Kyle Busch wins at Charlotte, now he conquers all the race tracks
Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) wins the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s his fourth NASCAR Cup Series victory this year and the 47th Cup race triumph in a career. But, this victory has a bigger significance because Kyle Busch now has victories on all race tracks which are in use in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s the only man in the history of NASCAR to do that.
The driver of the #18 Toyota Camry previously won at Charlotte but never in a points-paying event. On Sunday evening, he did that in a dominant fashion, starting from pole, taking all stage wins and leading for 377 of 400 laps at 1.5-mile circuit. During the race, Busch also joined the club of drivers who led at least 15,000 laps.
He crossed the finish line 3.823 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr. in the #78 Furniture Row Racing’s Toyota. Denny Hamlin finished third in the #Joe Gibbs Racing’s #11 Toyota. Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was the best Ford drive in the fourth place, ahead of Jimmie Johnson’s Chevrolet in the fifth. Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed the top 10.
Kyle Busch extended his series lead to 67 points over Joey Logano, who finished just 22nd on Sunday.