Busch Returns To The Top With Win In Richmond
Kurt Busch led the most laps en route to his win at Richmond On Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three Sprint Cup Series races of the season, bounced all the way back on Sunday as he won the rain-delayed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first in over a year for Busch and his second since joining Stewart-Haas Racing prior to the 2014 season. The 2004 series champion led a race-best 291 laps at RIR.
“It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch, who has won two poles and not finished worse than 15th in his six 2015 races, said. “Total team effort. The way everything came together, it just seemed like we were building and building and building toward a great finish like this.”
It was career win No. 26 for Busch, who had to withdraw from the season-opening Daytona 500 and then sit out the next two races after he was accused of domestic abuse.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within,” Busch, who was cleaered of the abuse charges, said, “you go through troubles and when you’re accused of something Read the full story »