Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing’s ninth consecutive Nationwide Series victory at Fontana, comfortably beating Sam Hornish Jr. for his third win in five races this season.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Toyotas haven’t lost a Nationwide race on their unofficial home track in Fontana, Calif., since 2007. Busch pushed ahead late in a back-and-forth duel with Nationwide points leader Hornish’s Ford to win his second consecutive Nationwide race.
What’s more, Parker Kligerman drove his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to a fourth-place finish. Regan Smith was third, and Austin Dillon came in fifth ahead of Kyle Larson.
Felipe Massa will start from second in today’s Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang after qualifying ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso for the fourth race in a row. That’s good news for a Ferrari team looking for its first title since 2007.
Massa has struggled since fracturing his skull in a crash at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009. He hasn’t won a race since the injury. In 2011, he became the first Ferrari driver to go a full season without a podium finish, leading to speculation the team would replace him.
Three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won pole position.