Kyle Busch made an even stronger statement in his bid to make the championship Chase Sunday. Busch made an untimely green flag stop when he thought he had a flat tire, then made a spectacular move to get back on the lead lap to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“This is such an awesome win and such an awesome comeback,” Busch said. “I just can’t say enough about everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing, the work that they’ve put in. Our cars are a lot better than what they were last year. It’s so much fun to win these races and to win with this group of guys – Adam Stevens (crew chief) and this bunch, all my pit crew since 2008, they deserve all this.”
The win was Busch’s third win in the last four races and in his eighth race back after missing the first 11 races of the season due to an injury. The win capped off another strong weekend for Joe Gibbs Racing as the team had the pole on Friday with Carl Edwards, and the victory in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday with Denny Hamlin. Three of their four cars finished inside the top 10 Sunday with Matt Kenseth finishing sixth, and Edwards seventh. Hamlin finished 14th. MORE>>>