Bristol Race Rewind

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A look back at Kyle Busch's 19th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in Saturday's IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway including news, notes and observations by the MotorRacingNetwork.com staff.

Video Recap
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Inside Line
Kyle Busch became the first driver in NASCAR history to sweep all three races in a weekend after he completed the weekend with a commanding victory in the IRWIN Tools Night Race. Photos

Keys to Victory Lane
Busch beat Jamie McMurray into and off pit road on the last stop and then chased down David Reutimann to take the lead on lap 429 and then never looked back. Complete Results

Zero to Hero
Clint Bowyer and the No. 33 team used pit strategy early on to come from the 24th starting position to race to a fourth-place finish and pad his points margin to 100 over 13th-place Jamie McMurray.

Hero to Zero
Jimmie Johnson started from the pole and led 175 laps at Bristol, but contact on-track with Juan Pablo Montoya, that sent him hard into the wall and to the garage for repairs, relegated him to a 35th-place finish.

Notables
David Reutimann battled food posioning over the weekend to record his first top five since Chicago. Jamie McMurray led 11 laps en route to his first top-five finish at Bristol since 2003. And Jeff Gordon became the second driver to clinch a spot in the 2010 Chase with his 11th place run at Bristol.

What's the Points?
Kyle Busch jumped five spots in the standings to third after winning his third race of the season. He's now 351 out of the lead and within 72 points of second place. Jimmie Johnson took the biggest hit of all the drivers in the top 12 in the points after he finished 35th due to contact. Johnson dropped four spots to ninth and is 444 behind the leader. Clint Bowyer remains in the 12th and final transfer spot in the points but he has four drivers within 136 points of him with two races remaining. The closest driver, in 13th, is Jamie McMurray, who picked up two spots after finishing third at Bristol. Point Standings

Hot Laps
Read all about the happenings at the IRWIN Tools Night Race with an inside look from Motor Racing Network's Pete Pistone in his weekly Hot Laps column.

IRWIN Tools Night Race Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: David Reutimann - 3.5
• Fastest Early In a Run: Kyle Busch - 116.355 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Jamie McMurray - 112.845 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Kyle Busch - 80
• Fastest on Restarts: Kyle Busch - 116.064 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: Kasey Kahne - 100
• Laps In Top 15: Juan Pablo Montoya - 500
• Quality Passes: Kurt Busch - 57
• Speed in Traffic: David Reutimann - 114.468 mph

For more loop data stats from the IRWIN Tools Night Race check out our post-race ebook.

Pit Stops
• Kyle Busch captured his 19th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 210th career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Busch won the 85th race for car owner Joe Gibbs. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Busch was the third driver to win at Bristol from the 19th starting position. He was the 24th driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Busch won the third race for Toyota at Bristol. It was the 30th all-time win for the manufacturer. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• David Reutimann's second-place finish was his career best finish at Bristol in six starts.
• Jamie McMurray (third) scored his seventh top five of the season.
• Clint Bowyer (fourth) posted his first top five since Indianapolis. He has yet to finish better than fourth this season.
• Kasey Kahne (fifth) posted his first top five of the season since Daytona.
• Ryan Newman (sixth) has finished in the top 10 in four of his last five starts at Bristol.
• Juan Pablo Montoya (seventh) has finished in the top 10 in his last three races this season.
• Greg Biffle (eighth) posted his third consecutive top-10 finish at Bristol.
• Kurt Busch (ninth) has finished 15th or better in his last seven starts at Bristol and posted his third consecutive top 10 there this Saturday.
• Matt Kenseth (10th) posted his third consecutive top-10 finish at Bristol.
• The 500-lap race saw 15 lead changes among nine drivers and an average speed of 99.071 mph.
• Seven caution flags were thrown for 39 laps.
• The IRWIN Tools Night Race lasted 2 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds.

Garage Talk
• "I love Bristol and I love winning." - Kyle Busch
• "I've been trying to do this since I got to NASCAR, since I got my NASCAR career." - Busch, on completing the weekend sweep at Bristol.
• "We got together, but we were just racing. It's no big deal. That's part of the deal. And if you race Kyle (Busch), you know you're going to get run into at some point." - David Reutimann
• "I really felt like I could challenge when we came out of the pits that final time and started eighth, but the front tires just didn't work as good as they needed to." - Kasey Kahne
• "This new tire just gave us fits and we did our best at trying to solve the puzzle." - Kurt Busch
• "Honestly at one point there I thought we were going to have the car to beat at the end but we just didn't have the speed we needed." - Jamie McMurray
• "We've got two races to go. Two good race tracks -- I love Atlanta, run well there, and I love Richmond, run well there. With any luck at all, we'll be in this thing." - Clint Bowyer, on trying to make the Chase.
• "We were on the straightaway and everything was fine and then around I went so I don't think it was something intentional and I don't think he was trying to dump me but I will just have to look at things and see. I really felt like I left him the room." - Jimmie Johnson, on his incident with Juan Pablo Montoya.

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