N.C. Education Lottery 200

By Nathan Butler

Going into the N.C. Education Lottery 200, I knew there were going to be cautions, but did anyone seriously think there would be one every ten laps? This race was merely dominated by our pole sitter, Timothy Peters, in the beginning of the race, but the luck turned bad pretty quick. Todd Bodine brought out the first caution of the day (lap 9), spun out all by himself, and from then on, we were doomed!

Kyle Busch overcame much adversity in this race, to win back to back N.C. Education Lottery 200 races. Kyle spun out about half way through the race, and battled his way through the field. Kyle passed race leader Clint Bowyer with 7 laps left. Clint battled back after being passed, but nudging the wall on the front stretch was not enough to clinch that P1 spot. While the difference was only 0.317sec, it was sure interesting!

It was an eventful day to say the least for the 18 machines, all led by no other than Kyle “Rowdy” Busch. Kyle won the pole for the Sprint All Star race Saturday night, and clinched the win during the NCWTS Race.

Besides the top 2 cup series drivers in today’s race, one can’t argue the impressive performance Cole Whitt had. Cole finished P3, in one of his best finishes thus far in the 2011 NCWTS Season. James Buscher also had an impressive run finishing P4.

Next Up: Kansas June 4th