Kyle Busch Wins and Makes NASCAR History
Heading into the weekend the only track that Kyle Busch hadn't won a Cup points race was Charlotte Motor Speedway. He took care of that in a big way dominating the Coca-Cola 600 for his fourth win of the season and 47th of his career.
Busch started from the pole and led an incredible 377 of the 400 laps, swept all four stages and won by a margin of almost four seconds over second-place Martin Truex, Jr. And by winning at Charlotte, Busch becomes the first driver in NASCAR history to win at every Cup track in which he's started a race.
Think of that. Jimmie Johnson has won 83 races, but not at every track. Jeff Gordon won 94, but not at every track. Same with Hall of Famers David Pearson, Darryl Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough. Not even Richard Petty who won 200 races in his career. None of them were able to win at every track. Kyle Busch did.
With his 47th victory Busch moves ahead of Hall of Fame driver Buck Baker into 15th spot on the sport's all-time list. He's just two back of Tony Stewart.
Busch's teammate Denny Hamlin came in third, nearly 13 and a half seconds behind the winner. Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson completed the Top 5. Only nine drivers finished on the lead lap.
Kevin Harvick has won five races this season and he was looking for his third straight win, but that goal ended quickly. A flat tire sent his car into the wall putting his car in the garage for the rest of the race.
Next week's race is at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.