Busch makes late pass to win Food City 500

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Kyle Larson led for 200 laps, but settled for a rather miraculous second-place finish as Kyle Busch won the Food City 500.

Busch makes late pass to win Food City 500

Kyle Larson led for 200 laps, but settled for a rather miraculous second-place finish as Kyle Busch won the Food City 500.

Kyle Busch filled Kyle Larson’s rear-view mirror for several laps late in Monday’s Food City 500 at Bristol until he made his move with six laps to go and held on to win for a second consecutive week.

The win, in a race started Sunday before heavy rain, marked Busch’s 45th career NASCAR Cup victory.

Larson led for 200 laps but settled for a rather miraculous second-place finish considering he went for a spin with 177 laps remaining.

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"We weren’t quite as good as the 42 (Larson) before that last caution. But we had a 20-lap shootout and that’s what it’s all about,” Busch said.

Larson said: "I hate I didn’t win. We’ve been beat by Kyle about every time I race here, so that gets frustrating as well."

Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman completed the top-five finishers.

With the win Busch holds a 59-point advantage over Joey Logano atop the driver standings.

NASCAR results from Food City 500

  • Kyle Busch

  • Kyle Larson

  • Jimmie Johnson

  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

  • Alex Bowman

  • Aric Almirola

  • Kevin Harvick

  • Clint Bowyer

  • Joey Logano

  • Ryan Newman

  • Daniel Suarez

  • David Ragan

  • Paul Menard

  • Denny Hamlin

  • Austin Dillon

  • Darrell Wallace Jr.

  • AJ Allmendinger

  • William Byron

  • Jamie McMurray

  • Landon Cassill

  • Matt DiBenedetto

  • Kurt Busch

  • Brad Keselowski

  • Trevor Bayne

  • Corey LaJoie

  • Erik Jones

  • DJ Kennington

  • Ty Dillon

  • Chase Elliott

  • Martin Truex Jr.

  • Gray Gaulding

  • Reed Sorenson

  • Chad Finchum

  • Kasey Kahne

  • Ryan Blaney

  • Chris Buescher

  • Harrison Rhodes

  • Michael McDowell

  • Ross Chastain

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