Back-To-Back Wins For Busch
Bristol, TN – Kyle Busch stood on the hood of his No. 18 Toyota shaking his fists as the snow began falling around him. It was that kind of a long weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch won the rain-delayed race at the half-mile track on a cold, dark Monday for his second straight Cup Series victory. He also won last weekend at Texas.
Busch has the momentum three weeks prior to the Cup race at Dover International Speedway. The driver of the 18 car won the 2017 fall race at the Monster Mile.
Busch passed Kyle Larson with five laps remaining following a restart with 22 laps left.
It was Busch’s 45th career Cup win and marks the fifth time that he has won back-to-back races. It also was Busch’s seventh win at Bristol.
A frustrated Larson finished second while Jimmie Johnson was third, earning his first top-five finish of the season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fourth and Alex Bowman finished fifth.
Larson led 200 of the 500 laps but had to hold off Busch and Stenhouse after the last restart. He did for a while, but Busch passed him and began to pull away.
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)