April 18, 2009
Greg Biffle used pit strategy and a little luck to win Friday night’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Biffle stayed out during the last caution, and used a series of late cautions to hold off those who were on fresher tires.
The victory is owner Jack Roush’s 100th Nationwide Series victory.
Jason Leffler, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 5.
David Ragan, Brendan Gaughan, Justin Allgaier, Mike Bliss, and Kyle Busch finished sixth through 10th, respectively.
Notables: Steve Wallace (12th), Jeff Burton (20th), Carl Edwards (33rd), and Michael Waltrip (4oth).
Give a call to Keselowski who finished third for his third consecutive week.
Edwards led 79 laps but had engine trouble — he broke a valve spring — and ended up finishing 33rd.
Busch had a tire problem that put him two laps down, but he rallied to finish 10th. With his top 10, Busch took over the points lead from Edwards.
April 13, 2009
Joey Logano passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with nine to go and held him and Brad Keselowski off to win the Nationwide Series’ Pepsi 300 at Nashville Speedway. The victory is his second in the series.
Top 5: Logano, Busch, Keselowski, Kelly Bires, and Carl Edwards.
Jason Leffler, David Ragan, Mike Bliss, Steve Wallace, and Scott Lagasse Jr finished sixth through 10th.
Notables: Michael Waltrip (16th), Brendan Gaughan (17th), Dennis Setzer (20th), Scott Wimmer (28th), and Joe Nemecheck (34th).
With nine laps to go Joe Nemecheck was involved in a wreck and went for a wild ride.
April 5, 2009
Kyle Busch won the O’Reilly 300 in dominating fashion, winning his third race in a row at Texas Motor Speedway.
Top 5: Busch, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, and Paul Menard.
Matt Kenseth, Mike Bliss, Jeff Burton, David Reutimann, and Justin Allgaier finished sixth through 10th, respectively.
Notables: Joey Logano (12th), Jason Leffler (13th), Steve Wallace (14th), Carl Edwards (18th), Michael Waltrip (19th), and Dale Earnhard Jr (20th).
March 8, 2009
Kyle Busch lost second and third gear in his Billy Ballew Motorsports No. 51 Toyota, but he still managed to win his second Camping World Truck Series race in a row, the American Commercial Lines 200 from Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Busch dropped back on the final restart, but once his truck got going, he passed leader Todd Bodine with four laps to go. He later held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick. Harvick had a slow pit stop that cost him a chance at victory, but he managed to finish second.
Top 5: Busch, Harvick, Bodine, Mike Skinner, and Terry Cook.
Chad McCumbee, Ron Hornaday, Mike Bliss, Johnny Benson, and Brian Scott rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Matt Crafton (11th), Rick Crawford (16th), David Starr (17th), Johnny Sauter (18th), Stacey Compton (19th), and Dennis Setzer (28th).
February 22, 2009
Kyle Busch led 95 of 100 laps to win the Camping World Truck Series’ San Bernardino Co. 200 at Auto Club Speedway. Busch finished more than nine seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Todd Bodine.
Chad McCumbee, David Starr, and TJ Bell finished third through fifth, respectively.
Ron Hornaday, Matt Crafton, Ricky Carmichael, Timothy Peters, and Max Papis rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Mike Skinner (11th), Johnny Benson (12th), Rick Crawford (14th), Stacy Compton (15th), Mike Bliss (18th), Colin Braun (20th), Terry Cook (25th), and Dennis Setzer (26th).