Busch makes history at Daytona

Busch makes history at Daytona

Credit: JASEN VINLOVE / USA TODAY Sports

Feb 21, 2014; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Busch (51) celebrates after winning the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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by DOUG KUFNER / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 11:52 AM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It's been a great start to the 2014 NASCAR Season for the guys at Joe Gibbs Racing, and Kyle Busch added to it Friday Night.

Busch edged Timothy Peters at the line by .016 seconds to win the Camping World Trucks NextEra Energy Resources 250. It was the eighth closest finish in the history of Daytona International Speedway.

"I wasn't sure I was going to win this one at all," Busch said. "As soon as I broke the plane, I was like, ‘Oh Boy! This might be it.' Then I was like, ‘I hope there's not somebody below the 17 (Peters). If there's somebody down there, they might beat us all to the line.' Man it worked out right."

The win means Busch is the first driver to win an ARCA, Trucks, Nationwide and Sprint Cup race at Daytona.

Racing continues Saturday afternoon with the Drive for COPD 300 at Daytona. Turner Scott Motorsports driver Dylan Kwasniewski won the pole Friday and will lead the field out at 1:15 p.m.
 

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