Friday, November 17, 2017
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Busch takes another Nationwide win

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Another Nationwide series race, another Kyle Busch win.

Busch picked up his 12th victory of the season Saturday, leading a race-high 169 laps in the Servicemaster 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Now, a year after he went winless in NASCAR's second-tier series, Busch can match his career best 13-win 2010 season next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"Just looking forward to the rest of this year, there's only one more left," said Busch, who has a record 63 series victories. "We look forward to going to Homestead, that's a place we've run well in the past in the Nationwide cars. This year we need to lead the most laps and win the race to have a shot at winning the owners' championship."

His win, coupled with Brad Keselowski's 19th-place finish, sliced Penske Racing's lead in the race for the owner championship to four points over Joe Gibbs Racing. Keselowski's day was ruined when contact from Brian Scott sent him spinning into the wall.

"Just disappointed for Roger Penske," said Keselowski, who will turn the car over to Joey Logano at Homestead. "Some things you can control, some things you can't."

Austin Dillon was third to maintain his lead in the drivers' standings over Sam Hornish, who finished fifth. Dillon leads by eight points.

Langdon clinches title: Shawn Langdon clinched his first Top Fuel title by qualifying second at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., putting the crown out of reach for Antron Brown. Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), series champion John Force (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led heading into today's eliminations.

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