Bowyer First at Nashville

Clint Bowyer won his first Busch race at the rain-delayed Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway

Bowyer First at Nashville

Bowyer scored his first win at a track he has had success at in the past, having finished in the top five in every race he has started at Nashville. He also became the sixth driver in nine races to score his first win at Nashville.

Similar to the Nextel Cup race, the race ended under caution when Johnny Benson spun, the race over as Bowyer had taken the white flag before the caution was thrown, preventing the possibility of a green-white chequer finish.

A third place finish for Reed Sorenson moved him to the top of the points standings, with fifth place finisher Martin Truex and winner Clint Bowyer tied 51 points behind Sorenson. Carl Edwards dropped from the lead to fourth 96 points back as the rain delay saw him racing his Nextel Cup at Pocono at the same time.

Result of Federated Auto Parts 300, Nashville Superspeedway

Pos  Driver              Make       Laps
 1.  Clint Bowyer        Chevrolet   225
 2.  Kenny Wallace       Ford        225
 3.  Reed Sorenson       Dodge       225
 4.  Tony Raines         Chevrolet   225
 5.  Martin Truex Jr     Chevrolet   225
 6.  David Stremme       Dodge       225
 7.  Denny Hamlin        Chevrolet   225
 8.  J.J. Yeley          Chevrolet   225
 9.  Johnny Sauter       Dodge       225
10.  Paul Wolfe          Dodge       225
11.  Jason Keller        Ford        225
12.  Ryan Hemphill       Dodge       225
13.  Paul Menard         Chevrolet   225
14.  Ron Hornaday        Chevrolet   225
15.  Regan Smith         Dodge       225
16.  Stacy Compton       Ford        225
17.  Boston Reid         Chevrolet   225
18.  Johnny Benson       Dodge       225
19.  Tyler Walker        Dodge       225
20.  Hank Parker Jr      Ford        224
21.  Tim Fedewa          Dodge       224
22.  Bobby Hamilton      Dodge       224
23.  Bill Elliott        Dodge       224
24.  Randy LaJoie        Chevrolet   224
25.  Ashton Lewis        Ford        223
26.  Stanton Barrett     Chevrolet   223
27.  Tim Sauter          Chevrolet   223
28.  A J Fike            Dodge       223
29.  Justin Labonte      Chevrolet   222
30.  Jeff Fuller         Chevrolet   222
31.  Geoffrey Bodine     Chevrolet   222
32.  Jon Wood            Ford        221
33.  David Green         Ford        219
34.  Eric McClure        Ford        219
35.  Derrike Cope        Ford        219
36.  Kertus Davis        Chevrolet   215
37.  Jerry Robertson     Chevrolet   189
38.  Aaron Fike          Ford        180
39.  Steve Grissom       Ford        163
40.  Michel Jourdain     Ford        147
41.  Mark Green          Chevrolet   108
42.  Marc Mitchell       Chevrolet    77
43.  Brandon Miller      Chevrolet    33
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