Monday, November 9, 2009

Kurt Busch at Texas, Second win of the Year on SMI Sister-Tracks


Kurt Busch wins at Texas: #2-Kurt Busch won the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway for his 2nd win of the season and 20th of his career. #18-Kyle Busch led 232 laps and was in position to win the race and set history by winning the Cup, Nationwide and Truck race same weekend/ same track, then ran out of fuel with two laps to go and finished 11th. #11-Hamlin finished 2nd, followed by #17-Kenseth, #5-Martin, #29-Harvick [who was 2nd but ran out of fuel and got passed by three cars], #14-Stewart, #33-Bowyer, #16-Biffle, #31-Burton and #44-Allmendinger. On lap 3, points leader #48-Johnson was involved in a wreck and hit the inside wall, the crew took just over an hour to repair the car and get Johnson out so he could make laps and finished 38th. Johnson's points lead went from 184 to 73 over #5-Mark Martin. There were 5 cautions for 26 yellow flag laps and there were 13 lead changes among 4 drivers.
Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
ESPN2: Monday, November 9 at 3:30am/et
ESPN Classic: Monday, November 9 at 1:00pm/et
SPEED, Wednesday, November 11 at 12:00pm/et
For race results, awards and more, see my Texas Race Results Page.(11-8-2009)

Where the 2009 Chase Drivers finish at Texas in the Dickies 500:
(in order of chase points standings coming into Texas)
1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 38th, wrecked lap 3
2) #5-Mark Martin, 4th
3) #24-Jeff Gordon, 13th
4) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 37th
5) #14-Tony Stewart, 6th
6) #2-Kurt Busch, WON
7) #16-Greg Biffle, 8th
8) #39-Ryan Newman, 12th
9) #9-Kasey Kahne, 33rd
10) #99-Carl Edwards, 39th
11) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2nd
12) #83-Brian Vickers, 26th.(11-8-2009)

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