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Kyle Busch holds off Logano to win at The Brickyard

Denies Roger Penske another Indy win
Sunday, July 26, 2015


Kyle Busch
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Kyle Busch held off Joey Logano through three late race restarts to win his 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the last 5 at the Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.

Kevin Harvick was third with Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top-5.

Busch came back from a serious injury in the Daytona 500 to make a late run at getting in The Chase by winning on every kind of race track. Busch and Toyota had never won at Indy.

About 50,000 were in attendance, which has been dropping every year.

More to follow....

4 out of last 5 for Busch
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

How does it feel to get another victory?

"I can't believe what's going on. Everybody is going to be chasing the rainbow tonight, that's for sure. This Skittles Camry was awesome. I know if we could just get out front we could just go. Adam Stevens (crew chief) and these guys they dialed it in again. Thanks Sprint and Toyota and the fans. It's really a treat to win here at Indy. I appreciate all the fans that I have, all the fans that NASCAR has and Toyota has now captured a win at every single active Cup Series race track – that's pretty awesome for us to be able to do that. I can't thank this crew enough. Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing, all the men and women there, you work so hard and pour your hearts into it. I can't thank everyone that has stood behind me all year."

Does this win give you perspective on the year?

"I might have found my happy place, I don't know. Maybe I found that too. Nothing better than being in victory lane, nothing better than being in victory lane for one of the biggest wins in my career at Indy and sweeping the week – even bigger yet. I just want to celebrate with my team, my wife and my family."

How does it feel to be 23 points out of 30th?

"We're a championship contending team, we just have to be championship eligible. Thank the good Lord for bringing me back when he did. Obviously thanking him for all the success I've had in my life, where I'm at and all my blessings. To get me back as quick as he did, to preserve through that and that deficit. We're still continuing on, we can't have bad days. I don't know that any of that matters, we're going to bask in this moment here."

How does it feel to win in the Cup car at Indy?

"Wow, this is amazing! I don't even know what to say or what to think. Man, to win here at Indy and to do it on the Sprint Cup level – I've been trying for so many years, second a couple times, but this is just so special. Man, I can't say enough and I'm sure there's a rainbow out there somewhere, but there's a rainbow right here in victory lane. This Skittles Camry was awesome today. Adam Stevens (crew chief) and these guys, they are something special. This TRD (Toyota Racing Development) power plant was awesome today. M&M's Crispy, Monster, Toyota, Milky Way, Pedigree and everybody that's on board and the fans – I appreciate the fans and all they are about here at the race track and across the radio in NASCAR that pulls for your particular driver – we appreciate your support and what it's all about."

How were you able to manage all the late race restarts?

"I don't know – what a crazy end to that race. First I have to thank Joey Logano, then I have to thank Joey Logano, then I have to thank Martin Truex – those two guys behind me on those three restarts – they are the ones that just helped propel my car a little bit ahead so when I got to turn one, I could keep the gas down and pull ahead and get up to the lead."

Does the four wins you were able to get so closely together boggle the mind?

"It does a little bit. Like I said, this is unbelievable – this is something special. There's nothing else like it. I'm so blessed to be in the position I'm in, I can't thank everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing enough, Joe Gibbs (owner), J.D. Gibbs (president) and the entire family for giving me the opportunity. I know I have plenty of blessings. Man, my wife (Samantha) and my son (Brexton) is here, too. This has been a phenomenal return. I won't say phenomenal year because it was a dismal year to start with, but I guess I'll take that 11 week vacation any year if it's going to look like this.


Pos Driver Make Behind Gap Laps Led
1 Kyle Busch Toyota Leader Leader 164 19
2 Joey Logano Ford 0.332 0.332 164 28
3 Kevin Harvick Chevy 1.517 1.185 164 75
4 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 2.035 0.518 164 0
5 Denny Hamlin Toyota 2.476 0.441 164 0
7 Matt Kenseth Toyota 3.855 0.596 164 0
6 Clint Bowyer Toyota 3.259 0.783 164 0
8 Kurt Busch Chevy 3.944 0.089 164 0
9 Kyle Larson Chevy 4.014 0.071 164 0
10 Brad Keselowski Ford 4.110 0.095 164 17
11 Ryan Newman Chevy 4.585 0.475 164 0
12 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford 4.843 0.258 164 0
13 Carl Edwards Toyota 4.960 0.117 164 21
14 Paul Menard Chevy 5.288 0.328 164 0
15 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 5.547 0.259 164 0
16 Jamie McMurray Chevy 5.706 0.159 164 0
17 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 6.124 0.418 164 0
18 Chase Elliott(i) Chevy 6.320 0.196 164 0
19 Greg Biffle Ford 6.614 0.294 164 0
20 Casey Mears Chevy 7.438 0.824 164 0
21 David Ragan Toyota 7.541 0.103 164 5
22 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 7.997 0.456 164 0
23 AJ Allmendinger Chevy 8.674 0.677 164 0
24 Kasey Kahne Chevy 8.679 0.005 164 0
26 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy 8.835 0.110 164 0
25 Austin Dillon Chevy 8.725 0.046 164 0
27 Danica Patrick Chevy 9.150 0.315 164 0
29 David Gilliland Ford 13.738 4.497 163 0
28 Tony Stewart Chevy 9.241 0.091 164 0
30 Michael Annett Chevy 1 Lap - 162 0
31 Michael McDowell Ford 1 Lap - 162 0
32 Matt DiBenedetto # Toyota 1 Lap - 162 0
33 Cole Whitt Ford 1 Lap - 162 0
34 Brett Moffitt # Ford 1 Lap - 162 0
35 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 2 Laps - 161 0
36 Brian Scott(i) Chevy 2 Laps - 161 0
37 Justin Allgaier Chevy 2 Laps - 161 0
38 Aric Almirola Ford 2 Laps - 161 0
39 JJ Yeley(i) Toyota 3 Laps - 160 0
40 Trevor Bayne Ford 9 Laps - 155 0
41 Timmy Hill(i) Ford 52 Laps - 111 0
42 Jeff Gordon Chevy 53 Laps - 110 0
43 Alex Bowman Chevy 86 Laps - 78 0

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