In his second-ever start in the Camping World SRX Series, Kyle Busch is already a two-time winner, scoring the victory in Thursday’s event at Berlin Raceway, after doing battle once again with fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski.
Busch, who scored the victory in his Superstar Racing Experience debut for Pulaski County Motorsports Park last week, flexed his muscle once again on the field of talented racecar drivers, taking the lead in the closing stages of the 100-lap main event.
The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion kept himself in the conversation throughout the main event, thanks to a third-place starting spot in the main event – a result of second and eighth-place finishes in the two heat races.
The Las Vegas, Nevada-native, who has found success at Berlin Raceway in the past, was pitted against the likes of Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman, and even NTT IndyCar Series regular Helio Castroneves, in order to continue being undefeated in the series.
In scoring the victory Thursday, Busch becomes just the second driver in the history of the Camping World SRX Series to score back-to-back victories, something that only series co-owner Tony Stewart has accomplished before (in 2021).
Using his widely-recognized strength of nailing restarts to his advantage, Busch would hold off the 12-driver field to win the event by a margin of 0.783 seconds, over Brad Keselowski, who brought his Camping World-sponsored machine home second after winning the first heat.
Ryan Newman continued to extend his impressive points lead in the Camping World SRX Series with a third-place result at Berlin, while his main title rival entering the evening, Marco Andretti came home in fourth.
After the fourth of six events on the Camping World SRX Series schedule, Newman now leads Brad Keselowski by a whopping 33-point margin, with Marco Andretti in third place, sitting 34 markers behind.
Hailie Deegan picked up her second main event top-five result of the year on Thursday, after showing strength in the second heat race, finishing third after competing for the victory against Ryan Newman and Ken Schrader.
Schrader would come home in sixth place at the end of the 100-lap main event, while Tony Stewart, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, and Kevin Harvick completed the top-10. Kasey Kahne and Johnny Benson, Jr. finished 11th and 12th.