The NASCAR Nationwide Series is off for the next couple of weekends, but during that time, here's a look back at the circuit's most recent race -- the Oct. 11 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (be sure to check out the slideshow on the left side of the page).
Kyle Busch visited victory lane at Charlotte on Friday after taking the lead from Sam Hornish with about eight laps remaining in the 200-lap race to claim his seventh series win at the track. Austin Dillon also got by Hornish in the closing laps to finish second, while Hornish wound up third.
Hornish and Dillon, the two top championship contenders, each led laps, and with Hornish claiming a bonus point for leading the most laps to match the extra point Dillon earned for finishing a position higher, the two raced to a draw, championship wise.
Meanwhile, Busch started on the pole and led the first six laps before Hornish took the lead and turned in a dominating performance for the first half of the race. Busch fell back several position throughout the first 100 laps as he dealt with handling issues.
Regan Smith, Alex Bowman and Nelson Piquet Jr. stayed out during a caution for track position just past the halfway point of the race. While Bowman and Piquet fell back on the restart, Smith was able to remain up front until having to head down pit road for a green-flag pit stop with about 60 laps to go.
After Smith pitted, Kyle Larson inherited the lead. Larson continued to lead until a slow pit stop during the fifth and final caution of the race that came out with just over 40 laps remaining.
Busch got off pit road first and Dillon second to restart the race on the front row. As soon as the race returned to green, Hornish moved up to second and then with 20 laps remaining, got by Busch for the lead.
“We had a lot of work to get the car tightened up,” Hornish said of his absence from the front of the field for much of the second half of the race.
Busch was able to retake the lead with eight laps to go. Three laps later, Dillon got by Hornish for second.
“I lost the lead and didn’t thing I would win the thing,” Busch said.
Kevin Harvick finished fourth and Matt Kenseth was fifth. Finishing sixth through 10th were Justin Allgaier, Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne, Parker Kligerman and Michael Annett.