Kyle Busch finds his happy place with NASCAR sweep at Indy

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kyle Busch continued his domination Sunday holding off Joey Logano on a green white checkered flag finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.  It was his third straight win and his fourth win in the last five Sprint Cup races after missing the first 11 races of the season after being injured in a crash at Daytona in February.

“Wow, this is amazing!,” Busch said in victory lane. “I don’t even know what to say or what to think. Man, to win here at Indy and to do it on the Sprint Cup level – I’ve been trying for so many years, second a couple times, but this is just so special.”

Busch led only 19 of the 164 laps but was able to play his pit strategy perfectly and saved enough fuel to remain in the top five.  Busch grabbed the lead from Kevin Harvick, who led a race high 75 of the 164 laps, on a restart with eight laps to go.  He was leading when a spin from Trevor Bayne brought out the races final caution and set up just the second green white checkered flag finish in NASCAR history at Indy.  On the final restart Busch shot to the lead, Logano never got close and Busch went on to victory.

“Geez, I guess Kyle’s back,” Logano said MORE>>>

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