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
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|
|2||5||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||43|
|20||10||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevrolet||24|
|28||42||10||Danica Patrick #||Chevrolet||16|
|29||6||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||15|
|36||43||32||Timmy Hill #||Ford||8|
|40||17||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #||Ford||4|