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Busch Wins On The Milwaukee Mile
September 1st 2008 - Busch Captures Wisconsin All-Star Win At The Mile
August 24, 2008
By John Wiedemann - RacingWisconsin.com
(Special to Broncos Pitstop)

West Allis, WI - The hottest driver in NASCAR traveled to Milwaukee and
spoiled the homecoming party of Wisconsin's Matt Kenseth. Taking control of
the 100 mile race in the second 50 lap segment, Kyle Busch scored the win in
the ASA Midwest Tour Wisconsin All-Star 100 with Matt Kenseth Race on Sunday
at the Milwaukee Mile.



Busch had the fastest time in qualifying but was relegated to the eleventh
starting position due to the inversion. Wasting no time, Busch sliced his
way through traffic and ready to take the lead away from Jefff Storm after
only eight laps. With a three wide pass of Storm and Mark Kraus at the
flagstand, Busch shot into the lead.



Kenseth chased closely behind Busch and moved into the second spot. As the
handling seemed to go away on Busch's Toyota, Kenseth's Ford closed in and
took over the top spot with six laps remaining in the first 50 lap segment.



Also charging through the field was the black number 52 driven by Wausau's
Chris Wimmer. At the end of the first segment Wimmer had moved into the
fourth spot.



When the green flag flew starting the final segment of the race, Kenseth led
the field followed by Busch, Kraus, Wimmer and Dean Corneilus.



Changes made to Busch's Toyota during the break seemed to be the right ones
as he quickly dispatched Kenseth a lap after the restart. From that point
on to the finish, Busch had the race in hand.



It took Wimmer only six laps to move into second, passing both Kraus and
Kenseth, but his ride was no match for the leader as Busch stretched the gap
between them as the race moved on.



The one and only caution period of the race, for debris on lap 69, closed
the field up to start the final 30 laps of the race. On the restart, Busch
again pulled away leaving Wimmer to race with series point leader Dan
Fredrickson. Fredrickson had moved past Kenseth for third right before the
caution flag flew and now had his sights set on second. Wimmer was able to
hold off Fredrickson's advances as the top four cars freight trained away
from the rest of the field. Fredrickson's run with the top pack ended when
he was forced into the pits with engine issues on lap 87.



When the checkers flew, it was Busch crossing the finish line first followed
by Wimmer and Kenseth. Kraus held on to finish fourth and Corneilus
completed the top five. Todd Kluever made his return to the Mile
successful, finishing sixth with Wisconsin drivers Tim Schendel and Kyle
Calmes seventh and eigth. Minnesota drivers followed with series rookie
Nick Murgic and Jonathan Eilen rounding out the top ten. Fredrickson had to
settle for a 29th place finish after his engine problems put him four laps
behind.
 
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