NASCAR results at Texas: Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick in closing laps for win

Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch (Getty Photographs)

Kyle Busch led a race off pit street late in Sunday’s O’reilly Auto Elements 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and held on for his first win of the season. 

Busch’s first win since Martinsville in October got here after a warning flag reset the sector with 24 laps remaining. Kevin Harvick closed inside zero.forty seconds of Busch with underneath 10 laps remaining, however Busch was capable of draw back for his forty fourth profession win. 

Harvick had points on pit street for a lot of the afternoon however as he and Busch pitted with forty four laps to go, Harvick prevented an uncontrolled tire penalty many thought ought to have despatched him to the rear of the sector. 

Jamie McMurray completed third adopted by Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney. 

The purple flag was proven with one hundred fifty five laps remaining after an enormous wreck involving seven drivers.

Busch did not rise up to hurry on the primary lap of the closing stage, which despatched an accordion response all through the sector. Denny Hamlin appeared to spin making an attempt to keep away from a slowing Aric Almirola. Hamlin collected Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, and Trevor Bayne. 

Hamlin took the blame for the wreck that additionally collected Austin Dillon and David Ragan. 

“It began with me rushing off pit street,” Hamlin advised Fox Sports activities after the wreck. “I shouldn’t have been in that place, however clearly the 18 (Kyle Busch) was falling again there and I made a transfer to the within and everyone seems to be preventing for the underside.

“I used to be clearly operating the underside there – the ten (Almirola) tried to squeeze and I noticed that he was going to return down and I received out of the fuel and I acquired unfastened beneath him. It’s my duty to maintain the automotive underneath me, however we have been simply in such tight quarters there that it was almost inconceivable to do. All of it begins with me at the start of the race, it’s my fault and I hate it for this race group.”

Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. additionally wrecked in separate incidents earlier in the race.

NASCAR results from Texas O’reilly Auto Elements 500

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Jamie McMurray
  4. Erik Jones
  5. Ryan Blaney
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. William Byron
  11. Chase Elliott
  12. Trevor Bayne
  13. Ty Dillon
  14. Michael McDowell
  15. Chris Buescher
  16. Matt DiBenedetto
  17. Kasey Kahne
  18. Ross Chastain
  19. Cole Whitt
  20. Grey Gaulding
  21. Landon Cassill
  22. Harrison Rhodes
  23. David Ragan
  24. AJ Allmendinger
  25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  26. Austin Dillon
  27. Ryan Newman
  28. Alex Bowman
  29. Daniel Suarez
  30. Paul Menard
  31. Reed Sorenson
  32. Aric Almirola
  33. Brad Keselowski
  34. Denny Hamlin
  35. Jimmie Johnson
  36. Kyle Larson
  37. Martin Truex Jr.