BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Kasey Kahne passed Ryan Newman with eight laps to go and held off Jason Leffler to win the Busch Series
race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race was marred by a NASCAR scoring error against Kyle
Busch. That cost Busch a chance to run for the win. Busch was
penalized with 77 laps to go because NASCAR said he violated the
pit-road commitment line. He had to forfeit his second-place
position, a penalty NASCAR later said was incorrect.
But it was too late by then, as Busch had dropped all the way
back to 28th. Busch wound up fourth.
Also, Kasey Kahne has won the pole for tomorrow night's Sharpie 500 NASCAR race. He edged fellow Dodge driver Juan Pablo Montoya for the top spot. Kahne grabbed the pole with a lap of 119.805 miles per hour. This is his first pole since March 20th.
The third-fastest qualifier was Jamie McMurray while rookie
David Ragan was fourth with Dave Blaney fifth.