Kyle Busch sweeps Martinsville weekend

Nashville, TN, United States / The Game Nashville
Kyle Busch (Michael Thomas Shroyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Kyle Busch (Michael Thomas Shroyer/USA TODAY Sports)

In his first win since clinching last season’s Sprint Cup Series championship, Kyle Busch completed the first-ever sweep of a Martinsville race weekend winning the STP 500 Sunday and the Camping World Truck Series race the day previous.

The victory was his first Cup win in 22 starts and his 35 Cup win in his career.

“I try to give everything that I do 100 percent, whether that’s driving race cars or owning the race team,” said Busch. “Being passionate about the things that I do, all I’ve ever known is the sport of NASCAR, so I give it all I’ve got.”

With 11 lead changes among five drivers, Busch led for 352 laps at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. Aj Allmendinger placed second, Kyle Larson third, Austin Dillon fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.

“This was a really good day for me, and being able to accomplish this one — this one is pretty cool,” Busch said. “When we get down on the checklist, we’ll further on talk about that, but I’m looking forward to that, and hopefully, whether it comes all this year or whether it takes a few more years to get it all, hopefully I can be here for a little while longer and we can accomplish that.”


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