Kyle Busch wins at Texas
The driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry began the rain-delayed race in the 15th position but quickly moved up through the field. He cracked the top-10 by lap 33 and moved up to seventh by lap 77. With every pit stop, Crew Chief Adam Stevens made a number of adjustments to improve the car’s handling, and Kyle responded by moving up in the field.
But the move of the race happened after a caution fell on lap 287. With Kyle in the runner-up spot behind leader Martin Truex Jr., he came down pit road, even though they had just pitted four laps prior. With tire wear at a premium, Kyle restarted fifth on the ensuing restart and quickly moved up to second again behind Truex.
On lap 301, Kyle took the lead for good. Saturday night’s win was his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in a row, and his his second win and sixth top-10 finish of the season. It was also his second career win at Texas. The win also marked Kyle’s fourth NASCAR victory in eight days as he also won last week’s Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville and Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Texas.
See some of our favorite moments from Saturday night’s race here: