Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indy Speedway
Kyle Busch capped a huge Indy weekend by winning the Brickyard on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory in the Brickyard 400. The victory was his second straight in the event and came a day after he won the pole and race in the Xfinity Series at IMS, and, the pole for the Cup race.
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“No, I guess I didn’t,” Busch said in Victory Circle after being asked if thought he would have such a dominating performance at the world’s most famous race track. “I hoped it would be like that and be that good.
“This Toyota was awesome today. Man, it was just so fast. Not even some of my teammates could challenge us.”
Busch, who had to survive a series of restarts over the final 10 laps, won by a comfortable 2.1 Read the full story »