Qualifying for the Bubba Burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race took place at Richmond International Raceway this afternoon, with 18 Kyle Busch on the pole and 32 Reed Sorenson starting second. Kyle’s speed was 124.10 mph and 21.757 seconds. Only one driver had to go home. That being 90 Danny O’Quinn, Jr. In my opinion, all 44 cars should have been allowed to race. It seems silly to me to send one car home when all NASCAR had to do was fill the 22nd row. There are 22 rows, why not fill it when only 44 entered? But I’m only a fan.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series also had Coors Light pole qualifying for the Crown Royal Heath Calhoun 400 at RIR. And Kyle Busch will start from the pole again. His speed was 127.08 mph and 21.247 seconds. Max Papis, Michael McDowell and Dave Blaney all failed to qualify.
The Bubba Burger 250 was an exciting race. Kyle Busch, starting from the pole led laps in the beginning of the race. After the fourth caution, the leaders all pitted. Kyle had a long pit stop and lost four spots. 22 Brad Keselowski came out of the pit first to lead, and runs away with it. After the seventh caution Kyle beats 12 Justin Allgaier, who had a long pit, out of the pits. Keselowski was still leading.
The eighth caution came out with six to go when 98 Paul Menard had a flat tire and got into the wall. 18 and 12 stay out, while the rest pit for tires. And they have a Green,White, Checker restart. 27 Greg Biffle comes from fifth to make it four wide for the lead. 60 Carl Edwards jumped the restart and had to give the position back to 12. 60 then punted him back to 15th. 27 takes the lead. 22 and 27 battle for the lead. 22 takes the lead.
And 22 Brad Keselowski wins the Bubba Burger 250. That was an exciting race, as most are at Richmond International Raceway.
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