Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History

Dawn Peralli-OishiContributor IIAugust 22, 2010

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 21:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, burns out after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2010 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
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Tonight Kyle Busch made history by being the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Series in one weekend by doing it at Bristol Motor Speedway.  This is Busch's fifth time trying to sweep the Series.  It is only the fourth time a driver has won both the Truck Series and the Nationwide Series in the same weekend.

Busch took the pole during qualifying for the O'Reilly 200 NASCAR Truck Series.  He ended up starting in the back of the pack due to repairs made to his engine after qualifying.  After racing his self owned Trackpass sponsored Toyota, Busch overcame a late race fuel scare to win his third consecutive Series race at Bristol.

During the Nationwide Food City 250, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch battled with impetuous vivacity.  The driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing ZLine Toyota scored his 10th win of the year in an admitted and controversial move by wrecking Keselowski on lap 219.  After finishing the race, Busch was quoted saying "He does it to everybody else.  Why can't I do it to him?"  While Busch is not running the full Nationwide schedule, he runs 434 points behind Keselowski in the championship standings.

NASCAR history was made when Busch won the Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools night race.  He fended off lapped traffic and strong competition by David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray before taking the white flag.  Busch led a staggering 54% of all laps raced at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. 

At Victory Lane, Busch went on to say "I love winning!  I've been trying to do this since I got to NASCAR.  Since I got in my NASCAR career.  Fortunately tonight I was able to get it done.  First one to do it!  I'm the first of a lot of things!"

Kyle Busch gained 5 positions to take 3rd in the NASCAR Sprint Series.  Two races remain until the Chase.