NASCAR: Kyle Busch collects 100th win on Saturday in New Hampshire

17 07 2011

Kyle Busch tied the all-time Nationwide Series win record at 49 and notched his 100th career major NASCAR win in Saturday afternoon’s New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Driving a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 26-year-old Las Vegas native led the last 33 of the 206 laps in winning the season’s fifth overtime race.

Fellow Cup stars Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne finished second and third, then full-time Nationwide drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola, Kenny Wallace and Michael Annett. Pole-winner Brad Keselowski–he tries to run every race in both series–was eighth. Nationwide regulars Steven Wallace and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top 10.

Busch has 14 wins this season: three in Cup, six in Nationwide and five in the Camping World Truck Series. His lifetime totals show 22 in Cup, 49 in Nationwide and 39 in the Truck Series. Only legendary Cup stars Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (106) reached triple-digits wins in major NASCAR races. The late Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip each had 97, Martin has 96, Jeff Gordon has 89, Bobby Allison 86, and Cale Yarborough 83.