The winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway dueled with a driver he knows very well.
Kurt Busch stopped his younger brother, Kyle Busch, at the checkered flag at the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. The victory locked Kurt Busch in the NASCAR playoffs. His brother qualified in May when he won the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas.
The driver of Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 car was ecstatic after overtaking his rival brother.
Below is more information on Kurt Busch’s victory on Sunday, plus the full results of the race.
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Kurt Busch outplayed his brother Kyle Busch in a duel to the end. The confrontation left him feeling. . . sentimental?
“The adrenaline kicks in, childhood memories come back, the best of the best in this business is in my mirror, and yet sometimes I can laugh and say, ‘Yes, I taught you everything you know'” , He said. at his post-race press conference. “It is an incredible and genuine battle between the two of us.
“We’ve had some friction over the years, but as we’ve gotten older (Kurt is 42, Kyle is 36), we’ve gotten a little wiser and competed with a lot of respect on the track, to almost being teammates even though we compete for different organizations. “
Kurt Busch also said that he and his brother have become very close over the past year due to having to spend more time together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kyle Busch wasn’t happy with finishing second, but he still congratulated the winner.
He was certainly not happy with Ross Chastain, Kurt Busch’s teammate at Chip Ganassi Racing. Chastain was just ahead like the Busch brothers as they raced for the lead in the closing laps, and Kyle Busch thought Chastain stopped him. Kurt Busch passed his brother, who was forced to use his tires with Chastain in front of him.
“It shows you what kind of driver he is,” Kyle Busch told NBCSN.
“Chastain helped today from the side of the teammates,” said Kurt Busch. “He’s my brother. He can take one. Sit to the side. Okay, buddy, you can finish second.”
“Running to stay on the lead lap, I am very aware of what is happening on the track around me. Kurt asked for the end and I gave it to him,” Chastain told NBCSN.
Atlanta NASCAR Results
The Busch brothers have finished 1-2 four times in the Cup Series. Each has won twice. They also divided the first two stages of Sunday’s race; Kyle won Stage 1 and Kurt won Stage 2.
The rest of the top five in Atlanta: Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman and Ryan Blaney.
Denny Hamlin maintained his lead in the points table with 13th place. However, he has not yet won. Kurt Busch is the twelfth different driver to win in the first 21 races of this season.
NASCAR heads north for next weekend’s race, the 301 Foxwoods Resort Casino at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET Sunday; NBCSN, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The series will take the next two weeks off as the Summer Olympics progress.
|End up||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|two||Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|6||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|7||Chase elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||Christopher bell||twenty||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|9||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|10||Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Team|
|eleven||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|13||Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Bubba wallace||2. 3||23XI Races|
|fifteen||Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|sixteen||Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|17||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|twenty||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|twenty-one||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|22||Corey lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|2. 3||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|24||Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|25||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|27||Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|28||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway racing|
|29||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Live fast motor sports|
|31||Garrett smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|32||Bayley currey||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|3. 4||Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||what houff||00||Starcom racing|
|36||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse racing|
|37||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.