Busch takes Gateway Nationwide win

Kyle Busch extended his lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series by taking his sixth victory of the season in Saturday night's race at Gateway

Busch takes Gateway Nationwide win

But the Gibbs Toyota driver was helped by misfortune for Kevin Harvick, who dominated most of the event only to run out of fuel in the closing stages.

Long-time leader Harvick (Kevin Harvick Inc Chevrolet) was at the head of the field with just 28 laps to go when his tank ran dry and he had to coast back to the pits, losing several laps in the process.

Busch emerged in front when the field pitted under yellow a few laps later, and then fended off Reed Sorenson's Braun Racing Toyota to secure the win.

Carl Edwards, Busch's main title rival, changed all four tyres on his Roush Fenway Ford at the final stops and rejoined fifth, from where he could only come back through to third, ahead of Mike Bliss, Brad Coleman and Stephen Leicht.

There was misfortune for Jason Leffler, who was running behind Harvick when the leader ran out of fuel, but chose to pit just before the yellow was called shortly afterwards, leaving him ninth at the flag.

Pos Driver Car Laps 1. Kyle Busch Toyota 200 2. Reed Sorenson Toyota 200 3. Carl Edwards Ford 200 4. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 200 5. Brad Coleman Toyota 200 6. Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 200 7. Michael Annett Toyota 200 8. Brad Keselowski Chevrolet 200 9. Jason Keller Ford 200 10. Erik Darnell Ford 200 11. Justin Allgaier Dodge 200 12. Tony Raines Chevrolet 200 13. Shelby Howard Chevrolet 199 14. Jason Leffler Toyota 199 15. Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 199 16. Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 198 17. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 198 18. Danny O'Quinn Jr Chevrolet 198 19. Matt Carter Ford 198 20. Brian Keselowski Dodge 198 21. John Wes Townley Ford 197 22. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 196 23. Eric McClure Ford 195 24. Steve Wallace Chevrolet 191 25. Ken Butler III Chevrolet 191 26. Mike Harmon Chevrolet 190 27. Trevor Bayne Toyota 183 28. Kevin Conway Toyota 183 29. Kenny Wallace Chevrolet 182 30. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 133 31. Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 121 32. Michael McDowell Dodge 110 33. Scott Lagasse Jr Toyota 101 34. Casey Atwood Chevrolet 93 35. Mark Green Chevrolet 61 36. Chad Blount Toyota 12 37. Kevin Lepage Dodge 10 38. Derrike Cope Dodge 9 39. Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 5 40. Kelly Bires Toyota 2 41. Willie Allen Dodge 1 42. Chase Miller Chevrolet 1 43. Kevin Hamlin Dodge 0 
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