Kyle Busch captured the victory this afternoon at the Auto Club Speedway by holding off hard charging drivers in a green, white and checker finish after many drivers had issues with tires late into the running. Kyle scored his 29th career Sprint Cup Series victory and his second consecutive win at the two-mile oval. It also was Busch’s third career win at the track.
Finishing second was yesterday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series winner, Kyle Larson. Larson snuck his way towards the front after several of the front runners had problems with their tires late into the event. Today was his best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish and was also his second top-10 finish of the 2014 season. He was 0.214 seconds behind the race leader when he crossed the line to finish the race.
Finishing in third after leading two laps this afternoon was Kurt Busch, who also had a very strong day. Today at the Auto Club Speedway, Busch captured his first top-10 finish, and also came home with his best finish under the Stewart-Hass Racing banner. In 21 total starts at the two mile oval, Busch captured his 11th top-10 finish. He lost the race by just 0.682 seconds when he crossed the line.
The top-five in the point’s standings heats up as they are separated from the leader by just seven point’s total. Carl Edwards, who was last week’s winner at Bristol, will leave this weekend with the points lead by one point over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Right behind him is his teammate Jeff Gordon who is one point back. In the fourth and fifth position sits Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth.
The next race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at the Martinsville Speedway next weekend. You can see it live at 12:30 p.m. Et, on FOX. The Motor Racing Network will handle the live radio portion of the event. You can listen on many stations around the country, TuneIn App, MRN.com or on AudioNow by dialing 1-832-999-1717.