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NASCAR

Oct 18 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Kyle Busch Leads Team Toyota at Kansas Speedway

Sunday, October 17, 2020, Kyle Busch races to a fifth-place finish at Kansas SpeedwayKyle Busch Leads Team Toyota at Kansas Speedway
Kyle Busch led the way for Team Toyota with a fifth-place finish in Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. Busch was followed to the line by teammate Martin Truex Jr, who finished ninth and rookie Christopher Bell in 10th
Sunday, October 18, 2020, Kyle Busch races inside the top-five at Kansas Speedway

“Any time you get back in the pack, it’s just so hard to pass and work your way up towards the front. Everybody is so equal and with the dirty air, trying to get through some of that stuff is a challenge,” Busch said. “But any time we got up front it seemed like our car was way different, way better and had a better opportunity to run in the top-three, top-five. Even when we were on old tires earlier in the day, that was probably the best it was and we held onto third I think for that run there.”

Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin finished 15th after making contact with the wall in the final stage of the event. “That was as far as I could go with the damage that I had. It just hurt the FedEx Camry so bad. To finish 15th with that damage, that was the best we could probably hope for with that damage. Still, definitely had a race-winning car today. Just threw it in the fence,” Hamlin said.
Sunday, October 18, 2020, Denny Hamlin leads the field at Kansas Speedway

How does Hamlin feel about the next two races in the Round of 8? “We can win every week. Every week we’re up front. I think we can win next week. We can win the week after that and we can win the week after that. Not too worried about having to go out there and win because I know we can do it.”

Rounding out the Toyota contingent, Erik Jones finished 20th and Daniel Suárez 27th.

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the second race of the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs on Sunday, October 25th. Coverage begins at 3:30 PM ET on NBCSN and can be heard on PRN Radio as well as Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.