt McMuray. Truex and Johnson clear Kurt Busch for second and third.

Lap 5 McMurray passes Earnhardt for ninth……Ky Busch leads Truex Johnson Ku Busch Edwards Almirola Gordon Ambrose McMurray Earnhardt

Lap 6 Vickers passes Earnhardt for 10th

Lap 8 Gordon passes Almirola

Lap 9 Ky Busch leads Truex Johnson Ku Busch Edwards Gordon Almirola Ambrose McMurray Vickers

Lap 24 Ky Busch leads Truex Johnson Edwards Ku Busch Gordon Almirola Vickers Ambrose McMurray

Lap 38 Ky Busch leads Truex Johnson Edwards Gordon Ku Busch Vickers Almirola Kenseth Ambrose. Caution for debris on the front stretch. Josh Wise gets the lucky dog. Leaders hit pit road. Ky Busch leads Johnson Truex Gordon Vickers Edwards off pit road. Bobby Labonte: “I can’t freaking make it.” Labonte has been sick with stomach bug, spent day in care center. Labonte to the garage.

Restart lap 43 as Kyle Busch leads the field into turn one. Truex gets underneath Busch off of turn two for the lead and takes it. Caution as Stenhouse has something break and it snaps around, collecting Austin Dillon.

Restart lap 48 Truex and Ky Busch side-by-side for the lead down the backstretch. Truex with the lead off of turn four.

Lap 52 Truex leads Ky Busch Johnson Vickers Gordon Kenseth McMurray Edwards Ambrose Ku Busch

Lap 58 Gordon passes Vickers

Lap 67 Keneth passes Vickers; Edwards passes McMurray

Lap 69 Truex leads Ky Busch Johnson Gordon Kenseth

Lap 76 Kyle Busch takes back to the lead

Lap 78 Ky Busch leads Truex Johnson Gordon Kenseth Vickers Edwards McMurray Ku Busch Bowyer

Lap 80 Carl Edwards experiencing motor problems.

Caution Lap 81 Stenhouse Jr. smoking on the track. Looks like repairs not done all well. He had just returned back to the track from making repairs. Leaders make their way down pit road. Ky Busch leads the race off pit road. Flames erupt in Matt Kenseth’s pit. Fire crew right there to put it out. Michael McDowell climbs into Bobby Labonte’s car and brings it back to the track.

Kyle Busch leads Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr., Brian Vickers. JJ fell to ninth.

Restart lap 86 as Kyle Busch leads off of turn two.

Lap 87 Ky Busch leads Truex Kenseth Gordon Vickers McMurray Bowyer Ku Busch Edwards Biffle. Vickers passes Gordon for position.

Lap 90 Ku Busch and Biffle pass Bowyer; Harvick moves into 10th as Edwards falls back with motor issue

Lap 92 Ky Busch leads Truex Kenseth Vickers Gordon McMurray Ku Busch Biffle Bowyer Harvick

Lap 94 Gordon passes McMurray, who passes Vickers

Lap 96 Ky Busch leads Truex Kenseth Gordon McMurray Ku Busch Biffle Vickers Bowyer Harvick

Lap 99 Bowyer passes Vickers while Gordon passes Kenseth

Lap 100 Ky Busch leads Truex Gordon Kenseth Ku Busch McMurray Biffle Bowyer Vickers Harvick

Lap 110 Ky Busch leads Truex Gordon Kenseth Ku Busch McMurray Biffle Bowyer Earnhardt Vickers

Lap 112 Johnson and Harvick pass Vickers; Bowyer passes Biffle

Lap 116 Earnhardt Jr. passes Biffle

Lap 117 Ky Busch leads Truex Gordon Kenseth Ku Busch McMurray Bowyer Earnhardt Johnson Biffle

Lap 120 Earnhardt passes Bowyer

Lap 129 Earnhardt, Ambrose, Truex, Stewart, Ku Busch, Kenseth and Biffle head down pit road

Lap 130 Harvick, Gordon and Vickers on pit road

Lap 131 Montoya and Logano on pit road.

Lap 132 Kyle Busch pits. Johnson to the lead.

Lap 133 Johnson to pit road. Newman to the lead.

Lap 134 Newman heads down pit road to complete the pit cycle. Kyle Busch resumes his position as the top dog.

Lap 137 Keselowski heads down pit road – vibration, possible loose left rear tire

Lap 140 Montoya pits

Lap 141 Ky Busch leads Gordon Truex Kenseth Ku Busch Earnhardt Bowyer Almirola Harvick Johnson. McMurray had to come down pit road to serve penalty for pitting outside of the box.

Lap 150 Ky Busch leads Gordon Truex Kenseth Ku Busch Earnhardt Almirola Johnson Harvick Bowyer…..Caution for debris. Joey Logano gets the lucky dog. NASCAR says it made a mistake on call with McMurray and going to give him a lap back since they had held him for two, when the penalty is one. Leaders head down pit road. Ky Busch leads Gordon Earnhardt Truex Ku Busch off pit road.

Restart lap 156 Kyle Busch leads off the restart. Carl Edwards way off the pace.

Lap 160 Ky Busch leads Gordon Earnhardt Truex Ku Busch Kenseth Johnson Almirola Harvick Ambrose

167 laps down, 167 to go. KyBusch Gordon EarnhardtJr Truex KuBusch Kenseth Johnson Almirola Ambrose Harvick Biffle Kahne Bowyer Vickers

Lap 170 Kurt Busch makes his way down pit road to the garage.

Lap 180 Ky Busch leads Gordon Earnhardt Truex Kenseth Johnson Almirola Ambrose Harvick Kahne

Lap 184 Ky Busch leads Gordon Earnhardt Truex Johnson Kenseth Almirola Ambrose Harvick Kahne. McDowell, who is driving Labonte’s car, is off the pace down the backstretch

Lap 186 Gordon and Ky Busch battle for the lead.

Lap 188 Earnhardt Jr. heads down pit road. “Battery is dead or something.” Dale Jr. just had to switch to a backup battery: “Sorry, Steve.”

Lap 189 Gordon takes the lead from Ky Busch

Lap 190 Earnhardt Jr off of pit road on lap 191 with new battery in. 2 laps down. Dale Jr. pass through .. too fast entering – when you don’t have power, tach doesn’t work. Dale Jr. will put four tires on the car during this pass-through and fix battery box. Letarte: “There’s nothing we can do at this point. Fix it right and we can race from here.” So he gets another penalty. Rule: “Pass thru: Have the driver bring the car onto pit road and maintain pit road speed the entire length without stopping in his pitbox”. Four laps down. Because gauges were going “haywire” and he just didn’t think to try it, he said.

 

Lap 198 to 200 leaders begin making their way down pit road.

Lap 200 Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon make their way down pit road.

Pit cycle complete on lap 203 as Truex leads Ky Busch and Gordon. Kurt Busch has come back on track – it was a fuel pick up issue and they fixed it

Kyle Busch slaps wall a little … drops to 3rd. Gordon moves up to second while Truex leads

118 to go Truex leads Gordon Ky Busch Johnson Kenseth Almirola Kahne Ambrose Biffle Harvick

116 to go Biffle passes Ambrose

Caution 112 laps to go Reuitmann get into the wall to bring the caution out.  Leaders head down pit road. Truex beats Gordon barely to the line ahead of Ky Busch and Kenseth. Biffle too fast on pit road and will go to the rear. He came off pit road in sixth. Dale Jr. takes the wavearound. He’s now three laps down. Gilliland held a lap for pitting outside box. Martin Truex Jr’s windshield man has a cut lip. The jackman hit him in the lip.

Restart 106 to go. Truex leads Kyle Busch with Gordon third

104 to go Truex leads Ky Busch Gordon Kenseth Almirola Johnson Kahne Harvick Ambrose Bowyer

89 to go Johnson passes Almirola

75 to go Truex leads Busch Gordon Kenseth Johnson Kahne Almirola Ambrose Harvick Bowyer

66 to go Truex leads Busch Gordon Kenseth Johnson Kahne Almirola Ambrose Harvick Menard

63 to go Harvick passes Ambrose for eighth

60 to go Harvick heads down pit road

59 to go Yeley and Gilliland pit, along with Wise and Ambrose.

57 to go Almirola pits

56 to go Bowyer pits

55 to go Kenseth and Johnson pit….Truex makes his way down pit road, followed by Busch as Ambrose and Burton go around to bring out the caution. Gilliland spun Ambose and then behind them, Burton spins behind them trying to slow up when Mark Martin slows right in front of him.

On restart will be Truex KyBusch Gordon Logano Hamlin Edwards Newman Martin Biffle Kahne Kenseth Keselowski Ambrose Johnson Harvick Menard. Matt Kenseth gets the lucky dog.

Restart 47 to go as Truex and Busch are side-by-side….Truex with the advantage off of turn two as Busch is second, Gordon third

42 to go Truex leads Ky Busch Gordon Logano Edwards Newman Vickers Biffle Kenseth Martin

40 to go Vickers passes Newman for position. Joe Nemechek down on the apron with a puff of smoke

39 to go Biffle passes Newman

36 to go Kenseth passes Newman

35 to go Truex leads Ky Busch Gordon Logano Edwards Vickers Biffle Kenseth Newman Martin

34 to go Biffle passes Vickers

33 to go Kenseth passes Vickers

29 to go Truex leads Ky Busch Gordon Logano Edwards Biffle Kenseth Vickers Nemwan Almirola

28 to go Gordon has a flat tire on the front straightaway, dropping in positions as he coasts along. “It just went, it just went,” Jeff Gordon said of his tire. “It’s flapping,” Eddie D’Hondt says. End to a good run. Gordon to the garage. “Hub gone”

22 to go Truex leads Busch Logano Edwards Biffle Kenseth Vickers Almirola Newman Johnson

Caution 21 to go debris in the fourth corner. Leaders head down pit road. Ky Busch leads Truex Edwards Biffle Logano

Restart 16 to go Kyle Busch pulls off the lead coming outta three ahead of Truex and Edwards

14 to go Busch leads Truex Edwards Biffle Logano Johnson Almirola Vickers Newman Menard

7 to go Keselowski passes Menard for 10h

4 to go Keselowski passes Newman for ninth

Kyle Busch. Truex. Edwards. Biffle. Logano. Johnson. Almirola. Vickers. Keselowski. Newman.

Unofficial Race Results
NRA 500, Texas Motor Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/cup/race.php?race=7
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 48
2 5 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 43
3 9 99 Carl Edwards Ford 41
4 35 16 Greg Biffle Ford 40
5 18 22 Joey Logano Ford 40
6 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 38
7 3 43 Aric Almirola Ford 37
8 15 11 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota 0
9 16 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 35
10 31 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 35
11 14 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 33
12 20 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 32
13 29 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 31
14 23 55 Mark Martin Toyota 30
15 26 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29
16 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28
17 19 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 27
18 22 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Ford 0
19 4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 25
20 10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 24
21 13 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 23
22 32 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 22
23 21 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 21
24 38 83 David Reutimann Toyota 20
25 28 7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19
26 25 34 David Ragan Ford 19
27 33 30 David Stremme Toyota 17
28 42 10 Danica Patrick # Chevrolet 16
29 6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15
30 40 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford 0
31 24 13 Casey Mears Ford 13
32 27 38 David Gilliland Ford 13
33 12 51 Austin Dillon(i) Chevrolet 0
34 39 33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 10
35 41 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota 0
36 43 32 Timmy Hill # Ford 8
37 2 78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 7
38 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 7
39 36 36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 5
40 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford 4
41 34 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota 0
42 30 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 2
43 37 98 Michael McDowell Ford 1

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