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Kyle Busch celebrates winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
LOUDON, N.H. - Kyle Busch needed some OT to grab that checkered flag.
Once he did, he bowed twice to the crowd.
He could have done it one more time - one for each green-white-checkered finish he needed to survive to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch dominated in regulation, then proved he had the car to beat in three attempts of NASCAR's version of overtime to win the Nationwide Series race.
Busch needed to drive 213 laps of a scheduled 200-lap race to win his seventh race of the season. He snapped a four-race winless streak and won his 58th career Nationwide race.
He had enough fuel left in the tank to win from the pole for the fourth time this season.
Busch then used it all up with one big burnout.
"We didn't want to have those late restarts," Busch said. "We felt like we had just enough fuel to make it to the end."
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Busch (141), Vickers (63) and Matt Kenseth (nine) led every lap. Vickers was second and Austin Dillon third. Brian Scott and Michael Annett round out the top five.
Peters wins Trucks race
NEWTON, Iowa - Timothy Peters claimed the lead after a restart on lap 195 to win the NASCAR Trucks Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday.
Peters edged out 17-year-old Erik Jones for the victory by .225 seconds. Behind Jones was James Buescher in third, Ron Hornaday Jr. in fourth and Chase Elliot, another 17-year-old, in fifth.
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