Kyle Busch wins in California after wild NASCAR finish

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Monday 25th March, 2013 - 9:46am

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Kyle Busch take a bow at Fontana

Kyle Busch take a bow at Fontana

Kyle Busch has come out on top after a crazy finish involving Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to the Auto Club 400 at Fontana in California.

Busch had dominated most of the race, but it was Hamlin and Logano who were bouncing off each other for the lead on the final lap. Busch drove around the outside heading to the cheqaured flag, while the others crashed. Logano was able to bring his car to the line, while Hamlin made heavy contact with the inside wall.

Although Hamlin climbed from the car, he has been transported from the medical centre to a local hospital. At this time no report on any injuries to Hamlin, although he was awake and alert.

Logano then had to fend off Tony Stewart post-race who took exception to being blocked by the Penske driver on the final re-start.

His momentum broken by the block, Stewart fell through the field and finished 22nd. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran second, 1.261 seconds behind Busch.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose was 36th after having a tyre blow at high-speed. The whole rear of the car suffered damage and the Tasmanian was forced to the garage for repairs.

Here is the video of the wild finish

Video of Joey Logano and Tony Stewart post-race


Video of Ambrose incident


 

RESULTS: Auto Club 400

POS

Driver 

MFG 

Laps

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points/Bonus

1

Kyle Busch Toyota 200 125 Running 48/5

2

Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 200 0 Running 42/0

3

Joey Logano Ford 200 41 Running 42/1

4

Carl Edwards Ford 200 0 Running 40/0

5

Kurt Busch Chevrolet 200 0 Running 39/0

6

Greg Biffle Ford 200 0 Running 38/0

7

Matt Kenseth Toyota 200 10 Running 38/1

8

Paul Menard Chevrolet 200 0 Running 36/0

9

Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 200 0 Running 35/0

10

Ryan Newman Chevrolet 200 0 Running 34/0

11

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 200 0 Running 33/0

12

Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 200 0 Running 32/0

13

Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 200 1 Running 32/1

14

Aric Almirola Ford 200 0 Running 30/0

15

Casey Mears Ford 200 0 Running 29/0

16

AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 200 0 Running 28/0

17

Jeff Burton Chevrolet 200 0 Running 27/0

18

Martin Truex Jr Toyota 200 0 Running 26/0

19

Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 200 0 Running 25/0

20

Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 200 0 Running 24/0

21

Dave Blaney Chevrolet 200 0 Running 23/0

22

Tony Stewart Chevrolet 200 18 Running 23/1

23

Brad Keselowski Ford 200 0 Running 21/0

24

David Ragan Ford 200 1 Running 21/1

25

Denny Hamlin Toyota 199 3 Accident 20/1

26

Danica Patrick Chevrolet 199 0 Running 18/0

27

J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 199 0 Running 17/0

28

Bobby Labonte Toyota 198 0 Running 16/0

29

David Gilliland Ford 198 0 Running 15/0

30

Landon Cassill Chevrolet 194 0 Running 14/0

31

David Stremme Toyota 193 0 Running 13/0

32

Joe Nemechek Toyota 193 0 Running 0/0

33

David Reutimann Toyota 192 0 Oil Leak 11/0

34

Travis Kvapil Toyota 188 1 Running 11/1

35

Clint Bowyer Toyota 184 0 Engine 9/0

36

Marcos Ambrose Ford 182 0 Running 8/0

37

Mark Martin Toyota 179 0 Running 7/0

38

Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 169 0 Running 6/0

39

Timmy Hill Ford 108 0 Rear Gear 5/0

40

Josh Wise Ford 103 0 Overheating 0/0

41

Scott Riggs Ford 66 0 Vibration 3/0

42

Michael McDowell Ford 60 0 Vibration 2/0

43

Mike Bliss Toyota 44 0 Fuel Pump 0/0

 

SPRINT CUP STANDINGS 

Rank

Driver

Points

Wins

Starts

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 199 0 5 3 5 0

2

Brad Keselowski -12 0 5 4 4 0

3

Jimmie Johnson -16 1 5 2 3 0

4

Carl Edwards -35 1 5 3 3 0

5

Greg Biffle -35 0 5 0 2 0

6

Kyle Busch -36 1 5 3 3 1

7

Kasey Kahne -40 1 5 2 3 0

8

Paul Menard -45 0 5 0 3 0

9

Joey Logano -53 0 5 1 1 0

10

Denny Hamlin -54 0 5 1 1 1

11

Matt Kenseth -58 1 5 1 3 2

12

Ricky Stenhouse Jr -60 0 5 0 0 0

13

Kurt Busch -62 0 5 2 2 0

14

Clint Bowyer -62 0 5 1 2 1

15

Kevin Harvick -69 0 5 0 1 1

16

Jamie McMurray -74 0 5 0 1 0

17

Aric Almirola -74 0 5 0 0 1

18

Jeff Gordon -76 0 5 0 1 1

19

Martin Truex Jr -77 0 5 0 1 0

20

Ryan Newman -78 0 5 1 3 2

21

Casey Mears -81 0 5 0 0 0

22

Tony Stewart -91 0 5 0 1 0

23

Marcos Ambrose -92 0 5 0 0 0

 

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