Kyle Busch wins Prelude charity race

Kyle Busch wins Prelude charity race

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch signs autographs at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Busch will not be allowed to race in the Sprint Cup or Nationwide races at Texas after he deliberately wrecked championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Truck Series race. NASCAR announced its decision Saturday after a meeting with Busch and Joe Gibbs, his Sprint Cup car owner. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Posted on June 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Kyle Busch stayed out of trouble to win fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart's dirt-track charity race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway.

Wrecks reduced the 26-car field to 15 cars for the final 16 laps of the Prelude To The Dream on the half-mile oval owned by Stewart. Kasey Kahne was leading until he hit Bobby Labonte in Turn 3 after Labonte spun out. Busch was running second at the time, and took advantage for his first Prelude victory after four top-five finishes. Stewart, the defending Sprint Cup champion, finished second.

Twenty-six drivers, including 14 from the Sprint Cup series, competed in late-model stock cars in the 40-lap event that benefited Feed The Children with the net proceeds from the HBO pay-per-view telecast. Feed The Children also will send a food truck to the hometown or a city of choice of the top-10 finishers. The event has raised more than $3.5 million for various charities since its inception in 2005.


 

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