Busch outdueled Joey Logano late to win the Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, moving a little closer to making the 10-race championship playoff. Busch controlled much of the 400-mile race, leading 163 of 267 laps after starting ninth for his second victory here in five starts.
But he had to shake off Joey Logano during one late run in which they traded leads for several laps. Busch finally got the upper hand on Lap 248 and never looked back,closing out his second victory in three races after missing the first 11 events due to leg and foot injuries sustained in February at Daytona.
It is his second career Kentucky victory. With the victory, Busch became the fifth driver this season to win multiple races, joining Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kyle still must race his way into the top 30 in points to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Busch’s teammates Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth all finished inside the top five.