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Phoenix: Nationwide results

Kyle Busch dominated the ServiceMaster 200 Nationwide Series race in Phoenix on Saturday, while Sam Hornish Jr. overcame handling issues to keep in touch of Austin Dillon in the championship.
Kyle Busch dominated Saturday afternoon's race action, as he led for a total of 169 of the 200 laps at Phoenix International Raceway on his way to claiming victory in the ServiceMaster 200, the penultimate NASCAR Nationwide Series race of 2013. It's Busch's 12th series win of the season and his sixth time in victory lane in the Nationwide event at Phoenix among 63 total wins in 269 starts in the series.

Busch had started from the front after winning his tenth Nationwide pole of 2013 and his 36th in total in the series, with championship points leader Austin Dillon alongside him for the green flag. Busch soon pulled out a comfortable lead despite a lap 1 caution for Eric McClure spinning out, while Dillon quickly fell back to fourth behind Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth and lost a further place to Brad Keselowski on lap 27. Keselowski advanced to second place by the time the first round of pit stops got underway after lap 75, the net effect of which was to leave the top five unchanged and just 14 cars on the lead lap thanks to the absence of any cautions following McClure's early mishap.

The situation persisted past the halfway point of the 200-lap race, but a debris caution on lap 105 allowed the leaders a strategic return to pit road, everyone taking two tyres this time but Kenseth losing two spots and falling to sixth behind Brian Scott. Despite restarting from the more precarious high line, Keselowski forced his way to the front to break Busch's stranglehold on the top spot on lap 112, Harvick opportunistically pouncing on Busch to momentarily wrest second place away before the #54 was able to respond. By lap 121 Busch was fully back on song and a power move round the outside of Keselowski reset the race to factory parameters once more shortly before Brad Sweet spun at turn 2 with a brake problem to bring out the third caution of the afternoon.

Trevor Bayne and Sam Hornish Jr. - Dillon's main rival in the championship, who had been out of the top ten struggling with an ill-handling car all afternoon - stayed off pit road to pick up first and second places, with Justin Allgaier, Regan Smith and Brian Scott all going fuel-only on their stops to leave Busch in the unfamiliar position of sixth place ahead of Keselowski, Harvick, Dillon and Kenseth. A short-lived restart on lap 137 didn't last a full revolution before contact from Drew Herring put Kevin Swindell into the wall at turn 3, while the next restart attempt lasted no longer - and this time the casualty was a big one. Keselowski was spun out while trying to make up a place on Scott, a hard hit into the wall in turns 3 and 4 doing extensive damage to the #22 and leaving Scott proffering his apologies to Keselowski over the team radio.

The staccato stop-start cycle continued with another one-lap restart on lap 148 which culminated in Swindell spinning out for a second time, and then again on lap 155 when Kyle Larson slid into the wall between turns 1 and 2. The net effect of all these micro-runs was to allow Busch to reclaim the lead and Keselowski's team to conclude repairs on the #22 and even claim one of the free passes on offer back onto the lead lap. Finally on lap 162 the race got a restart that stuck and indeed lasted the remaining 38 laps, with Busch surging away into an unassailable lead and Dillon settling into second place ahead of Allgaier that lasted until the final lap, only for the #31 to get the final jump on the #3 for the runners-up spot.

Despite missing out on that extra point, Dillon still extends his lead in the Nationwide championship - just not by as much as he would have been hoping for. With Hornish using that mid-race strategy to good effect to finish the race in fifth place despite heavy pressure from Kenseth in the closing stages, the gap between the pair heading into the final race next weekend at Homestead-Miami is up only slightly to just eight points. The battle in the car owner standings is even tighter, with Keselowski's misfortune meaning that the #22's lead over the #54 is slashed to just four points with just the season finale to go next Saturday.

Race results

1. #54 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 200 laps 1hrs 58mins 37secs
2. #31 Justin Allgaier Turner Scott Motorsports + 4.347s
3. #3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 4.534s
4. #7 Regan Smith JR Motorsports + 5.420s
5. #12 Sam Hornish Jr Penske Racing + 7.348s
6. #18 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 7.646s
7. #6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing + 7.740s
8. #11 Elliott Sadler Joe Gibbs Racing + 8.698s
9. #33 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 10.306s
10. #48 Ryan Blaney Penske Racing + 10.453s
11. #99 Alex Bowman RAB Racing + 12.364s
12. #77 Parker Kligerman Kyle Busch Motorsports + 14.380s
13. #2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing + 14.954s
14. #43 Michael Annett Richard Petty Motorsports + 17.564s
15. #16 Ryan Reed Roush Fenway Racing + 17.802s
16. #20 Drew Herring Joe Gibbs Racing + 18.680s
17. #19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports + 22.737s
18. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr Turner Scott Motorsports + 23.581s
19. #22 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 1 lap
20. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Go Green Racing + 2 laps
21. #60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing + 2 laps
22. #55 Jamie Dick VIVA Motorsports + 3 laps
23. #23 Timmy Hill Rick Ware Racing + 3 laps
24. #44 Chad Hackenbracht TriStar Motorsports + 4 laps
25. #01 Mike Wallace JD Motorsports + 4 laps
26. #51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing + 4 laps
27. #14 Eric McClure TriStar Motorsports + 6 laps
28. #5 Brad Sweet JR Motorsports + 8 laps
29. #52 Joey Gase Means Racing + 11 laps
30. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 29 laps Engine
31. #24 Kelly Admiraal SR2 Motorsports + 38 laps
32. #32 Kyle Larson Turner Scott Motorsports + 44 laps Accident
33. #4 Daryl Harr JD Motorsports + 50 laps
34. #98 Kevin Swindell Biagi-Denbeste Racing + 52 laps Accident
35. #70 Derrike Cope Creation-Cope Racing + 96 laps Handling
36. #74 Carl Long Mike Harmon Racing + 137 laps Brakes
37. #40 T.J. Bell The Motorsports Group + 187 laps Brakes
38. #00 Blake Koch SR2 Motorsports + 191 laps Transmission
39. #42 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group + 194 laps Electrical
40. #10 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports + 196 laps Vibration

Qualifying times

1. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 26.982s (Pole) 133.422mph
2. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 26.987s (+ 0.005s) 133.398mph
3. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 27.011s (+ 0.029s) 133.279mph
4. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 27.016s (+ 0.034s) 133.254mph
5. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 27.054s (+ 0.072s) 133.067mph
6. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 27.079s (+ 0.097s) 132.944mph
7. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 27.099s (+ 0.117s) 132.846mph
8. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 27.141s (+ 0.159s) 132.641mph
9. #48 Ryan Blaney Ford 27.170s (+ 0.188s) 132.499mph
10. #20 Drew Herring Toyota 27.226s (+ 0.244s) 132.227mph
11. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 27.250s (+ 0.268s) 132.110mph
12. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 27.272s (+ 0.290s) 132.004mph
13. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 27.289s (+ 0.307s) 131.921mph
14. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 27.316s (+ 0.334s) 131.791mph
15. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 27.327s (+ 0.345s) 131.738mph
16. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 27.349s (+ 0.367s) 131.632mph
17. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 27.372s (+ 0.390s) 131.521mph
18. #16 Ryan Reed Ford 27.421s (+ 0.439s) 131.286mph
19. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 27.444s (+ 0.462s) 131.176mph
20. #98 Kevin Swindell Ford 27.470s (+ 0.488s) 131.052mph
21. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 27.526s (+ 0.544s) 130.785mph
22. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 27.572s (+ 0.590s) 130.567mph
23. #44 Chad Hackenbracht Toyota 27.683s (+ 0.701s) 130.044mph
24. #74 Carl Long Dodge 27.713s (+ 0.731s) 129.903mph
25. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 27.730s (+ 0.748s) 129.823mph
26. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 27.737s (+ 0.755s) 129.791mph
27. #43 Michael Annett Ford 27.781s (+ 0.799s) 129.585mph
28. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 27.793s (+ 0.811s) 129.529mph
29. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 27.795s (+ 0.813s) 129.520mph
30. #55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 27.833s (+ 0.851s) 129.343mph
31. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 27.872s (+ 0.890s) 129.162mph
32. #23 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 27.970s (+ 0.988s) 128.709mph
33. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 27.984s (+ 1.002s) 128.645mph
34. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 27.985s (+ 1.003s) 128.640mph
35. #24 Kelly Admiraal Toyota 28.047s (+ 1.065s) 128.356mph
36. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 28.373s (+ 1.391s) 126.881mph
37. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 28.412s (+ 1.430s) 126.707mph
38. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 28.505s (+ 1.523s) 126.294mph
39. #70 Derrike Cope Toyota No time (Owner points)
40. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 27.972s (+ 0.990s) 128.700mph (Owner points)

Did Not Qualify

#89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 28.196s (+ 1.214s) 127.678mph
#92 Dexter Stacey Ford 28.650s (+ 1.668s) 125.654mph

Practice 2 times

1. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 27.103s (Leader) 132.827mph (31 laps)
2. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 27.141s (-0.038s) 132.641mph (25 laps)
3. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 27.302s (-0.199s) 131.858mph (39 laps)
4. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 27.310s (-0.207s) 131.820mph (28 laps)
5. #43 Michael Annett Ford 27.401s (-0.298s) 131.382mph (21 laps)
6. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 27.402s (-0.299s) 131.377mph (22 laps)
7. #20 Drew Herring Toyota 27.483s (-0.380s) 130.990mph (21 laps)
8. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 27.528s (-0.425s) 130.776mph (31 laps)
9. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 27.531s (-0.428s) 130.762mph (27 laps)
10. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 27.532s (-0.429s) 130.757mph (40 laps)
11. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 27.551s (-0.448s) 130.667mph (33 laps)
12. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 27.555s (-0.452s) 130.648mph (23 laps)
13. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 27.571s (-0.468s) 130.572mph (23 laps)
14. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 27.573s (-0.470s) 130.563mph (28 laps)
15. #16 Ryan Reed Ford 27.601s (-0.498s) 130.430mph (24 laps)
16. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 27.623s (-0.520s) 130.326mph (24 laps)
17. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 27.645s (-0.542s) 130.222mph (21 laps)
18. #48 Ryan Blaney Ford 27.697s (-0.594s) 129.978mph (24 laps)
19. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 27.706s (-0.603s) 129.936mph (32 laps)
20. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 27.822s (-0.719s) 129.394mph (24 laps)
21. #55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 27.909s (-0.806s) 128.991mph (16 laps)
22. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 27.980s (-0.877s) 128.663mph (28 laps)
23. #98 Kevin Swindell Ford 27.988s (-0.885s) 128.627mph (26 laps)
24. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 28.012s (-0.909s) 128.516mph (24 laps)
25. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 28.113s (-1.010s) 128.055mph (5 laps)
26. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 28.129s (-1.026s) 127.982mph (4 laps)
27. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.155s (-1.052s) 127.864mph (12 laps)
28. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 28.167s (-1.064s) 127.809mph (36 laps)
29. #74 Carl Long Dodge 28.216s (-1.113s) 127.587mph (21 laps)
30. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 28.221s (-1.118s) 127.565mph (12 laps)
31. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 28.250s (-1.147s) 127.434mph (16 laps)
32. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 28.273s (-1.170s) 127.330mph (2 laps)
33. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 28.301s (-1.198s) 127.204mph (7 laps)
34. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 28.347s (-1.244s) 126.998mph (14 laps)
35. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 28.407s (-1.304s) 126.729mph (18 laps)
36. #23 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 28.508s (-1.405s) 126.280mph (23 laps)
37. #44 Chad Hackenbracht Toyota 28.508s (-1.405s) 126.280mph (15 laps)
38. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 28.547s (-1.444s) 126.108mph (2 laps)
39. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 28.564s (-1.461s) 126.033mph (26 laps)
40. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 28.571s (-1.468s) 126.002mph (18 laps)
41. #24 Kelly Admiraal Toyota 29.332s (-2.229s) 122.733mph (27 laps)

Practice 1 times

1. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 26.949s (Leader) 133.586mph (35 laps)
2. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 27.009s (-0.060s) 133.289mph (33 laps)
3. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 27.153s (-0.204s) 132.582mph (24 laps)
4. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 27.195s (-0.246s) 132.377mph (53 laps)
5. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 27.301s (-0.352s) 131.863mph (31 laps)
6. #48 Ryan Blaney Ford 27.314s (-0.365s) 131.801mph (33 laps)
7. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 27.366s (-0.417s) 131.550mph (25 laps)
8. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 27.372s (-0.423s) 131.521mph (31 laps)
9. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 27.429s (-0.480s) 131.248mph (25 laps)
10. #22 Brad Keselowski Ford 27.503s (-0.554s) 130.895mph (18 laps)
11. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 27.525s (-0.576s) 130.790mph (16 laps)
12. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 27.531s (-0.582s) 130.762mph (19 laps)
13. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 27.557s (-0.608s) 130.638mph (25 laps)
14. #20 Drew Herring Toyota 27.579s (-0.630s) 130.534mph (35 laps)
15. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 27.587s (-0.638s) 130.496mph (34 laps)
16. #16 Ryan Reed Ford 27.668s (-0.719s) 130.114mph (66 laps)
17. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 27.765s (-0.816s) 129.660mph (38 laps)
18. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 27.792s (-0.843s) 129.534mph (30 laps)
19. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 27.801s (-0.852s) 129.492mph (41 laps)
20. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 27.826s (-0.877s) 129.375mph (22 laps)
21. #43 Michael Annett Ford 27.847s (-0.898s) 129.278mph (30 laps)
22. #98 Kevin Swindell Ford 27.862s (-0.913s) 129.208mph (52 laps)
23. #5 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 27.896s (-0.947s) 129.051mph (42 laps)
24. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 27.950s (-1.001s) 128.801mph (22 laps)
25. #55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 28.217s (-1.268s) 127.583mph (23 laps)
26. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 28.223s (-1.274s) 127.556mph (10 laps)
27. #44 Chad Hackenbracht Toyota 28.242s (-1.293s) 127.470mph (7 laps)
28. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 28.244s (-1.295s) 127.461mph (10 laps)
29. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 28.253s (-1.304s) 127.420mph (22 laps)
30. #79 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 28.254s (-1.305s) 127.416mph (39 laps)
31. #23 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 28.315s (-1.366s) 127.141mph (24 laps)
32. #40 TJ Bell Chevrolet 28.328s (-1.379s) 127.083mph (4 laps)
33. #52 Joey Gase Chevrolet 28.346s (-1.397s) 127.002mph (14 laps)
34. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 28.438s (-1.489s) 126.591mph (17 laps)
35. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 28.524s (-1.575s) 126.210mph (5 laps)
36. #24 Kelly Admiraal Toyota 28.563s (-1.614s) 126.037mph (36 laps)
37. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 28.659s (-1.710s) 125.615mph (3 laps)
38. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 28.676s (-1.727s) 125.541mph (24 laps)
39. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 28.755s (-1.806s) 125.196mph (36 laps)
40. #74 Mike Harmon Dodge 29.272s (-2.323s) 122.984mph (18 laps)
41. #70 Derrike Cope Toyota 29.273s (-2.324s) 122.980mph (4 laps)

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Austin Dillon 1148pts
2. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 1140pts (-8pts)
3. (--) Regan Smith 1093pts (-55pts)
4. (+1) Justin Allgaier 1065pts (-83pts)
5. (-1) Elliott Sadler 1062pts (-86pts)
6. (+1) Trevor Bayne 1047pts (-101pts)
7. (-1) Brian Scott 1041pts (-107pts)
8. (--) Brian Vickers 970pts (-178pts)
9. (--) Kyle Larson # 957pts (-191pts)
10. (--) Parker Kligerman 956pts (-192pts)
11. (--) Alex Bowman # 884pts (-264pts)
12. (--) Nelson Piquet Jr. # 827pts (-321pts)
13. (--) Mike Bliss 807pts (-341pts)
14. (--) Travis Pastrana 725pts (-423pts)
15. (--) Michael Annett 669pts (-479pts)
16. (--) Jeremy Clements 624pts (-524pts)
17. (--) Mike Wallace 593pts (-555pts)
18. (--) Reed Sorenson 524pts (-624pts)
19. (--) Joe Nemechek 495pts (-653pts)
20. (--) Eric McClure 482pts (-666pts)
21. (--) Brad Sweet 407pts (-741pts)
22. (--) Cole Whitt 391pts (-757pts)
23. (--) Johanna Long 391pts (-757pts)
24. (--) Landon Cassill 348pts (-800pts)
25. (+1) Jeffrey Earnhardt # 339pts (-809pts)
26. (-1) Kevin Swindell # 333pts (-815pts)
27. (--) Blake Koch 316pts (-832pts)
28. (+2) Jamie Dick 258pts (-890pts)
29. (-1) Jeff Green 250pts (-898pts)
30. (+1) Joey Gase 242pts (-906pts)
31. (-2) Dexter Stacey 240pts (-908pts)
32. (--) Robert Richardson Jr. 222pts (-926pts)
33. (--) Josh Wise 212pts (-936pts)
34. (--) Chris Buescher 199pts (-949pts)
35. (--) Hal Martin 186pts (-962pts)
36. (--) Kenny Wallace 155pts (-993pts)
37. (--) Kevin Lepage 148pts (-1000pts)
38. (+3) Drew Herring 146pts (-1002pts)
39. (+4) Ryan Reed 140pts (-1008pts)
40. (-2) Juan Carlos Blum 140pts (-1008pts)
41. (-2) Jason White 138pts (-1010pts)
42. (--) Carl Long 123pts (-1025pts)
43. (-3) Kyle Fowler 119pts (-1029pts)
44. (--) Mike Harmon 106pts (-1042pts)
45. (--) Ken Butler 99pts (-1049pts)
46. (--) Tj Bell 96pts (-1052pts)
47. (+2) Daryl Harr 89pts (-1059pts)
48. (-1) Max Papis 81pts (-1067pts)
49. (-1) Harrison Rhodes 78pts (-1070pts)
50. (--) Danny Efland 78pts (-1070pts)
51. (--) Tony Raines 76pts (-1072pts)
52. (--) Morgan Shepherd 64pts (-1084pts)
53. (--) Owen Kelly 62pts (-1086pts)
54. (--) Billy Johnson 59pts (-1089pts)
55. (--) Kenny Habul 54pts (-1094pts)
56. (--) Scott Lagasse Jr. 52pts (-1096pts)
57. (--) Tanner Berryhill 52pts (-1096pts)
58. (--) Stanton Barrett 51pts (-1097pts)
59. (--) Kyle Kelley 50pts (-1098pts)
60. (--) Ryan Ellis 49pts (-1099pts)
61. (--) Chase Miller 48pts (-1100pts)
62. (--) Brad Teague 38pts (-1110pts)
63. (--) Ryan Gifford 35pts (-1113pts)
64. (--) Donnie Neuenberger 35pts (-1113pts)
65. (--) Johnny O'Connell 32pts (-1116pts)
66. (--) Kevin O'Connell 32pts (-1116pts)
67. (--) Matt Dibenedetto 31pts (-1117pts)
68. (--) Brett Butler 29pts (-1119pts)
69. (--) Anthony Gandon 28pts (-1120pts)
70. (--) Bobby Gerhart 28pts (-1120pts)
71. (--) Derek White 27pts (-1121pts)
72. (--) Ryan Preece 20pts (-1128pts)
73. (--) Steve Wallace 19pts (-1129pts)
74. (--) TJ Duke 19pts (-1129pts)
75. (--) Andrew Ranger 18pts (-1130pts)
76. (--) John Young 16pts (-1132pts)
77. (--) Richard Harriman 15pts (-1133pts)
78. (--) Tim Andrews 14pts (-1134pts)
79. (--) Travis Sauter 14pts (-1134pts)
80. (+6) Derrike Cope 14pts (-1134pts)
81. (-1) Maryeve Dufault 13pts (-1135pts)
82. (N/A) Kelly Admiraal 13pts (-1135pts)
83. (-2) Tim Schendel 11pts (-1137pts)
84. (-2) Paulie Harraka 9pts (-1139pts)
85. (-2) Alx Danielsson 7pts (-1141pts)
86. (-2) David Green 6pts (-1142pts)
87. (-2) Jason Bowles 5pts (-1143pts)

# = Nationwide series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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