Kyle Busch drove an unfamiliar power plant through the field during Wednesday night's Prelude to the Dream Late Model dirt race at Eldora Speedway to earn his first victory at Tony Stewart's track.
Busch was driving the car and engine of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Scott Bloomquist in the charity race that benefits Feed The Children. Bloomquist is a Roush Yates engine and performance products customer that has won four races so far this season. Stewart, promoter of the event, finished second.
"Whether you beat Tony Stewart or whether you beat Jimmy Johnson or whoever, it's still a lot of fun to race this race," said Busch. "Tony has turned this into a huge ordeal."
Busch won the race by staying out of trouble and having one of the fastest cars on the track. Wrecks took out 11 cars of the 26 car field, leaving only 15 cars for the final restart. Fellow Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne was leading until he ran into Bobby Labonte after a spin in turn three. Busch was running second at the time and capitalized on the opportunity en route to winning the 40-lap race.
"I felt like our car's always been the best car in the long run, especially through traffic," said Busch. "It was definitely exciting getting through traffic. That's what makes this place fun."
Bloomquist will be back in the car for the Dream at Eldora on Saturday night.
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