By Brian Willwerth
With his win on Sunday, Kyle Busch assured his spot in the Chase for the Championship. He, of course, wants more.
Busch drove his #18 car to victory lane for the fourth time this season, outlasting Jimmie Johnson in a green-white-checkered finish at Michigan International Speedway. It is the first time Busch has ever won at the two-mile oval. He has now opened up a 10-point lead over Johnson in the standings.
Brad Keselowski, who’s been hot lately, continued that trend with a third-place finish. Mark Martin and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.
It was a rough day for a couple of big names. Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards finished 35th and 36th, respectively. Edwards had electrical issues. Hamlin hit the wall, blew a tire, and that pretty much ruined his day.
THE WRECK WRAP:
After some vicious crashes last week at Watkins Glen, this race was pretty clean. So, the Wrap takes this week off.
NEXT WEEK: they’ll race under the lights at Bristol. Busch won the first race at that track earlier in the year. There are only three races left before the Chase.