It was a typical day at Dover International Speedway on Saturday as Kyle Busch beat Trevor Bayne to win his 66thcareer NASCAR Nationwide Series race in the Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket. Busch led 124 of the races’ 200 laps en route to his victory. It’s his fourth career Nationwide Series victory at Dover. The win also means Busch can sweep the weekend at Dover International Speedway, since Busch also won Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Dover. He will also compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday.
Finishing second to Busch was Trevor Bayne. Bayne was the highest finishing NASCAR Nationwide Series points eligible driver. Finishing in the third position was Joey Logano in Roger Penske’s #22 Ford. Finishing fourth was Matt Kenseth with rookie Chase Elliott coming home fifth. Kyle Larson finished in the sixth position with Brian Scott finishing seventh and his teammate Ty Dillon finished eighth. Finishing in the ninth spot was Elliott Sadler with Regan Smith coming home tenth.
Chase Elliott led the races’ first 18 laps before being passed by pole sitter Joey Logano. Logano would have the lead until lap 76 when Kyle Busch took the lead and never looked back.
The race was slowed four times for a caution flag for 27 laps. The races’ final caution occurred on lap 149 when Cale Conley got into a crash after Ryan Reed got into him. The crash also collected both Chris Buescher and James Buescher. The accident ended Conley’s day and he finished in the 31stposition.
Other notables in the field included Chris Buescher in 11th, Brendan Gaughan 12th, and the last lead lap car was Ryan Sieg in 13th. Landon Cassill was 14th, James Buescher 15th, Dylan Kwasniewski 26th and Ryan Reed 27th.
Regan Smith still leads the points after a tenth place finish but his lead is now just four points over Elliott Sadler. Third in the standings is Chase Elliott who is 22 points behind. Fourth in the standings is Trevor Bayne who is 27 points back. Fifth is Ty Dillon who is 34 points behind. Brian Scott is sixth, Brendan Gaughan is seventh, with James Buescher in eighth. Chris Buescher is ninth in points and Dylan Kwasniewski is tenth in the points.
The next race on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule is the Michigan 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14th.Tags: Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket, dover international speedway, Kyle Busch, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Trevor Bayne