Kyle Busch won the 32nd Annual History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is his sixth victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2013. Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-5.
Austin Dillon led the field to green for the first time this year but did not last long as Busch took over the lead and drove away like he has been doing for the past 3-4 races this season.
First caution waved when there was debris spotted in turn 3. Everybody came in but Busch got out in front and will lead them to the green.
Green flag waved but did not last long as the caution waved again when the No.23 of Robert Richardson Jr spun and hit the wall and collected Johanna Long in the process. Both of them went to the garage. Nobody pitted due to coming in during the last stop.
The third yellow waved when the No.25 of John Wes Townley was trying to find grip and he found the wall instead. Busch had a huge lead and lapped all but 25 cars. He has led 80 of the 88 laps before this caution. Everybody came in and got four tires but Vickers took over the top sport and beat his JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) teammate out of pit road.
Green flag pit stops starting to occur on lap 146 with Sam Hornish Jr coming in. He came in for four tires and was out. Trevor Bayne, Justin Allgaier, Parker Killgerman, Vickers and others came in as well and got their stops completed. Juan Carlos Blum and Allgaier will have a pass-through penalties due to being too fast entering. Busch went in for his stop and came out with the lead as they had a solid stop with no hiccups.
Right after the pit stops, Kyle Busch 3.8 second lead was gone. Debris was the cause to Vickers gave up 4th position to come in.
We went back to green with 43 to go and wow! Larson found something with his car and drove all the way up to 3rd with 39 to go and set his sights on the 54.
A nasty wreck including the #60 of Travis Pastrana and No.87 of Joe Nemechek as well as the No.25 of Townley. Pastrana hit the inside wall really hard and came out the track and almost got away but Nemechek hit the back of Pastrana’s car. Busch and six others cars did not pit but Busch was the only one of the leaders that stayed out.
Green waved and it was wild! three wide in the middle of the pack and a very nice save from Hornish Jr and Michael Annett. Couple laps later, the caution waved for the 40 car of Reed Sorenson. Sorenson told his crew, on his radio, that the motor blew up before he spun.
They tried to go back to green but it did not last as the No.21 of Dakota Armstrong spun off the backstretch while going three wild. He was okay but was visibly upset.
Regan Smith leads the point standings by 29 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
|Unofficial Race Results|
|History 300, Charlotte Motor Speeday|
|4||18||32||Kyle Larson #||Chevrolet||40|
|12||7||12||Sam Hornish Jr.||Ford||33|
|16||13||30||Nelson Piquet Jr. #||Chevrolet||28|
|20||8||99||Alex Bowman #||Toyota||24|
|23||36||44||Hal Martin #||Toyota||21|
|27||29||92||Dexter Stacey #||Ford||17|
|28||35||74||Juan Carlos Blum #||Chevrolet||16|
|35||26||25||John Wes Townley(i)||Toyota||0|
|40||39||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||Chevrolet||4|