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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity series race at Bristol

Published Aug. 22, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch got by leader Chris Buescher on an overtime restart and pulled away for his eighth career Xfinity series victory at Bristol Motor Speedway and his third win in six series starts this year.

Chris Buescher led the Food City 300 when the eighth caution, with five laps left, set up a green-white-checkered finish. He bobbled on the restart as his Ford ran out of gas and Busch sailed past.

Daniel Suarez finished fifth to pick up a $100,000 bonus from series sponsor Xfinity in its Dash-for-Cash program, eligible only to full-time series drivers.

Busch earned his 73rd victory in NASCAR's No. 2 series, extending his record. At age 30, he owns 24 more series wins than second-place Mark Martin.

And he did so running the final 100 laps on the same set of tires.

"It was a hard-fought battle, our car wasn't the best early on in the race," Busch told NBCSN in Victory Lane. "…I was just trying to save and keep my tires underneath me. I knew we were going to get a caution at the end to bunch us back up and fortunately we did."

Buescher sputtered as numerous cars passed him on the restart and he finished 11th.

NHRA: Jack Beckman had the third-quickest Funny Car run ever at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. Beckman, who also owns the top two quickest runs in the class, powered his Dodge Charger to a track-record 3.946 seconds at 324.75 mph in the first day of qualifying. Shawn Langdon led Top Fuel, Shane Gray topped Pro Stock, and Andrew Hines led Pro Stock Motorcycle.