Busch Brothers Duel in Kentucky


Kurt Busch won the Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night,

Busch took the lead after the final restart of overtime, and he outran his younger brother Kyle to get to victory lane.

Last weekend, Busch lost the lead during a lightning delay that ended the race at Daytona, and he said this race made up for the loss last weekend.

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“When we got the yellow at the end, that put us back in it,” Busch said.  “Last week was whatever, because this week we got the trophy.”

Busch has had a strong car on 1.5 mile tracks throughout the season, but was winless coming into Saturday’s race.

The victory was the first for Busch with the new team, and he said the victory was a first for many on the team.

“A lot of first wins with this group of guys,” Busch said.  “The way that we got together and had speed, we just weren’t competing…now we’re all winners.”

Kyle Busch said he was disappointing in finishing second in a close finish to his older brother.

“It was a thriller, just unfortunate that we were on the wrong end of the deal,” Busch said.  “It’s obviously cool to put on great races and great finishes.  Been a part of a lot of them…in fact none with my brother.”

Unofficial results:

  1. Kurt Busch
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Erik Jones
  4. Kyle Larson
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Daniel Suarez
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Chris Buescher
  11. Paul Menard
  12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  13. Ryan Blaney
  14. Aric Almirola
  15. Chase Elliott
  16. Matt DiBenedetto
  17. Alex Bowman
  18. William Byron
  19. Martin Truex Jr.
  20. Brad Keselowski
  21. Ryan Preece
  22. Kevin Harvick
  23. Bubba Wallace
  24. Daniel Hemric
  25. Michael McDowell
  26. Ty Dillon
  27. Matt Tifft
  28. Corey LaJoie
  29. David Ragan
  30. Jimmie Johnson
  31. Ross Chastain
  32. Landon Cassill
  33. Bayley Currey
  34. Quin Houff
  35. Austin Dillon
  36. BJ McLoed