Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back in New Hampshire

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the 5-Hour Energy 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

The win was Busch’s third of the season, and it helped move him closer to the top 30 in points and a Chase berth.  Busch, now just 58 points behind 30th place, said the possibility of making the Chase is getting more real every week.
Photo courtesy Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
“This is such an awesome win, such an awesome comeback,” Busch said.  “Every week it’s been getting better and better.  It’s certainly the right thing to do to win races and to gather these points.”

During the race Busch found himself a lap down after he pitted for what he thought was a flat tire, but he raced his way back onto the lead lap before a caution came out on lap 250.  Busch said that passing Kevin Harvick to get his lap back was the pass that got him to victory lane.

“I just drove as hard as I could when I got off pit road, and I knew I needed to get those guys,” Busch said.  “The 4 [of Harvick] and the 2 [of Brad Keselowski] were the class of the field today.  I felt like our car was a close third.”

“Just winning these things, it’s just spectacular.”

Unofficial results:

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

Photo courtesy Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images

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