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Busch Takes Record-Setting Nationwide Win At New Hampshire

- Justin St. Louis on 26 Jun 2010

LOUDON, N.H. -- Kyle Busch, at age 25, has already accomplished more in the NASCAR Nationwide Series than men more than twice his age. Busch earned the 36th victory of his career in the series by taking the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, tying Kevin Harvick for second on the all-time win list.

In the process, he raised his Nationwide laps led career total to 8,117, breaking Mark Martin’s record by 35 laps. It was also the 50th victory in the series for Joe Gibbs Racing, Busch’s team; twenty-four of those belong to the Las Vegas, Nev., driver.

Martin leads the series with 48 career Nationwide wins, and Busch, the defending series champion, knows that.

“That's pretty cool, and it comes after beating one of the best,” Busch said of his lap-leader record. “There's one more record I'm after, and that's the win record -- to try to beat him and see how many I can set.”

The New Hampshire 200 was Busch’s sixth Nationwide victory of the season. Point leader and polesitter Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, and Trevor Bayne a career-best fifth.

Justin Allgaier, Harvick, Reed Sorenson, Paul Menard, and Brendan Gaughan completed the top ten.

Pelham, N.H., native Sean Caisse finished 21st, and Stafford, Conn., driver Charles Lewandoski finished 31st in his Nationwide Series debut. Full New England 200 Results

(Justin St. Louis/VMM photo)

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