Willwerth: NASCAR Notebook

Busch earned an impressive fourth win on Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway!

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.


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.

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