Kyle Busch was able to hold off teammate Denny Hamlin in the final two-lap shootout that decided the race. Geographically, it’s in the same place, but this joint just doesn’t seem like Bristol anymore, does it?
Kurt Busch dominated the race, but a late caution and a two-tire stop put Carl Edwards at the head of the pack. Busch was able to easily retake the lead when the green flag flew with two laps left.
On lap 269, Kyle Busch nudged aside Clint Bowyer to take the lead. Busch, who had won the pole for the race, was forced to start out back after blowing an engine in practice – so the accomplishment is much more impressive than it will appear in the record books.
Matt Kenseth’s crew was flawless all night, getting him off pit road first on the final sequence of pit stops. Despite Kenseth’s initial Charlie Brown-like resignation over the radio, he was able to hold off the No. 24 car.
Matt Kenseth took the lead just as Aric Almirola spun to bring out the eighth and final caution of the race. Rain began falling before green-flag racing could resume, handing Kenseth his first Daytona 500 win.
Kevin Harvick assumed the lead milliseconds before the caution flag flew, signaling the end of the race. With the convoluted new format and dearth of attendance and excitement Saturday night, is it time to just call this Shootout silliness off?
Carl Edwards ran out of gas as he coasted across the finish line to take his ninth Cup win of the season at Homestead.
Jimmie Johnson held off a hungry Kurt Busch four times on restarts in the final 25 laps at Phoenix.
Carl Edwards soft-pedaled 113.5 miles out of a tank of gas to cruise across the finish line first at half throttle at Texas.
Leader Denny Hamlin spun his tires on the penultimate restart, allowing Carl Edwards to power by him on the outside exiting turn 2 at Atlanta.