Kyle Busch wins at Kentucky

Kyle Busch takes his second win in the last three races

Kyle Busch takes his second win in the last three races

Kyle Busch’s push for a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase has continued with victory at the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch got by Joey Logano with 20 laps to go to win his second Sprint Cup race of the year and the 31st of his career.

Busch was the dominant driver of the race leading 163 of 267 laps.

“That right there is what we’ve got to do,” said Busch.

“Just to score as many points as we possibly can. To score those wins, that’s what’s going to get us to where we need to be. We led the most laps and we won the race, so that’s all you can score. We’ll just continue to push on and thrive.”

Logano held on to finish second in his Team Penske Ford, followed by Busch’s teammates, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. In his final appearance at Kentucky, Jeff Gordon was seventh.

With the victory, Busch became the fifth driver this season to win multiple races, joining Jimmie Johnson, Kyle’s brother Kurt, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The younger Busch still must race his way into the top 30 in points to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

On a night that featured 11 caution periods (a record for Kentucky) one of the talking points was when Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had fought brake issues all night, tapped Danica Patrick.

VIDEO: Busch wins in Kentucky

VIDEO:Victory Lane

 

RESULTS: Quaker State 400 РKentucky Speedway 

POS. CAR # DRIVER MANUFACTURER STARTING POS. LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 9 267 163 Running 48 5
2 22 Joey Logano Ford 4 267 23 Running 43 1
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 267 13 Running 42 1
4 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 20 267 1 Running 41 1
5 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 16 267 0 Running 39 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 2 267 62 Running 39 1
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 3 267 0 Running 37 0
8 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15 267 0 Running 36 0
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 6 267 0 Running 35 0
10 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 13 267 0 Running 34 0
11 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 17 267 0 Running 33 0
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford 12 267 0 Running 32 0
13 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 28 267 0 Running 31 0
14 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 7 267 0 Running 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 14 267 0 Running 29 0
16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 27 267 0 Running 28 0
17 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 5 267 0 Running 27 0
18 55 David Ragan Toyota 25 267 0 Running 26 0
19 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 30 267 0 Running 25 0
20 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 26 267 2 Running 25 1
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 10 267 0 Running 23 0
22 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 18 267 0 Running 22 0
23 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 21 267 0 Running 21 0
24 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 32 267 0 Running 20 0
25 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 11 267 0 Running 19 0
26 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 24 267 0 Running 18 0
27 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19 266 0 Running 17 0
28 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 36 266 0 Running 0 0
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 34 266 0 Running 15 0
30 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 29 266 0 Running 14 0
31 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 31 266 2 Running 14 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt Ford 38 266 0 Running 12 0
33 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 22 265 0 Running 11 0
34 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 23 265 0 Running 10 0
35 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 1 265 0 Running 9 0
36 62 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 42 264 1 Running 9 1
37 35 Cole Whitt Ford 33 264 0 Running 7 0
38 32 Will Kimmel III Ford 40 263 0 Running 6 0
39 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota 41 260 0 Running 0 0
40 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 43 247 0 Running 4 0
41 26 Jeb Burton Toyota 35 175 0 Suspension 3 0
42 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 39 145 0 Accident 2 0
43 98 Josh Wise Ford 37 17 0 Accident 1 0

 

STANDINGS 

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Kevin Harvick 692 Leader 18 2 12 16 0
2 Jimmie Johnson 624 -68 18 4 10 13 0
3 Joey Logano 624 -68 18 1 10 13 0
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr 616 -76 18 2 9 11 1
5 Martin Truex Jr 596 -96 18 1 5 14 2
6 Brad Keselowski 559 -133 18 1 3 10 1
7 Jamie McMurray 556 -136 18 0 2 7 1
8 Kurt Busch 542 -150 15 2 7 10 0
9 Matt Kenseth 540 -152 18 1 6 10 1
10 Jeff Gordon 537 -155 18 0 2 10 1
11 Denny Hamlin 522 -170 18 1 5 8 1
12 Kasey Kahne 513 -179 18 0 2 6 1
13 Paul Menard 509 -183 18 0 2 4 1
14 Ryan Newman 497 -195 18 0 4 10 1
15 Clint Bowyer 490 -202 18 0 1 6 0
16 Aric Almirola 473 -219 18 0 1 1 1
17 Carl Edwards 449 -243 18 1 2 3 2
18 Greg Biffle 420 -272 18 0 1 2 0
19 Kyle Larson 404 -288 17 0 1 5 3
20 Casey Mears 399 -293 18 0 0 1 2
21 Austin Dillon 398 -294 18 0 0 2 2
22 Danica Patrick 396 -296 18 0 0 2 1
23 AJ Allmendinger 370 -322 18 0 0 2 3
24 David Ragan 362 -330 18 0 1 1 2
25 Trevor Bayne 350 -342 18 0 0 2 1
26 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 344 -348 18 0 1 1 1
27 Sam Hornish Jr 343 -349 18 0 0 2 2
28 Tony Stewart 342 -350 18 0 0 1 3
29 Justin Allgaier 306 -386 18 0 0 1 3
30 Cole Whitt 287 -405 18 0 0 0 1
31 David Gilliland 282 -410 18 0 0 0 2
32 Brett Moffitt 245 -447 15 0 0 1 0
33 Alex Bowman 242 -450 17 0 0 0 2
34 Michael Annett 208 -484 18 0 0 0 1
35 Kyle Busch 200 -492 7 2 2 3 2
36 Josh Wise 186 -506 17 0 0 1 4
37 Matt DiBenedetto 184 -508 15 0 0 0 1
38 Michael McDowell 111 -581 8 0 0 0 0
39 Jeb Burton 108 -584 14 0 0 0 3
40 Alex Kennedy 71 -621 8 0 0 0 0
41 Bobby Labonte 39 -653 3 0 0 0 1
42 Brian Vickers 32 -660 2 0 0 0 0
43 Reed Sorenson 31 -661 3 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 26 -666 2 0 0 0 0
45 Mike Wallace 8 -684 1 0 0 0 0
46 Will Kimmel III 6 -686 1 0 0 0 0
47 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -690 1 0 0 0 1
48 Ryan Blaney 0 -692 6 0 1 1 3
49 Landon Cassill 0 -692 18 0 0 0 4
50 Brian Scott 0 -692 5 0 0 0 3
51 Ty Dillon 0 -692 4 0 0 0 0
52 J.J. Yeley 0 -692 17 0 0 0 3
53 Regan Smith 0 -692 4 0 0 0 0
54 Chase Elliott 0 -692 3 0 0 0 0
55 Matt Crafton 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
56 Johnny Sauter 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
57 Chris Buescher 0 -692 5 0 0 0 0
58 Boris Said 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
59 Brendan Gaughan 0 -692 8 0 0 0 2
60 Justin Marks 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
61 Mike Bliss 0 -692 8 0 0 0 0
62 Joe Nemechek 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
63 Travis Kvapil 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
64 Joey Gase 0 -692 2 0 0 0 1
65 Jeff Green 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
66 Erik Jones 0 -692 1 0 0 0 0
67 Tanner Berryhill 0 -692 0 0 0 0 0

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