The NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway as it happened

Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.
Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.
Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.

Kyle Busch scored not only a dramatic win Sunday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway but his first NASCAR Sprint Cup title.  After missing the first 11 races of the season, Busch grabbed the lead with 10 laps to go and held of Kevin Harvick for the 34th win of his career and the fifth of the season. Here’s how it all went down Sunday.

After a delay of just over an hour and 20 minutes thanks to rain, the sun returned, and after some extended pace laps to complete track drying, Denny Hamlin led the field to the green for the third time this season and for the first time at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Joey Logano was able to get the lead under Hamlin on the first lap as Kyle Busch grabbed third, Ryan Newman fourth. Gordon took over forth on the second lap, Newman settled into fifth.

Hamlin was looking for the lead by lap 5.  By lap 6 the top two had broken away from the rest of the field. MORE>>>

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