Kyle Busch Wins Chicagoland Speedway’s First-Ever Night Race

Kyle Busch won his fifth Nationwide Series race of the 2008 season at Chicagoland Speedway in the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca- Cola Friday night.

In NASCAR's top three series combined, Busch has 13 victories, six in Cup and two in the Craftsman Truck Series, to go with his five Nationwide wins. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have dominated the Nationwide series this season -- cars owned by the organization have won 13 times. Hamlin (3), Busch (5), Joey Logano (1) and Tony Stewart (5) have combined to win 14 of the 19 series races this year.

"It's definitely an awesome feeling to be here Friday night," Busch said in Victory Lane. "We weren't that good early in the race, but we made some adjustments, and this car just came to life."

With a 10-second lead after a round of green-flag pit stops cycled through on Lap 155, Kyle Busch drove his No. 18 Toyota to a comfortable victory over Sprint Cup teammate Denny Hamlin in Friday night's Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway.

"It's definitely been a phenomenal year," Busch said. "It's the kind of thing that doesn't come along very often."

Brad Keselowski, second in the series championship standings, ran third and trimmed Clint Bowyer's points lead to 183. Brian Vickers was fourth, followed by pole-sitter David Reutimann, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Stewart and rookie Landon Cassill.

Kyle Busch sits on the Coors Light Pole for tomorrow evening’s 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Defending race winner Tony Stewart will be starting in the 12th position.
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