Kyle Busch provides Toyota the NASCAR Cup Series race win at Fontana in wild trend: Win was Busch’s 2nd win in as numerous years at California track

Win was Busch’;s second win in as a lot of years at California track

By: Greg Beacham, The Related Press on March 23, 2014


Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the 2nd straight yr Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic 2-lap sprint to the finish.

Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and outlasted Stewart and Kurt Busch to win a wacky race featuring a track-record 35 lead modifications and quite a few tire problems. Kyle Busch is NASCAR’;s fifth winner in 5 races currently this season.

Jimmie Johnson was comfortably in front when he blew a tire with 6 laps left, and Jeff Gordon was in front until Clint Bowyer spun with 2 laps to go, setting up an overtime finish.

Larson, the 21-yr-previous rookie who held off Kyle Busch on Saturday to win the Nationwide race, posted the ideal finish of his profession.

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Sunday

At Car Club Speedway

Fontana, Calif.

Lap length: 2 miles

(Begin position in parentheses)

1. (14) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 206 laps, 123.one rating, 47 points.

2. (11) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 206, 89.4, 42.

3. (17) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 206, 104.5, 42.

4. (1) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 206, 117.one, 41.

5. (10) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 206, 82.2, 39.

6. (25) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 206, 95.6, 38.

7. (19) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 206, 111.9, 38.

8. (18) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 206, 86.7, 36.

9. (thirty) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 206, 84.one, 35.

10. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 206, 88.4, 34.

11. (20) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 206, 74.4, 33.

twelve. (15) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 206, 83.6, 32.

13. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 206, 114, 32.

14. (27) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 206, 63.9, 30.

15. (31) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 206, 67.7, 29.

sixteen. (5) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 206, 100.5, 29.

17. (13) Sam Hornish Jr., Toyota, 206, 66.6, .

18. (34) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 206, 53.3, 26.

19. (23) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 206, 59.5, 25.

20. (16) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 206, 86.6, 25.

21. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 206, 42.3, 24.

22. (forty) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 206, 46.9, 22.

23. (twelve) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 206, fifty 5.9, 21.

24. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 206, 127.4, 22.

25. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 205, 43, .

26. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 205, 94.2, 19.

27. (41) David Ragan, Ford, 205, 39.one, 18.

28. (28) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 205, 49.4, 16.

29. (33) David Reutimann, Ford, 205, 36.6, 16.

thirty. (8) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 205, 63.9, 14.

31. (39) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 205, 31.3, 13.

32. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 205, thirty.4, .

33. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 205, 30.9, 11.

34. (22) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 204, 56.5, 10.

35. (37) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 204, 37.3, .

36. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 204, 82.6, 8.

37. (38) Josh Smart, Chevrolet, 204, 44.2, 6.

38. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 202, 35.6, 6.

39. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 195, 72.1, 5.

forty. (24) Greg Biffle, Ford, 193, 62.9, 4.

41. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180, 70, 3.

42. (32) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, accident, 85, 43.4, 2.

43. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 68, 53, 1.

Race Statistics

Common Velocity of Race Winner: 132.981 mph.

Time of Race: 3 hours, 5 minutes, 57 seconds.

Margin of Victory: .214 seconds.

Caution Flags: 9 for 42 laps.

Lead Modifications: 35 amid 15 drivers.

Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski one-9 C.Bowyer 10 B.Keselowski eleven-twenty D.Ragan 21 B.Keselowski 22 Ky.Busch 23-26 B.Keselowski 27-43 D.Gilliland 44 L.Cassill 45 J.Johnson 46 B.Vickers 47 J.Johnson 48-57 C.Bowyer 58 B.Keselowski 59 J.Johnson 60-70 R.Newman 71-73 M.Kenseth 74-83 J.Johnson 84-86 M.Kenseth 87 J.Nemechek 88 M.Kenseth 89-90 J.Johnson 91-105 J.Gordon 106-119 R.Sorenson 120 M.Kenseth 121-126 J.Johnson 127-142 J.Gordon 143 D.Reutimann 144 J.Johnson 145-167 J.Gordon 168 J.Johnson 169-193 J.Gordon 194-200 L.Cassill 201-203 Ku.Busch 204-205 Ky.Busch 206.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Instances Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 8 occasions for 104 laps B.Keselowski, 5 occasions for 38 laps J.Gordon, 4 instances for 23 laps M.Kenseth, 4 times for 19 laps Ky.Busch, 2 occasions for 5 laps L.Cassill, 2 times for 4 laps R.Newman, one time for 3 laps Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps C.Bowyer, 2 instances for 2 laps B.Vickers, 1 time for 1 lap R.Sorenson, one time for 1 lap D.Ragan, one time for one lap D.Reutimann, one time for one lap J.Nemechek, one time for 1 lap D.Gilliland, one time for one lap.

Wins: Ky.Busch, 1 D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 C.Edwards, one K.Harvick, one Bra.Keselowski, 1.

Leading twelve in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 186 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 185 3. J.Gordon, 184 4. Bra.Keselowski, 182 5. M.Kenseth, 179 6. J.Johnson, 165 6. Ky.Busch, 158 7 R.Newman, 150 9. A.Dillon, 150 10. J.Logano, 146 11. D.Hamlin, 140 12. J.McMurray, 138.

NASCAR Driver Rating Formula

A highest of 150 factors can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Operating Place While on Lead Lap, Average Pace Underneath Green, Quickest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

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