Kyle Busch Takes No. 54 to Victory Lane in 2013 Jeff Foxworthy Grit Chips 300, Records Second Closest Nationwide Finish at BMS
The No. 54 Nationwide machine narrowly edged its way into Bristol's victory lane at the 2013 Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300, nosing out the competition by a mere .023 seconds and recording the second-closest Nationwide Series finish at the Last Great Colosseum.
The door-banging, side-by-side brawl between veteran Cup-regular Kyle Busch and rookie phenom Kyle Larson highlighted the race's waning laps, ultimately resulting in Busch's 13th overall win at BMS and respect for the hard-racing newcomer.
"I don't know how close it was, but maybe it was too close," Busch said during his post-race remarks. "Battling with Kyle Larson, a young kid like that, he's got a lot of talent. He's gonna make a name - obviously, he already has made a name for himself. I think that he's got a lot going for him. It was fun racing with him; wish it was a little easier."
Battling on the high banks also aged the 27-year-old Busch, who kept the car up front for 156 of 300 laps.
"I'm getting old… I'm 27 and I'm getting old," said Busch, who piloted the No. 54 machine for both of its Bristol Nationwide Series wins. "I think the first closest race here was me and (Joey) Logano two years ago in the fall. I don't like making them close, but it's more exciting for the fans."
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