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Nationwide - Watkins Glen - Race results

Kurt Busch won the Zippo 200 at the Glen Nationwide Series race after overcoming strong challenges from his younger brother Kyle Busch and his fiercest critic Jimmie Johnson.
Kurt Busch picked up his first Nationwide win in five years on a rare appearance in the series at Watkins Glen International, subbing for injured team mate Brad Keselowski in the #22 Dodge.

In a race that saw a Busch lead every single one of the 85 laps - Kurt led for 37 but his younger brother Kyle led even more, with the remaining 48 laps to his credit - it was Jimmie Johnson who was the strongest challenge in the concluding laps and came close to stealing the win despite a pit lane penalty.

Kyle's attempt to make his fuel last to the end to recover from early setbacks was unsuccessful but he still managed to finish in fourth place behind his Cup team mate Joey Logano.

Race results

1. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 85 laps + 0.000s (0pts)
2. #7 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 85 laps + 0.974s (0pts)
3. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 85 laps + 1.712s (0pts)
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 85 laps + 1.908s (0pts)
5. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 85 laps + 2.168s (0pts)
6. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 85 laps + 2.282s (0pts)
7. #5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 85 laps + 4.307s (0pts)
8. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 85 laps + 6.083s (36/0 pts)
9. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 85 laps + 7.541s (35/0 pts)
10. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 85 laps + 11.533s (34/0 pts)
11. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 85 laps + 13.518s (33/0 pts)
12. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 85 laps + 1 lap (32/0 pts)
13. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 85 laps + 1 lap (31/0 pts)
14. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 85 laps + 1 lap (30/0 pts)
15. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 85 laps + 1 lap (29/0 pts)
16. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 85 laps + 1 lap (28/0 pts)
17. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 85 laps + 1 lap (0pts)
18. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 85 laps + 1 lap (26/0 pts)
19. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 83 laps + 2 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 83 laps + 2 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #21 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 83 laps + 2 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 83 laps + 2 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 82 laps + 3 laps (0pts)
24. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 82 laps + 3 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #39 Casey Roderick Ford 82 laps + 3 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #97 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet 81 laps + 4 laps (0pts)
27. #175 Chris Cook Ford 79 laps + 6 laps (0pts)
28. #40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 78 laps + 7 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #81 Blake Koch * Dodge 77 laps + 8 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 69 laps In Pit (14/0 pts)
31. #15 Timmy Hill * Ford 66 laps + 19 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 64 laps In Pit (12/0 pts)
33. #70 Dennis Setzer Dodge 63 laps In Pit (11/0 pts)
34. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 56 laps In Pit (10/0 pts)
35. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 53 laps In Pit (9/0 pts)
36. #164 Jason Bowles Toyota 52 laps In Pit (8/0 pts)
37. #153 Andrew Ranger Dodge 42 laps In Pit (7/0 pts)
38. #167 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford 34 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #52 Dan Clarke Chevrolet 21 laps Out of Race (5/0 pts)
40. #49 Mark Green Chevrolet 6 laps In Pit (4/0 pts)
41. #182 J.J. Yeley Dodge 4 laps In Pit (0pts)
42. #113 T.J. Bell Dodge 4 laps In Pit (0pts)
43. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 1 laps In Pit (1/0 pts)

Qualifying

1. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 71.567s (Leader) 123.241mph
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 71.725s (-0.158) 122.970mph
3. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 71.925s (-0.358) 122.628mph
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 72.086s (-0.519) 122.354mph
5. #5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet 72.125s (-0.558) 122.288mph
6. #7 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 72.187s (-0.620) 122.183mph
7. #33 Paul Menard Chevrolet 72.384s (-0.817) 121.850mph
8. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 72.637s (-1.070) 121.426mph
9. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 72.658s (-1.091) 121.391mph
10. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 72.709s (-1.142) 121.305mph
11. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 72.953s (-1.386) 120.900mph
12. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 73.095s (-1.528) 120.665mph
13. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 73.123s (-1.556) 120.619mph
14. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 73.135s (-1.568) 120.599mph
15. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 73.339s (-1.772) 120.263mph
16. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 73.527s (-1.960) 119.956mph
17. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 73.694s (-2.127) 119.684mph
18. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 73.695s (-2.128) 119.682mph
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 73.796s (-2.229) 119.519mph
20. #153 Andrew Ranger Dodge 73.901s (-2.334) 119.511mph
21. #167 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford 73.806s (-2.239) 119.502mph
22. #21 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 74.149s (-2.582) 118.950mph
23. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 74.166s (-2.599) 118.922mph
24. #39 Casey Roderick Ford 74.177s (-2.610) 118.905mph
25. #23 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 74.366s (-2.799) 118.603mph
26. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 74.408s (-2.841) 118.536mph
27. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 74.414s (-2.847) 118.526mph
28. #164 Jason Bowles Toyota 74.496s (-2.929) 118.396mph
29. #113 T.J. Bell Dodge 74.679s (-3.112) 118.105mph
30. #182 J.J. Yeley Dodge 74.751s (-3.184) 117.992mph
31. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 74.783s (-3.216) 117.941mph
32. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 74.806s (-3.239) 117.905mph
33. #97 Kyle Kelley Chevrolet 74.989s (-3.422) 117.617mph
34. #175 Chris Cook Ford 75.004s (-3.437) 117.594mph
35. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 75.109s (-3.542) 117.429mph
36. #49 Mark Green Chevrolet 75.395s (-3.828) 116.984mph
37. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 75.514s (-3.947) 116.800mph
38. #52 Dan Clarke Chevrolet 75.798s (-4.231) 116.362mph
39. #40 Josh Wise+ Chevrolet 77.413s (-5.846) 113.934mph
40. #89 Morgan Shepherd+ Chevrolet 77.862s (-6.295) 113.277mph
41. #70 Dennis Setzer+ Dodge 79.651s (-8.084) 110.733mph
42. #28 Derrike Cope+ Chevrolet -s (-) -mph
43. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 75.522s (-3.955) 116.787mph

Did Not Qualify

44. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 75.876s (-4.309) 116.242mph
45. #147 Brian Keselowski Chevrolet 76.548s (-4.981) 115.222mph
46. #141 Tomy Drissi Ford 76.994s (-5.427) 114.629mph
47. #250 Brian Simo Chevrolet 77.152s (-5.585) 114.320mph
48. #142 Tim Andrews Chevrolet 77.771s (-6.204) 113.410mph



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Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the series championship after the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 15, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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