KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 7, 2016) – Kyle Busch got the monkey off his back by finally winning at Kansas Speedway. Until tonight, Busch was missing wins at three of the 23 active Sprint Cup Series tracks. In his 17th start at Kansas Speedway, he narrowed down his track win bucket list to just two.
“I wouldn’t call it a dream come true. But we’ve had some horror stories here over the years,” said Busch. “Now there’s no more excuses when we come to Kansas.”
In his previous 16 starts at Kansas, Busch finished in the top five just twice and the top 10 only four times.
“It almost caused me to go into retirement,” Busch joked.
Following the victory, Busch only needs wins at Charlotte and Pocono to complete the 23-track Sprint Cup circuit. This marks Busch’s 37th career victory and third win in 2016.
“We need to hurry up and get to the two he hasn’t won at,” said Joe Gibbs.
Kevin Harvick finished second, posting his 10th top-10 finish in 21 races at Kansas Speedway. Harvick still leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings by four points over Kyle Busch.
Pole winner Martin Truex Jr. led 172 of the first 215 laps but fell behind two laps after an unplanned green flag pit stop in Lap 52. Truex Jr. was never able to recover and finished 14th.
Missouri native Carl Edwards finished 11th, while Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray finished 19th and 26th, respectively.
Racing returns to Kansas Speedway on October 14 for ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the Oct. 15 Kansas Lottery 300 (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and the Oct. 16 Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and tickets are currently on sale by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com.
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