Kyle missed the first 11 races of 2015 after breaking his right leg and left foot at Daytona International Speedway in February. In just his fifth race back, Kyle led twice for a total of 17 laps around Sonoma’s 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course in his M&M’s/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry.
Kyle was running third when the caution flag waved with 11 laps to go. Crew Chief Adam Stevens wisely brought him down pit road for four fresh tires and fuel, putting him back out in seventh on the lap-103 restart. Kyle made some thrilling moves to take the lead with five laps to go.
“This is awesome. It’s unbelievable, Kyle said. “I can’t say enough about my team, everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing. I can’t say enough about my medical team that got me back in shape and ready to go behind the wheel.”
Kyle’s brother, Kurt, finished second, marking the first time the brothers finished 1-2 in a Sprint Cup Series race.
Sunday’s win was the 30th of Kyle’s career, and it puts him in position to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship if he can get into the top 30 in points.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series
Team Interstate’s Justin Barcia claimed his first career 450 Class victory at Budd’s Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Md.
- 23 – Weston Peick – 14th
- 46 – Phillip Nicoletti – 8th
- 51 – Justin Barcia – 1st
- NASCAR: Daytona International Speedway (Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Interstate All Battery Center Toyota Camry on Sunday, July 5; David Ragan in the No. 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry on Saturday, July 4)
- Motocross: Red Bud Track and Trail, Buchanan, Mich.