Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #12 Wurth Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images) Used with permission via NASCAR Media!

Sam Hornish Jr. Victorious In Las Vegas

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series made their third stop of the season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Sam’s Town 300. Kyle Busch has been the talk of the town since the teams arrived this weekend, but Saturday’s race was all about Sam Hornish Jr.

Hornish dominated the race, leading 114 laps on his way to his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Kyle Busch gave Hornish a run for his money with several late race charges, but Hornish was able to fight him off for the win.

“When you have a car that’s this good, you’re always worried something bad is going to happen or you’re going to get caught up in somebody else’s problem. It was just an awesome day,” Hornish said in his post-race interview. “It was tough to be patience but at the end of the day we knew that our car was really good and I feel like we could have taken some chances.”

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With the win Hornish also keeps his lead in the point standings. He is now nineteen points ahead of second place where Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, and Brian Scott are all three tied with 108 points.

Kyle Busch would finish second with Brian Vickers, Trevor Bayne, and Elliott Sadler rounding out the top-5.

It’s an impressive top-5 for Bayne who had some issues earlier in the race after battling for the lead with rookie Kyle Larson. Both would slam into the wall, but Larson took most of the damage.

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The top ten in the point standing after Las Vegas are now: Sam Hornish Jr., Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Brian Scott, Regan Smith, Austin Dillon, Brian Vickers, Trevor Bayne, Nelson Piquet Jr., and Alex Bowman.

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