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NASCAR

Mar 8 - 2020
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Kyle Busch Finishes Third at Phoenix

February 08, 2020, Toyota driver, Kyle Busch, finishes third at PhoenixKyle Busch Finishes Third at Phoenix
Collects his Second Consecutive Top-Five Finish

Stakes were high in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race knowing this year’s title will be decided at Phoenix Raceway in seven short months.
For the first time since 2001, NASCAR visited its championship venue before the season-finale which is set to be held at the one-mile track in November.

Reigning NASCAR champion Kyle Busch was solidly in the mix throughout the 316-lap race, which ended in overtime. The west coast native finished third for his second straight top-five finish in just the first four races of the season.


“Just really want to thank my guys,” said Busch after the race. “We unloaded and we weren’t very good. I wasn’t too optimistic for the race and rightfully so. I think we probably had a sixth or seventh place car, but we had a lot of strategy there at the end with tires and all that sort of stuff – good restarts and being able to make time up on the bottom. Once you get that close to the front, you can’t make up that time anymore so that’s kind of where we lost our ground there. It’s good to come home third with this Sport Clips Camry. We need to come back here with a better piece.”

Kyle Busch
February 08, 2020, NASCAR makes first visit to Phoenix Raceway where the championship will be held this November

Martin Truex Jr. was on the move, and after leading 11 laps he was mixed up in a restart incident which ended his race.

“I just got ran over,” said Truex. “He ran into the back of me earlier getting into (turn) one. I hung on to it. These restarts are crazy, it’s fanned out. The 48 (Jimmie Johnson) was in front of me. I wasn’t sure if he was going to come up in front of me on the short shoot or not. Then the 10 (Aric Almirola) ran into us.”

Martin Truex
The NCS races next at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 15.