NASCAR driver Kyle Busch wins 2011 Jeff Byrd 500
Monday, March 21, 2011
Before the finals, was first, but after the stops concluded he fell to third as Kyle Busch became the leader. Kyle Busch maintained the lead to win the race ahead of , while Johnson finished in the third position. took fouth, ahead of in fifth. managed the sixth position, after starting 15th on the grid. , from the team, clinched the seventh position. followed Kurt Busch in eighth, while could only manage ninth. rounded out the top ten finishers in the race. Johnson led the most laps during the race with 164.
After doing his, Kyle Busch, who won the race on Saturday, commented, "You go down the straightaway and you slam it into the corners and you mash the gas and you kind of sling right back out of the corners. It’s a lot of fun to do that. It’s kind of an art. Some guys are really good at it, and some find a knack that makes them really good at it and make it seem easy."
Edwards described his frustration by finishing second, "I thought we'd be better matched with him, but he took off, and I just couldn't get back to him to race. My gut told me there was going to be another caution. If I had known that was the only shot I had, I might have raced a little harder."
Following the race, Kurt Busch becameleader with 150 points. Next, Edwards was second with 149, 11 points ahead of and Newman. Menard and Kyle Busch was placed fifth and sixth with 136 and 133 points. Johnson, , , and rounded out the top-ten point positions.
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