Kyle Busch scored an emotional win to cap his season long comeback Sunday. Busch led the final laps at Sonoma Raceway to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 wresting the lead from Jimmie Johnson with five laps to go. It was Busch’s 30th career win and his first since returning after missing the first 11 races of the season after being injured in the season opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona. It was a day filled with pit stop strategy that haunted some, and in the end gave Busch his win. Here’s how it all went down Sunday at Sonoma:
Polesitter AJ Allmendinger had to yield to second place starter Kurt Busch by turn 2 on the 11 turn course after the green flew. Busch led the first lap followed by Allmendinger, Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon. Gordon was able to slide past Kenseth for fourth at turn 10 on lap 4; he went to third on lap 9.
By lap 11, Kurt Busch had a 2.1 second lead. MORE>>>