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Kyle Busch Wins 400 At Kansas Speedway


Capitalizing on pit strategy that kept him on track to stay at the front and some late race misfortunes from Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch was able to conquer Kansas Speedway for the first time in Sprint Cup, rallying late to win Saturday night’s 400.

This was Kyle Busch’s 37th career win and his 3rd of the season. There are only two tracks remaining where the defending series champion hasn’t won in NASCAR’s premier series: Charlotte Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, and rookie Ryan Blaney round out the top 5.

Other storylines from Saturday’s 400 at Kansas Speedway include:

  • Martin Truex Jr’s bad luck continued Saturday. Truex Jr., who led 172 laps and seemed to have a winning car until he pitted on Lap 211 for what he believed to be a loose wheel. The mistake cost him yet another chance to punch his ticket into the Chase.
  • On Lap 241, Denny Hamlin tried to go three-wide between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson. Hamlin and Keselowski both spun without making contact. Hamlin washed up the track and was hit by Joey Logano, who couldn’t avoid Hamlin’s car. Hamlin finished 37th, while Logano finished 38th.

NASCAR’s finest head to Dover International Speedway next Sunday for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism.



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