By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Kyle Busch won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With the win, he has become the first driver in NASCAR history to win at every track on the circuit.
Busch, who started the race on the pole, ked 377 of the 400 laps. He also received 70 points and eight playoff points.
He was riding in remembrance of U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Toth. Every driver had the name of a fallen military member, who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that we continue to have the freedom to make our country the best in the world.
This is Busch’s 47th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win.
“I’ve dreamt of that – not only winning here and winning the Coke 600 as a kid and being in Victory Lane here for this race, but to just be a force that people (have) to reckon with,” Busch said. “I go across the country and race Super Late Models because I want to win at every single race track. I just want to show that there is no weakness.”
Martin Truex Jr., who won the fall race last October at this facility and the Coca-Cola 600 in 2016, finished in second place. The reigning champion picked up 54 points in the longest stock car evening of the season.
Denny Hamlin was the third-place finisher. He led nine laps and picked up 49 points.
Brad Keselowski, who finished fourth, also led two laps. Joey Logano also led 12 laps despite his 22nd place finish.
Ryan Blaney finished in the 36th position after he left with engine failure. Matt DiBenedetto ended the race in the 37th position, as he left after an oil leak.
J.J. Yeley exited with a fuel pump problem and was the 38th finisher. William Byron finished in the 39th position after an accident.
For the first-time in his career, Kevin Harvick finished in the 40th position. He left due to an accident.
“It never gave any warning,” Harvick told FOX Sports. ” … We had a lot of issues this weekend and to come back and have the fastest car there basically, it was just an honor to drive. One of those deals. You have to take the good with the bad, and this weekend was part of the bad.”