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Kyle Busch Stays Perfect in SRX With Win at Berlin

Kyle Busch became the first driver to win back-to-back SRX events since Tony Stewart in 2021 with his win Thursday night at Berlin Raceway.


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For the second time in as many weeks, Kyle Busch went to victory lane in the Camping World SRX Series. This time, the win came at Berlin Raceway on Thursday night.

Busch took the lead from Helio Castroneves with 25 laps to go in the main event, making the move around the outside of the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner. Busch maintained his lead from there, including holding off Brad Keselowski on a restart with eight laps to go.

Having won multiple Late Model races at Berlin in his career, Busch parlayed that experience into Thursday’s triumph.

“The restart was really good,” said Busch. “Being here before, knowing what to expect, all that sort of stuff. I thought about restarting in fourth, and then I was like don’t change it up now. Just stick with what I’ve been doing all night.”

With the win, Busch became the first driver to win consecutive SRX races since Tony Stewart won rounds two and three of the 2021 season at Knoxville Raceway and Eldora Raceway. While he is not scheduled to make any more SRX starts in 2023, Busch hopes to make more appearances in the future and add to his win total

“I’d love to come back. This is my two-for-two. I’m out for the year, but the rest of these guys can put on a show for you.”

Keselowski finished second, with Ryan Newman, Marco Andretti and Hailie Deegan rounding out the top five. Newman's points lead is now at 33 points over Keselowski, with Marco Andretti one point behind Keselowski in third.

Keselowski won the first heat, taking the lead from Busch in the final 10 laps after a battle between the two Cup champions. Former NASCAR Xfinity Series and Craftsman Truck Series champion Johnny Benson, making his SRX debut at his home track, finished third.

After a brief rain delay, the second heat race was shortened to 25 laps or 12 minutes. Using the outside line to his benefit, Newman charged to the win in the second heat ahead of Ken Schrader and Deegan.

With its four pavement races of the season complete, SRX will hit the dirt for the final two rounds of the year. Next week, the series heads to Eldora Speedway before closing out the year at Lucas Oil Speedway.

-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America

SRX at Berlin Main Event Results

1351Kyle BuschFlorida Panthers100--Running--
226Brad KeselowskiCamping World1000.783Running22
3139Ryan NewmanSouth Point1001.262Running20
4101Marco AndrettiCamping World1002.137Running18
555Hailie DeeganGood Sam1002.401Running16
6752Ken SchraderFederated Auto Parts1003.212Running14
71214Tony StewartBass Pro Shops1003.572Running12
8606Helio CastronevesPurdue University1004.641Running--
9918Bobby LabonteSport Clips Haircuts1005.246Running8
1044Kevin HarvickSouth Point1005.369Running--
11119Kasey KahneCaymus Vineyards1005.535Running--
12810Johnny Benson Jr.Berger Chevrolet10012.416Running--

Heat Race 1 Results

136Brad KeselowskiCamping World30--Running12
2151Kyle BuschFlorida Panthers300.394Running--
3210Johnny Benson Jr.Berger Chevrolet301.356Running--
4939Ryan NewmanSouth Point301.592Running9
5806Helio CastronevesPurdue University302.061Running--
654Kevin HarvickSouth Point302.805Running--
741Marco AndrettiCamping World303.474Running6
8105Hailie DeeganGood Sam303.673Running5
9618Bobby LabonteSport Clips Haircuts303.965Running4
101252Ken SchraderFederated Auto Parts304.218Running3
11119Kasey KahneCaymus Vineyards304.652Running--
12714Tony StewartBass Pro Shops305.356Running1

Heat Race 2 Results

1939Ryan NewmanSouth Point25--Running12
2352Ken SchraderFederated Auto Parts250.215Running11
355Hailie DeeganGood Sam250.339Running10
474Kevin HarvickSouth Point250.630Running--
5418Bobby LabonteSport Clips Haircuts251.316Running8
6126Brad KeselowskiCamping World251.950Running7
7806Helio CastronevesPurdue University252.130Running--
81151Kyle BuschFlorida Panthers252.343Running--
961Marco AndrettiCamping World252.491Running4
101010Johnny Benson Jr.Berger Chevrolet253.543Running--
1129Kasey KahneCaymus Vineyards253.747Running--
12114Tony StewartBass Pro Shops254.701Running1