Busch picks up first win of season in Night Race
Kurt Busch picked up his first NASCAR win of 2018 on Saturday.
Stewart-Haas driver Busch led 24 laps and took home the chequered flag in The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch hadn’t captured a victory in 58 races.
“It was awesome to be in this position,” Busch said to NBCSN. “This was an awesome, awesome win for us … I’m just so proud of the team effort. This one is one of the sweetest.”
Kyle Larson, who won the pole Friday, finished in second, while Chase Elliott placed third.
Busch’s brother, Kyle, who has excelled at Bristol throughout his career, was involved in a 15-car collision on lap two. He finished in 20th place.
Martin Truex Jr. was running in second when he was involved in a crash with 69 laps remaining. He placed 30th.