Busch Continues to Roll, Wins at Bristol


Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon for his third victory of the season.

Busch took the lead when the other leaders pitted during a late caution.  On the restart, Busch had to hold off his older brother Kurt for the victory.

Kyle said it was fitting that the two brothers, who have 14 Bristol wins between them, would battle it out at the end.

“It was fun to battle out the brother there at the end,” Kyle said.  “I saw him working the top…and I was able to get up there and make some ground.”

Busch struggled with his car’s handling throughout the weekend, and was involved in a wreck on lap 1.  After fixing his car and fighting back through the field, Busch said his team got him the track position they needed at the right time.

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“This Skittles Camry wasn’t the best today,” Busch said.  “We made the most of not having the best and got everything we needed there at the end.”

Kurt Busch started 27th on Sunday, but after working his way through the field, he found himself chasing his brother for the victory.

Busch said his team gave him a car capable enough of winning, but that his car didn’t handle well until the tires warmed up.

“We struggled on taking off,” Busch said.  “I just can’t get that right-rear to grip until it’s got heat in it; it’s hard to be patient when you’re running for the win on old tires.”

“I really wanted to beat him…I was going to wreck him.  He’s already won, and I figured he could give a little love to his brother.”

Unofficial results:

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