Sunday, June 14, 2015

Kurt Busch Wins Wet Race at Michigan

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kurt Busch won the rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Busch won a race that was delayed four times for rain during the shortened event.  Busch said the win was a testament to his team’s chemistry.
Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images
“It’s amazing when you have team chemistry at the level that we do,” Busch said.  “[Crew chief] Tony Gibson led these guys through a backup car and the pit crew was there giving their best.”

Busch was running second for a late-race restart, but leader Kyle Larson ran out of gas just three laps before the rain came for the final time.  Busch took the lead on lap 132 and never looked back on the way to his second victory of 2015.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling knowing what we went through, paced ourselves and found the lead towards the latter part of the race; and then the rain came in,” Busch said.  “Tony Gibson makes these guys work a little extra hard.  I always say thanks, I’m always there early with them, and it’s a great team chemistry feel.”

Unofficial results:

1. Kurt Busch
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Joey Logano
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Paul Menard
9. Trevor Bayne
10. Clint Bowyer
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Carl Edwards
13. Casey Mears
14. Ty Dillon
15. Kasey Kahne
16. Danica Patrick
17. Kyle Larson
18. Ryan Newman
19. Jimmie Johnson
20. Austin Dillon
21. Jeff Gordon
22. Aric Almirola
23. AJ Allmendinger
24. Ryan Blaney
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
26. Sam Hornish Jr.
27. Justin Allgaier
28. Tony Stewart
29. Kevin Harvick
30. Michael Annett
31. Landon Cassill
32. Cole Whitt
33. Brett Moffitt
34. Josh Wise
35. David Ragan
36. Greg Biffle
37. Jeb Burton
38. J.J. Yeley
39. Matt DiBenedetto
40. Mike Bliss
41. Alex Bowman
42. David Gilliland
43. Kyle Busch

Photo courtesy Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

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