The win was the first in the season for Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and comes just a day after a win in the Xfintiy Series event.
Kyle Busch took home the top prize in Sundays Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway for his 199th career NASCAR win, and his 52nd career Cup win. Ryan Blaney will start at the pole alongside Chase Elliott, while Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski will round out the top five.
Just like he almost did last week at Las Vegas. We'll find out soon enough. The drivers head to California this weekend. "But for myself and the career that I've had, I've been fortunate to be with a lot of great people, a lot of great sponsors, those that stick around me like Joe Gibbs, M&M Skittles, Snickers, Interstate Batteries that has always been behind me is what it's all about for me". But both managed to get to the finish without coming seriously close to running dry, though Blaney had to make an effort to save fuel in order to do so. The additional 750 horsepower combined with more downforce has created more speed, but it has also made passing hard and that could mean restarts are crucial. I didn't want to run out and finish 20th.
Pole-sitter Blaney started from the pole and led 46 of the first 75 laps to win Stage 1. Busch, now on the verge of history, is just one win away from tying Richard Petty for the most wins in NASCAR history with 200. He was a nose ahead of Blaney at the line and was given a pass-through penalty, and he spent the rest of the first segment working his way back through the field.
Truex won last year’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California
"As I got on the back straightaway the throttle pedal was gone".
Driver Kyle Busch makes a pit stop on lap 153 during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz.
Busch made his move following a restart on Lap 239 of the 312-lap race. He may well accomplish that feat as early as next week, when he will again be racing in both the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity races.