By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)
Kyle Busch laid a woopin’ on the field in Saturday night’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Busch led 209 of the 250 laps on the night en route to his ninth victory of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
According to Busch, the only way the week could have been better for him is if he would of started from the pole.
“It would’ve been better if I could’ve sat on the pole,” Busch said. “Darn Trevor Bayne.”
Kevin Harvick utilized a two-tire pitstop late in the event to finish second. Harvick was followed by Jason Leffler, points leader Brad Keselowski and pole setter Trevor Bayne.
Bayne had another impressive race. He started from the pole for the third consecutive race, and was able to come home with his third consecutive top-five finish. A victory seems to be just around the corner for the 19-year-old driver.
Brad Keselowski extends his points lead slightly to Carl Edwards to 231 points. Edwards finished in tenth, but it just wasn’t good enough this week as Keselowski notched yet another top-five finish. In 21 starts this season Keselowski has recorded 15 top-fives.
There were several other youngsters that had great nights including Steve Wallace (6th), Michael Annett (7th), Justin Allgaier (8th), Matt Dibenedetto (9th), and Shelby Howard (12th).
It was a rough day all together for the Roush-Fenway Racing teams. In all they tore up a grand total of five race cars. Colin Braun had a hard accident that forced a red flag, and his teammate Paul Menard was collected. On top of that Braun crashed another car in qualifying earlier in the day, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed twice between qualifying and practice.
Stenhouse was able to rebound from started shotgun on the field to finish 14th with a clean car at the end of the night.
This was the second ever Nationwide Series event at Iowa Speedway, and it was another great one. The sell-out crowd was treated to great side-by-side racing all night long.