Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History: Sweeps Camping World Truck and Nationwide Race

Mike JonesCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2009

As if Kyle Busch hasn't proved he is a quality driver before, he has taken it to a new level. For the first time in NASCAR history, a driver won two major NASCAR sanctioned events in one day.

Busch started off his day by winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series San Bernadina 200 in dominant fashion. He led 95 of 100 laps in the race, despite making a green flag pitstop with nine laps remaining.

Driving the No. 51 Billy Balew Toyota, Busch took the victory by over nine seconds in front of last week's Daytona winner, Todd Bodine.

After a brief break, Busch jumped into his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide car for the Stater Bros. 300. Much like the truck race, Busch took a dominating victory in his Toyota, winning by over 1.011 seconds, proving his success from last season was no fluke.

Carl Edwards finished second in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Ford, while Busch's JGR teammate, Joey Logano, finished third overall in the race. Brendan Gaughan finished ninth as the first non-Cup driver, while Steve Wallace finished second among Nationwide-only drivers and rounded out the top-10.

Busch took his 10th win the Truck Series and 22nd overall in the Nationwide Series. Heading into Sunday, Busch has the chance to be the first driver—once again—to sweep all three races in a single weekend. He starts 10th on Sunday and has been impressive in practice.

With wins in both races, Busch leads the Truck Series points. But more importantly his is keeping sponsorship on the No. 51 Billy Balew Toyota Tundra.

Before the season started, the team was struggling to secure full time sponsorship.