Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kyle Busch Continues to Dominate, Wins at Indianapolis

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Busch continued his domination of the Sprint Cup Series, picking up his fourth victory in five races on Sunday.  Busch said the win was one of the biggest of his career.

“Nothing better than being in victory lane for one of my biggest wins of my career here,” Busch said.  “And sweeping the weekend, even bigger yet.”

Photo courtesy Adam Niemeyer
Busch, who missed the first 11 races of the season after being injured at Daytona, now finds himself just 23 points out of the top 30 in points.  Busch said his team can definitely contend for the championship if he can meet the top 30 requirement.

“We’re definitely a championship-contending team, and we just got to be championship-eligible.”

Not everyone left Indianapolis happy, however.  Hometown favorite Jeff Gordon, who was making his final start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, crashed early in the event.  He was able to continue on in the race, but he finished 42nd after his car failed to maintain the minimum speed and he was forced to the garage.

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Sean Gardner

Thanks to Adam Niemeyer for the picture of Kyle Busch used in this story.  To see more of Adam's work, check out his blog.

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