March 23, 2013; Fontana, CA, USA; Nationwide Series driver Kyle Busch (54) celebrates in victory lane after winning the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch Continues Joe Gibbs Racing Dominance at Fontana


Something about Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Nationwide Series program is clicking when the series travels Fontana to race at Auto Club Speedway.

Yesterday, three drivers had a chance to deliver a record setting ninth consecutive win: Kyle Busch, Elliott Sadler, or Brian Vickers. One of them did just that.

Yesterday, Kyle Busch won the race in his No. 54 Monster Toyota Camry to give Coach Joe Gibbs his ninth consecutive win in the Nationwide Series at Auto Club Speedway. Not only did Busch keep the record alive, but Busch himself earned his sixth win for Gibbs at the track. It was also Busch’s fourth consecutive win in Fontana when driving for Gibbs.

Remember, last season Busch drove the same car for the same sponsors, but raced for his own team, Kyle Busch Motorsports. Joey Logano won the race driving for Joe Gibbs Racing last season.

The streak began in 2008 with Tony Stewart winning in February. Kyle Busch would win the next two races starting with the fall race it Auto Club. Logano would claim the fall race of 2009 to stop Kyle Busch’s streak, but that wouldn’t last long as Busch would take over the streak. In 2012, while Busch was not driving for Coach Gibbs, Logano would win the race, but returning in 2013 saw Rowdy returning to victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Auto Club lost it’s second race on the schedule after the 2010 season because of the lack of ticket sales.

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