Kyle Busch secured a rare tripleheader sweep, steaming to his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. "I feel like we had the best auto and I think we had the best driver".
Then to better illustrate the point, he climbed atop his M&M's Toyota Camry with a broom and swept the auto to drive the point home, that he had made the sweep at the World's Fastest Half Mile.
Kyle Busch is looking to complete a weekend sweep at Bristol after winning the Xfinity Series race on Friday night. Jones and Kenseth continued to fight until with 35 laps to go Jones put some separation between the two and took off after Busch.
Jones finished a career-best third last week at MI.
"He's a hardcore racer, he really commits himself to that and he does a really good job that he doesn't let it affect his Cup racing, at all", Jones said.
"Our vehicle was really good in race trim", Busch said. He raced to his fifth Trucks victory at the track and 18th overall Bristol win. Busch told members of the media following the victory lane celebration, "That's all I had".
"Every time I've won here or have run real well here, I've always qualified poorly. My arms were Jello and my throat hurts, but man that's awesome".
"We've had some really strong runs here the last three races at Bristol, and we feel like at this point in the season we've had some good runs", Bayne said.
This turned into a two-man show between Busch and Jones.
Jones started the race from the pole, his first career series pole.
But Busch wasn't just basking the glow of the Bristol Sweep, he was handing out kudos and compliments across the board on the win. "I think until you can be locked in, you just never know".
"I think we had this one circled", crew chief Chris Gayle said.
"So proud of Rowdy Nation". Toyota grabbed the top four finishing spots on the night.
It didn't take Busch long to race to the front, capturing the lead from Kyle Larson in the waning laps of the opening stage after starting 18th. But Kyle Larson calls it like he sees it. It's the second-consecutive race that the Rookie of the Year contender has finished among the top three positions.
XFINITY Series points leader Elliott Sadler remains winless this season but his third place finish Friday clinched him a spot in the series' playoff field.
This race had added significance for several drivers. I haven't got to race with the 20 team a lot.
There were eight caution flags for 53 laps on the night and 21 lead changes among six drivers. The next Cup race will be the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.