Kurt Busch Wins His First of the Season
Even after missing the first three races of the season after being suspended by NASCAR under accusations of domestic violence, Kurt Busch has guaranteed himself a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Busch dominated Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway leading 291 of the 400 laps for his first win of the season and the 26th of his Cup career.
Pole sitter Joey Logano led the first 50 laps and 94 for the race, but Busch took the lead on lap 95 and was in command for nearly the rest of the way. For the third time in five races Kevin Harvick came in second. Jimmie Johnson came in third, Jamie McMurray took fourth and Logano completed the Top 5.
Chase Elliott, the son of 1988 Cup champion Bill Elliott finished 16th in just his second career Cup race.
The Richmond stop scheduled for Saturday night was rained out and was run on Sunday instead. The season continues next week at Talladega Motor Speedway.