08/22 22:24 CDT Blaney steals 1 from Kyle Busch on final restart
Blaney steals 1 from Kyle Busch on final restart
HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) --- Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with
six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor
Speedway on Friday night for his second career victory.
Blaney's victory was a surprise after Busch, seeking to become the first driver
ever to win four consecutive races in the series on the 0.533-mile oval, had
dominated, especially on restarts.
Battling at various times against the youngest and brightest stars in the
series, Busch generally made quick work of them. He led 161 of the 300 laps and
seemed poised for his record 67th victory in the series.
But on the final restart, Blaney darted to the lead from the inside, and Busch
never quite caught up.