With this win - his sixth of the season - Kyle Busch sets a new record of 57 victories in the Nationwide Series, breaking the tie he'd had for most wins with Mark Martin. He also set a new record for the most number of wins at Charlotte by a driver in the Nationwide Series - this was his seventh victory here in 20 starts at the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
"This one means a lot to beat a guy like Mark Martin, Jack Ingram and all the Nationwide guys that have set previous records before," said Busch in victory lane afterwards. "This is cool for us. It's great for this team: all of Joe Gibbs Racing and especially for Monster Energy and Toyota."
Better yet, Busch had managed it without making contact with Kahne at any point, after the two had seen an uncommon number of incidents between them of late in which Busch had managed to wreck one or both of their races in Sprint Cup competition in 2013. Kahne said that the clean run was no big deal and just a case of 'normality restored' between the pair.
"It really doesn't mean anything to me because this is how we've always been in the past," explained Kahne. "We just had three deals this year that none of them were intentional, they just happened. Today we raced like I would expect any other time."
This week's race also saw the first outing for Michael Annett since he was injured in a crash at the season opener
at Daytona three months ago after an absence of eight races. He finished in 17th place and was still on the lead lap despite being involved in late-race collisions with both Hornish and Armstrong.
“I think we covered everything I missed in eight races in one race, speeding penalty, getting hit in the left rear up to the wall, coming in and fixing damage, wrecking somebody on the backstretch,! he said. "We don't like finishing 17th but for the first race back it was good to get the vocabulary back between everybody."
In the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings, Regan Smith continues to leads the point standings after a quiet race at Charlotte saw him finish in ninth place, three spots ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. who fell back to 12th in the final run. Hornish is now 29 points adrift of Smith in the points.
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