NASCAR results at Bristol: Kyle Busch holds off brother at Food City 500, continues dominant start to season

first_imgRacing — It’s a family thing.Kyle Busch held off his brother Kurt in the final 10 laps to continue his hot start to the season with victory in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is Busch’s third of the year as he becomes the first driver in 27 years to finish in the top 10 of eight straight races.In a day filled with 11 cautions Kyle Busch’s day could not have gotten off to a worse start. A wreck on lap 1 crushed his rear bumper and took him until midway through the final stage to gain back lost ground and take the lead for the first time.His win at Bristol is the eighth of his career and third victory in his last four races on the track. Kyle and Kurt have a combined 14 wins on the track. The brothers have finished 1-2 only one other time in their careers — in 2015 at Sonoma.MORE: Watch NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)Pole sitter Chase Elliot had a less than ideal day, struggling with power steering after the wreck on lap 1. On a short track where close maneuvers and a tight grip on the wheel are a must, Elliot complained of tired arms for much of the race and talks of using a replacement driver were even discussed. Elliot finished 11th.Following Ty Dillon’s first career stage victory in Stage 1, Team Penske dominated the second stage with Joey Logano leading 106 of the laps ahead of teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney.Despite not getting the overall victory, it was a strong day from Penske cars as they led 345 of the 500 laps. For the fourth time in his career, Blaney led the most laps but failed to win.Sporting News tracked lap-by-lap updates and highlights from the Food City 500. Check out the finish and updates below.Food City 500: 2019 winner, top 20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)712.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)3.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)1464.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)1585.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)76.Paul MenardWood Brothers Racing (21)7.Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing (14)248.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas (41)9.Ryan NewmanRichard Childress Racing (6)10.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)11.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)3912.Matt DiBenedettoLeavine Family Racing (95)13.Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas (4)14.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing (3)15.Ty DillonGermain Racing (13)616.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)17.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)18.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)4019.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)20.Bubba WallaceRichard Petty Motorsports (43)NASCAR at Las Vegas: Live updates, highlights from Food City 500Caution flags : 11Lead changes :  21Lap leaders :   Kyle Busch (71) , Ryan Blaney (158), Joey Logano (146), Brad Keselowski (40), Chase Elliot (39), Clint Bowyer (24), Erik Jones (10), Denny Hamlin (7), Ty Dillon (6)( All times Eastern. )5:01 p.m.:  Kyle Busch holds off his brother for victory. It’s his third win of the season.CHECKERED FLAG: @KyleBusch hangs on late at @BMSupdates and scores the victory in the #FoodCity500 !Results: https://t.co/d7dLIzFJFj pic.twitter.com/BzeXTsjlb2— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20194:56 p.m.:  The Busch brothers opted not to get fresh tires, while most other drivers did. It’s nip-tuck in these final 10 laps.4:49 p.m.:  25 to go. It’s Logano, Keselowski, Kyle Busch. One more caution comes out as Kyle Larson goes into the wall.Look out! 😳 @joeylogano sneaks past @keselowski and leads with 25 to go at @BMSUpdates ! pic.twitter.com/djnka7rJXC— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20194:43 p.m.:  Keselowski grabs the lead fro Kyle Busch with 47 laps to go.4:35 p.m.:  Logano nudges Clint Bowyer, denting Bowyer’s fender. The fender cuts into his tire and sends Bowyer into the wall. Another yellow.Contact between @ClintBowyer and @JoeyLogano is likely what caused the issue with the No. 14. pic.twitter.com/aCvCXBnuYi— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20194:31 p.m.:  Denny Hamlin appeared to win the race off pit road but was caught speeding. Hamlin drops back to 15th.4:26 p.m.:  Kyle Larson and William Byron’s day just got even worse as they both wreck each other and draw another caution. Clint Bowyer to the front.Kyle Larson and William Byron tangle in Turn 2. pic.twitter.com/hpf6JJfHg2— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 7, 20194:17 p.m.:  Kyle Busch takes the lead. From a smashed rear bumper in lap 1 to first place in lap 385, quite a day.He’s baaaacccckkkk! @KyleBusch takes the lead from @ClintBowyer late in the going at Bristol! pic.twitter.com/WCGCB0fCbb— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20194:13 p.m.:  Yellow flags galore as another caution is issued for debris on the track. Clint Bowyer takes the lead with 120 laps to go!4:04 p.m.:  We’ve got side-by-side racing as Logano and Blaney trade spots for first and second.It’s getting GOOD, race fans! @Blaney , @joeylogano , and @ClintBowyer are all right there for the lead on @FS1 ! pic.twitter.com/TdsegUGuSB— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20193:51 p.m.:  200 laps to go and Ryan Blaney is still in control.200 laps to go @BMSupdates ! Here’s the top 10:1. Ryan Blaney2. Joey Logano3. Clint Bowyer4. Kurt Busch5. Chase Elliott6. Ryan Newman7. Kyle Busch8. Chris Buescher9. Ty Dillon10. Austin Dillon #FoodCity500— PRN (@PRNlive) April 7, 20193:45 p.m.:  Daniel Suarez picks up another penalty, caught pitting outside of the box.3:40 p.m.:  Another yellow flag as Bubba Wallace Jr. loses his rear bumper. Rear bumpers appear to be optional today with the amount that have been damaged.3:36 p.m.:  Jimmy Johnson and Daniel Suarez were both too fast on pit road and have been sent to the rear.Penalties! Penalties! Penalties! @NASCARONFOX recaps the troubles involving @keselowski , @MartinTruex_Jr and more! pic.twitter.com/lrXX1TgfBD— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20193:26 p.m.:  Joey Logano wins Stage 2 by a full two seconds. Blaney is second, followed by Ryan Newman.3:17 p.m.:  Matt Tifft goes into the wall, and we have another yellow flag.With the caution, @chaseelliott receives the free pass and will get back on the lead lap. pic.twitter.com/BazL4P2QEP— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20193:10 p.m.:  Ricky Stenhouse’s day if now officially over.3:04 p.m.:  Due to continued power steering issues, Elliot says it feels like his arms may fall off. There are talks of brining in a replacement driver by the end of the race.A long day might be in store for @chaseelliott .The No. 9 is experiencing power steering issues at @BMSUpdates . pic.twitter.com/4g7L3oluIy— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20192:58 p.m.:  Joey Logano passes his teammate Brad Keselowski for his first lead of the day. Ricky Stenhouse has taken his car behind the wall to have some more extensive work done.2:48 p.m.:  Wow, it literally can’t be any closer as Ty Dillon beats out Clint Bowyer by a nose to win Stage 1. It’s his first ever stage victory.Ty Dillon wins Stage 1 at Bristol! @CocaColaRacing ‘s Joey Logano finishes P4. #OrangeVanilla pic.twitter.com/6qjqRvG6yx— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 7, 20192:41 p.m.:  Ross Chastain makes contact with Daniel Hemric, sending Hemric spinning into the wall with seven laps left in the first stage.2:37 p.m.:  Kyle Busch is back in the top 10 despite the early wreck.2:34 p.m.:  Denny Hamlin is the only racer to not get new tires yet. Could be at risk of going a lap down if he can’t make it these final 40 laps of stage 1.2:28 p.m.:  Erik Jones surrenders the lead in lap 69 as he heads to pit road with a loose tire. Ryan Blaney takes the lead.‘ @erik_jones down pit road with a loose tire. pic.twitter.com/S4OTqF0LpW— BristolMotorSpeedway (@BMSupdates) April 7, 20192:23 p.m.:  Chase Elliot is back on the track, but he’s having trouble with his power steering. Could be a long day on a short track.2:16 pm.:  Another caution as leader Chase Elliot is hit in the back and spins out. Second caution in the first 40 laps.The leader spins! @chaseelliott goes around while leading at @BMSUpdates ! pic.twitter.com/fI9sCdCXW7— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 2019Take a look at what happened to @RyanPreece_ and @chaseelliott early in Stage 1. pic.twitter.com/YjYrsr0fps— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20192:09 p.m.:  Green flag is out again, but Aric Almirola’s day if over after leaving pit road to have work done on his car. 2:02 p.m.:  What a start… a wreck on lap 1 and a caution. Kyle Busch’s rear looks pretty damaged.Just as the green flies, the yellow is out! @KyleBusch and @StenhouseJr involved in the accident. pic.twitter.com/WRiSLvCWlL— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 7, 20192:00 p.m.:  Kevin Harvick failed pre-race inspection and will be sent to the rear for the start.1:57 p.m.:  Engines have started. Hopefully the rain holds off.Almost time. pic.twitter.com/1DXRCAq0Gx— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 7, 2019last_img read more