Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing's ninth consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in races at the track in Fontana, Calif.
FONTANA, Calif. — Another NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Fontana, another victory for Kyle Busch and the Joe Gibbs Racing team.
Busch certainly isn’t tired of the same old story.
Busch earned JGR’s ninth consecutive Nationwide victory at the track Saturday, beating series leader Sam Hornish Jr. in the Royal Purple 300 for his third victory in five races this season.
Gibbs’ Toyotas haven’t lost a Nationwide event on their unofficial home track since 2007, with drivers Busch, Joey Logano and Tony Stewart navigating the wide, bumpy track with unmatched ease. Through changes in cars, drivers and crew chiefs, JGR has maintained its record streak.
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“It’s really cool,” Busch said. “They’re known for having great stuff, but you’ve still got to be able to wheel it. I don’t think we were the best car, but we just chased down that 12 car (Hornish). Didn’t want to see him win in front of our hometown crowd.”
Busch raced to his Nationwide record 54th victory, including six in Fontana, in front of fans from Toyota and other sponsors’ home offices.
Hornish, who has five top-seven finishes this season, made contact with the wall with two laps to go in an attempt to make up time.
“Got within about 10 car-lengths of him (Busch), got a little greedy and got into the wall,” Hornish said.