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NWS: Busch and co back double-file restarts debut at Daytona

Kyle Busch has endorsed the Nationwide Series using double-file restarts for the first time Friday in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

“Daytona is a good place to do it since there is less chance of having trouble on the starts since it takes a little bit for us to get up to speed there and there are multiple grooves,” Busch said.

“It was good for NASCAR to wait until Cup and Nationwide were together on the same weekend again.

“When we go to the truck events or the Nationwide stand-alone events, they don't have all the personnel there that they need in order to keep up with that stuff. When we have (Mike) Helton, (John) Darby and David Hoots (all NASCAR officials) here—those guys know what they're doing pretty good. They can fix stuff right away.”

Busch has an outstanding record in the past four Nationwide races at Daytona. He won the July race in 2007, finished second twice in 2008 and was fourth in the season opener in February.

Busch's victory at New Hampshire last week was his fifth of the season and boosted his championship lead to 162 points over Carl Edwards. In the past four races, Busch has two victories and two runner-up finishes.

Edwards likes the double-file restarts but would like to see them modified to allow the leader a slight advantage.

“I think it's great, but I do think they have to do something to give the leader his own row,” Edwards added. “It's just not right that a guy goes all the way up there and leads the race and has a five-second lead or something and now he has to start right next to someone. He's the leader ... he shouldn't have to line up against somebody.”

Edwards was second to Tony Stewart by 0.068 seconds at Daytona in February. It was his best finish in nine Nationwide starts at the track.

Meanwhile Jason Leffler, fourth in the points, thinks the double-file restarts will make for better racing in the series.

“The double-file restarts are going to bring a lot of excitement to the Nationwide Series,” Leffler continued. “It's going to allow us the opportunity to race for position, instead of spending time trying to get by a lap-down car.

“There will be times that you feel like it hurts you, but more often than not, I think it will be viewed as a benefit. I'm really excited about it, and I think the fans are going to love it.”

In addition to Busch and Edwards, other Sprint Cup regulars entered are Dale Earnhardt Jr., David Ragan, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Brian Vickers, Kevin Harvick, David Gilliland and Michael Waltrip.



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