Brickyard 400: Kyle Busch takes another NASCAR Sprint Cup win

Kyle Busch maintained his remarkable run of form to win the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis for the first time and take his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win

Brickyard 400: Kyle Busch takes another NASCAR Sprint Cup win

Busch took the lead away from Kevin Harvick at a restart with eight laps to go and held on through two further caution periods, resisting the attention of Joey Logano at a green-white-chequered finish.

Logano had taken the lead at the start of the race from second on the grid, going around the outside of Carl Edwards at Turn 2.

He sat second to Harvick with 40 laps remaining when the leaders pitted for the final time, under caution.

Having been fourth, Busch led the race off pit road and rejoined fifth behind those who stayed out.

Once that out-of-sequence quartet had stopped by the time the race went under caution for the sixth time due to debris, it was Harvick who returned to the lead after making a good comeback from a slow stop, ahead of Edwards and Busch.

Busch took second at the restart that followed, and after the seventh caution for a Dale Earnhardt Jr spin, he snatched the lead from Harvick thanks to a push from Logano.

The penultimate caution came with five laps left due to debris, after which Harvick made a poor restart and fell to fourth behind Logano and Martin Truex Jr.

Trevor Bayne spun to set up the green-white-chequered, with Busch holding on to take his and Toyota's first Brickyard win, ending a 12-year Chevrolet streak in the race.

It brings Busch up to within two places and 23 points of the 30th position he needs to make the Chase.

Harvick repassed Truex to finish third, with Denny Hamlin fifth and Clint Bowyer recovering from an early spin to take sixth.

Matt Kenseth was seventh ahead of Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski.

Edwards finished up 13th after pitting when he lost second to Busch with 10 laps to go.

Five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon had a tough final race at Indianapolis after hitting the wall in avoidance of a spinning Bowyer on the first restart at the 50-lap mark.

He was initially able to continue despite heavy damage but ended up 53 laps down, hurting his chances of making the Chase on points.

RESULTS - 164 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3h06m51.s
2 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 0.332s
3 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 1.517s
4 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 2.035s
5 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2.476s
6 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 3.259s
7 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3.855s
8 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 3.944s
9 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4.014s
10 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 4.110s
11 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4.585s
12 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 4.843s
13 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4.960s
14 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5.288s
15 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5.547s
16 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5.706s
17 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 6.124s
18 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6.320s
19 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6.614s
20 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 7.438s
21 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 7.541s
22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7.997s
23 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 8.674s
24 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8.679s
25 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8.725s
26 Landon Cassill Hillman Smith Motorsports Chevrolet 8.835s
27 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 9.150s
28 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 9.241s
29 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 1 Lap
30 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 2 Laps
31 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 2 Laps
32 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 2 Laps
33 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 2 Laps
34 Brett Moffitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 2 Laps
35 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3 Laps
36 Brian Scott Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3 Laps
37 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 3 Laps
38 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 3 Laps
39 J.J. Yeley BK Racing Toyota 4 Laps
40 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford Accident
41 Timmy Hill Phil Parsons Racing Ford 53 Laps
42 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 54 Laps
43 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet Engine


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