As it did in 2014 the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was decided by a race win Sunday night. Unlike last year however Kevin Harvick finished second. The title and the race belonged to Kyle Busch who took the lead of the race on a late race restart, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and secured his first Sprint Cup championship.
“It’s pretty unbelievable,” Busch said. “A dream of a lifetime, a dream come true and something that only happens every so often. I just can’t believe with everything that happened this year and all the turmoil, all the things that I went through, that my wife (Samantha) went through and the people that are around me went through.”
Busch had held the top spot among the four Chase contenders as the laps wound down running second behind Brad Keselowski who had led the final 86 laps. The races eighth caution changed everything however. On the restart Busch was able to grab the lead and held off Harvick for his fifth win of 2105 and his first NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
“I knew it was time to go,” Busch said. MORE>>>