Kyle Busch Wins Lipton Tea 250

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Kyle Busch passed Carl Edwards on the first lap of a restart with 22 laps to go and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch, who led four times Friday night in the Lipton Tea 250, made the move that counted in the third and fourth turns on the 229th trip around the 0.75-mile oval. Edwards led the previous 71 laps, with Busch seemingly the only other drivers with a car to contend.

The Sprint Cup star proved it on the final two restarts - with eight laps to go and again with five laps remaining - by pulling away by a few car-lengths heading into the first turn each time.

The victory was Busch's third in nine starts this season and 13th since the start of last season, when he missed five races but won 10 and finished sixth in the point standings.

Edwards held on to finish second, followed by Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski


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