INDIANAPOLIS- Right now, Kyle Busch doesn’t just own Indianapolis. It feels as if he owns all of NASCAR.
Story by Dylan St Clair
Busch drove his car into the victory circle on Sunday, taking home the trophy for the Brickyard 400. It was a dominant performance in Indianapolis for Busch, who not only took home his third straight Sprint Cup win, he swept the weekend by also winning the Xfinity race on Saturday.
Injury has prevented Busch from remaining in full contention for a spot in the NASCAR Playoffs, suffering a broken leg and ankle during a February wreck at the Daytona Xfinity race. After a speedy 12-week recovery process and two crashes in the two weeks returning from his healed bones, Busch has won four of the last five Sprint Cup races, including three straight at Kentucky, New Hampshire and Sunday at Indianapolis.
Because of his successful run of recent, Busch sits only 23 points behind 30th-ranked Justin Allgaier, the final spot in the Playoffs.
With 10-laps remaining in Saturday’s contest, Kyle Busch closed the distance on Ryan Blaney and made the pass on the final restart to net him the first of his two weekend victories. The separation between first and second was a margin of 0.421 seconds.
There are only six races remaining before the playoff field is set in stone, giving Busch the opportunity to continue climbing the ladder for a higher Chase position. Sunday, the Sprint Cup will be at Pocono Raceway in the Windows 10 400.