LOUDON, N.H. (AP/WVLT) -- Kyle Busch grabbed a souvenir for the victory lap he'd perfected 99 times before: A white "100" flag that rippled out the window of the Number 18 Toyota, one special number and a giant slice of NASCAR history.
Whether purists like it or not, Busch joined an elite list in auto racing history, becoming the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races.
Busch's victory Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway also tied him with Mark Martin for first place in career Nationwide Series victories with 49. Busch has 22 wins in Sprint Cup and 29 in the Trucks Series.
It might not even be his biggest win this weekend if Busch can win the Sprint Cup race Sunday.
It might be hard to remember if Busch reaches his eventual goal of winning 200 races.
Knoxville's Trevor Bayne finished 13th. Bayne was running in the top ten late in the race when he was involved in a wreck.
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