Kyle Busch Captures Lady In Blue at Kansas Lottery 300

Kyle Busch took the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway after starting sixth and leading only 34 laps. The turning point came in the closing laps when Busch took command, passing Harvick with 20 laps to go. It was his sixth Nationwide series victory of the year. Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney crossed the line in the follow up spots.

Busch stated, “Great effort by (crew chief) Adam (Stevens) and all the guys on this 54 car. It was really awesome again today and should have won at Chicago just like we did here today. Missed out there, but we just keep doing things right, and you end up in Victory Lane, so you have to have it all match up for you.”

Kevin Harvick finished second and said, “They gave us a good opportunity with strategy there, (but) the 54 was quite a bit better as we got going into the run,” Harvick said. “We could hold him off for a short run, but in the end his car would maintain speed, and ours would slow down. We just got beat there today, but that happens.”


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Ryan Blaney who finished third commented on his finish in the Penske Ford, “We started off really good and in the middle of the race we were really good. We had green flag stops and Kevin stayed out because he pitted a little before everybody on that previous caution. That caught everybody a lap down and that put us behind a little bit. Kevin had a fast car. We were just too loose the last run and we didn’t tighten it up enough and the track cooled off a little too much, more than we were prepared for. I couldn’t get in the corner. Not a bad day for us, we just need to adjust a little better.”

Chase Elliott holds on to the points lead despite a 10th place finish and leads Regan Smith by 38 points. Regan Smith crashed in qualifying and had to go to a back up car and struggled all day after being penalized to the rear of the field. He finished in 22nd place.

Ty Dillion had a strong day  qualifying on the pole and finishing fifth and is currently third (-40) in the championship points standings,  followed by Brian Scott (-57) in fourth and Elliott Sadler in fifth (-60).

The next event for the Nationwide Series will be in Charlotte, on October 10, 2014.

Finishing order of the Kansas Lottery 300:

1 54 Kyle Busch
2 5 Kevin Harvick
3 22 Ryan Blaney
4 33 Paul Menard
5 3 Ty Dillon
6 20 Matt Kenseth
7 11 Elliott Sadler
8 6 Trevor Bayne
9 2 Brian Scott
10 9 Chase Elliott
11 31 Dylan Kwasniewski
12 16 Ryan Reed
13 62 Brendan Gaughan
14 19 Mike Bliss
15 44 David Starr
16 40 Matt DiBenedetto
17 51 Jeremy Clements
18 28 J.J. Yeley
19 14 Eric McClure
20 39 Ryan Sieg
21 99 James Buescher
22 7 Regan Smith
23 70 Derrike Cope
24 87 Jennifer Jo Cobb
25 43 Dakoda Armstrong
26 98 Corey Lajoie
27 55 Jamie Dick
28 60 Chris Buescher
29 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt
30 42 Kyle Larson
31 25 John Wes Townley
32 52 Joey Gase
33 90 Martin Roy
34 01 Landon Cassill
35 72 Carl Long
36 10 Blake Koch
37 93 Kevin Swindell
38 74 Mike Harmon
39 23 Timmy Hill
40 29 Milka Duno

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