Kyle Busch victorious at Kansas
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Kyle Busch burns out at Kansas Speedway Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—After leading twice for 34 laps, Kyle Busch scored his 69th career NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Kansas Speedway.
Busch’s 0.767 second margin of victory over Kevin Harvick earned Busch his second consecutive win in the series and second at the track.
“This 54 Monster Energy Camry was awesome today, the guys did a great job,” Busch said post-race from the media center. “[Crew chief] Adam Stevens and everybody on this pit crew did a good job for me and gave me a good piece to race today so appreciate that effort.”
Busch’s win is his sixth on the season and 21st top-five in 22 races he has run in 2014.
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Kyle Busch celebrates his victory at Kansas Speedway.
The victory also marked the 30th career win for Stevens in 120 Nationwide Series races as a crew chief, giving him a 25 percent winning average.
“[This win] is pretty high up there, it’s a challenging place,” Stevens said of where his first victory at Kansas ranks with the rest of his wins. “It’s definitely a top-five.”
Stevens says winning at Kansas is a difficult task since the track was repaved.
“The tires are so peaky and hard and it makes it difficult to practice and race,” he said. “It’s really easy to lose your momentum, slip and tire and have four or five guys blow by you.”