NASCAR Kansas: Kyle Busch holds on to take victory

Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch to take NASCAR Sprint Cup glory at Kansas for the first time in his career

NASCAR Kansas: Kyle Busch holds on to take victory

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had to defend against the Stewart-Haas pair after they pitted for four tyres towards the end, when a late caution came out for Ricky Stenhouse who hit the wall coming out of the final corner.

Like Busch, Matt Kenseth also elected not to pit, but was unable to keep the hunters at bay on the way to his first top five finish of the season.

Pole man Martin Truex Jr led for the majority of the race (172 laps), but loose wheels after his second-to-last pitstop forced him to come back in, and after dropping down the order he ultimately finished 14th.

The only big drama in the race came when Denny Hamlin and Talladega winner Brad Keselowski made contact going three-wide with Kyle Larson, which spun them around and collected Joey Logano.

Both Logano and Hamlin were forced to retire along with Larson, who had been making good progress particularly on restarts up to that point.

Keselowski was able to continue and rounded out the top 10 behind Chase Elliott.

RESULTS - 267 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2h49m20.s
2 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 1.112s
3 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 2.723s
4 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4.139s
5 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 6.178s
6 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7.150s
7 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 7.884s
8 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 8.594s
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9.124s
10 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9.791s
11 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10.220s
12 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 10.625s
13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 10.898s
14 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10.902s
15 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 12.572s
16 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 13.077s
17 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 13.438s
18 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 2 Laps
19 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 2 Laps
20 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 2 Laps
21 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 2 Laps
22 Brian Scott Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 2 Laps
23 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 2 Laps
24 Chris Buescher Front Row Motorsports Ford 2 Laps
25 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3 Laps
26 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3 Laps
27 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 3 Laps
28 Michael McDowell Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 3 Laps
29 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 3 Laps
30 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 3 Laps
31 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 3 Laps
32 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Laps
33 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 10 Laps
34 Joey Gase Go FAS Racing Ford 10 Laps
35 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Accident
36 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet Suspension
37 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Accident
38 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford Accident
39 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 55 Laps
40 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Engine

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