This past weekend at Nashville Superspeedway definitely saw some close-call finishes! During Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bully Hill Vineyards 200, Kyle Busch was given quite a scare when Ron Hornaday Jr. cruised right past him with eight laps to go. Hornaday Jr. hung in first place for a few laps, but Busch wasn’t about to let him steal this victory. Cutting it pretty close, Busch passed up Hornaday Jr. with two laps to go and won his second Camping World Truck Series race of the season. Also, for the second year in a row at Nashville, Busch scored a pole/victory sweep! Busch led 140 laps and the effort pushed him past the 20,000 combined-laps led mark in his career in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.
Busch was looking for another weekend sweep and an opportunity to win that guitar trophy painted by Sam Bass, but it was Carl Edwards strumming away in Victory Lane. Edwards edged Busch by .521 of a second for his second Nationwide Series win of the season. Edwards finally got back into the groove at Nashville. Until this past weekend, his last victory at Nashville was in 2007 when he won his third Nationwide Series race in a row.
This coming weekend, NASCAR will be in Virginia at Richmond International Raceway. The Sprint Cup Series drivers will be back in business Saturday evening with the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 presented by Crown Royal. Denny Hamlin and Busch have each won two of the past four Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond. Will Hamlin and Busch continue to have a stranglehold on the winner’s trophy at Richmond or will someone wrestle it from them? It will be a great weekend of night races beginning with Friday’s BUBBA burger 250 Nationwide Series race Friday.