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Scotts EZ Seed 300 Nationwide - Results

Kyle Busch won the Scotts EZ Seed 300 Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway, emphasising his dominant form here ahead of the Sprint Cup race at the same venue on Sunday.
Kyle Busch took the lead of the Nationwide Scotts EZ Seed 300 race at Bristol Motor Speedway's half mile oval circuit on lap 32, and with the exception of a single lap he kept the lead until the chequered flag in a totally dominant display at one of his favourite and most successful tracks.

Kasey Kahne was closing fast at the end but ran out of time to take the victory away from Busch, who set a new landmark of 10,000 laps led in the Nationwide series during the afternoon. The race is Busch's 45th Nationwide win in 206 starts, and more significantly for tomorrow's Sprint Car event it is his 10th NASCAR Series career victory at Bristol - four in Sprint Cup and three apiece in Nationwide and Truck.

Danica Patrick had a strong run for much of the race before incurring some damage to her car on lap 209 when an accident developed ahead of her. Even so, she was set for a decent result in the top 20 until lap 248 when she tangled with Ryan Truex and ended up getting spun into a hard, nose-first contact with the wall.

"I felt like he came off the wall," said Patrick, explaining that she thought Truex had moved off the wall down the front straight, into her racing line. "I know I was running him early, and he just runs hard. He's run hard every time I've been around him, and it just seems like overkill."

Patrick's attentions turn to IndyCar next weekend with the start of the 2011 season, and her next appearance in the Nationwide series will not be until Chicagoland Speedway in June.

Nationwide race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 300 laps Running (0pts)
2. #38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 300 laps Running (0pts)
3. #5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 300 laps Running (0pts)
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 300 laps Running (40/0 pts)
5. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 300 laps Running (0pts)
6. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 300 laps Running (0pts)
7. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 300 laps Running (0pts)
8. #30 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 300 laps Running (36/0 pts)
9. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 300 laps Running (0pts)
10. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 300 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 300 laps Running (33/0 pts)
12. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 299 laps Running (32/0 pts)
13. #134 James Buescher Chevrolet 298 laps Running (0pts)
14. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 298 laps Running (31/1 pts)
15. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 298 laps Running (29/0 pts)
16. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 298 laps Running (28/0 pts)
17. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 298 laps Running (27/0 pts)
18. #39 Josh Wise Ford 297 laps Running (26/0 pts)
19. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 297 laps Running (25/0 pts)
20. #99 Ryan Truex * Toyota 296 laps Running (24/0 pts)
21. #87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 296 laps Running (23/0 pts)
22. #40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 296 laps Running (22/0 pts)
23. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 296 laps Running (21/0 pts)
24. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 295 laps Running (20/0 pts)
25. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 295 laps Running (19/0 pts)
26. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 295 laps Running (18/0 pts)
27. #70 Shelby Howard Chevrolet 294 laps Running (17/0 pts)
28. #141 Carl Long Ford 294 laps Running (16/0 pts)
29. #15 Timmy Hill * Ford 293 laps Running (15/0 pts)
30. #81 Blake Koch * Dodge 293 laps Running (14/0 pts)
31. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 284 laps Running (13/0 pts)
32. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 276 laps Engine (12/0 pts)
33. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 245 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 210 laps Engine (10/0 pts)
35. #05 Willie Allen Chevrolet 204 laps Accident (0pts)
36. #52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 146 laps Overheating (0pts)
37. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 63 laps Accident (7/0 pts)
38. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 27 laps Vibration (6/0 pts)
39. #27 J.J. Yeley Ford 7 laps Vibration (0pts)
40. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 5 laps Brakes (4/0 pts)
41. #79 Chris Lawson Ford 4 laps Parked (3/0 pts)
42. #49 Brad Teague Chevrolet 3 laps Vibration (0pts)
43. #25 Kelly Bires Ford 2 laps Handling (1/0 pts)

Qualifying results

1. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 15.220s (Leader) 126.071mph
2. #30 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 15.236s (-0.016) 125.939mph
3. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 15.291s (-0.071) 125.486mph
4. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 15.294s (-0.074) 125.461mph
5. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 15.300s (-0.080) 125.412mph
6. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 15.304s (-0.084) 125.379mph
7. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 15.344s (-0.124) 125.052mph
8. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15.346s (-0.126) 125.036mph
9. #38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 15.379s (-0.159) 124.768mph
10. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 15.396s (-0.176) 124.630mph
11. #5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15.413s (-0.193) 124.492mph
12. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 15.425s (-0.205) 124.396mph
13. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 15.441s (-0.221) 124.267mph
14. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 15.455s (-0.235) 124.154mph
15. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 15.469s (-0.249) 124.042mph
16. #134 James Buescher Chevrolet 15.480s (-0.260) 123.953mph
17. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 15.483s (-0.263) 123.929mph
18. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 15.496s (-0.276) 123.826mph
19. #40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 15.532s (-0.312) 123.538mph
20. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 15.544s (-0.324) 123.443mph
21. #99 Ryan Truex* Toyota 15.554s (-0.334) 123.364mph
22. #141 Carl Long Ford 15.556s (-0.336) 123.348mph
23. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 15.577s (-0.357) 123.182mph
24. #39 Josh Wise Ford 15.589s (-0.369) 123.087mph
25. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 15.620s (-0.400) 122.842mph
26. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 15.656s (-0.436) 122.560mph
27. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 15.684s (-0.464) 122.341mph
28. #52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 15.692s (-0.472) 122.279mph
29. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 15.706s (-0.486) 122.170mph
30. #70 Shelby Howard Chevrolet 15.727s (-0.507) 122.007mph
31. #87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 15.747s (-0.527) 121.852mph
32. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 15.796s (-0.576) 121.474mph
33. #25 Kelly Bires Ford 15.821s (-0.601) 121.282mph
34. #05 Willie Allen Chevrolet 15.864s (-0.644) 120.953mph
35. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 15.892s (-0.672) 120.740mph
36. #27 J.J. Yeley Ford 15.986s (-0.766) 120.030mph
37. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 15.986s (-0.766) 120.030mph
38. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 16.031s (-0.811) 119.693mph
39. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 16.040s (-0.820) 119.626mph
40. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 16.043s (-0.823) 119.604mph
41. #79 Jennifer Jo Cobb* Ford 16.225s (-1.005) 118.262mph
42. #81 Blake Koch+* Dodge No time
43. #49 Brad Teague Chevrolet 16.417s (-1.197) 116.879mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #103 Chris Lawson Dodge 16.810s (-1.590) 114.146mph



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