Kyle Busch Wins Third Race of the Season
Kyle Busch celebrates his victory at New Hampshire Speedway [Youtube][/caption]
Kyle Busch's incredible comeback continues. After missing the first 11 races of the season with a broken leg and foot, Busch has won three of the last four races including Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire. After pitting earlier than the rest of the field for new tires, he took the lead on Lap 253 of 301 after the rest of the lead lap cars pitted one last time and held on to the finish.
There was only one crash in the race, and it came on the final lap when Alex Bowman hit the wall on Turn 2 allowing Busch to cross the finish line with both the yellow and checkered flags waving. Six other cautions in the race came for debris on the track.
So with his third win and second career victory at New Hampshire, Busch moves up to 33rd in the standings, 58 points back of 30th place David Gilliland. Busch has all the victories he needs to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, but he needs to finish 30th or better.
Despite leading a race-high 100 laps, Brad Keselowski was forced to settle for a second place finish. Kevin Harvick came in third with Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. completing the Top 5.
Next on the schedule is a trip to Indianapolis next Sunday.