Busch Clears Off to Take Third Straight NASCAR Win

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This season Busch has won at Texas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and now Richmond Raceway.

Busch's memory of that prompted him to go into the stands Saturday and celebrate with some of his supporters. Maybe! Probably! Let's look at them and find out. "I wondered if I'd come out alive". That sort of consistency will eventually lead to wins and I think that can come tonight. I saw a lot of yellow (the color of his M&M's Camry) at the front fence line and I saw a little bit of black, which was the (Cup) championship jacket back in (2015). Busch has now finished in the top three for seven consecutive weeks. He leads all drivers in the points standings.

Joey Logano won the first two stages in a race that was remarkably caution-free until the final laps.

The victory keeps the No. 18 vehicle (415 points) in first place in the standings, with Logano (359), Clint Bowyer (329), and Harvick (324) his closest competitors.

Truex's winning lap came at 123.859 miles per hour. Busch will go to Talladega next week seeking to equal the four consecutive victories last done by Johnson 11 years ago.

As we've seen on nearly every start and restart in 2018, Truex got out in front from the first position and led the opening laps.in hot pursuit, though, was Joey Logano, another driver with plenty of success at Richmond Raceway. At a venue where the number of wrecks for caution and debris can often be 10 or more, there was not a single one for either in that period.

He has been one of the best short-track racers over the last two years as he leads all drivers in laps led at Phoenix and Richmond with 904.

"We've been friends, acquaintances, friendly or competitors with one another over the course of the last 3, 4, 5 years". Chesterfield's Denny Hamlin finished third.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr.

(10) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 402. Additionally, he is starting eighth and likely will have a setup that is similar to his teammate Kyle Larson. Matt DiBenedetto 28. Brad Keselowski 29.

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A star not known for his short track mastery, Martin Truex Jr., won the Busch Pole and was in great position to lead some laps and challenge for a win. Kurt Busch has won here twice. William Byron, Chevrolet, 402 13.

(7) Erik Jones, Toyota, 402. Would Martin Truex Jr.be able to win both the pole and the race?

(8) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 402.

(22) * Daniel Hemric (i), Chevrolet, 399.

(14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Accident, 368. Paul Menard 25. Darrell Wallace Jr. 26. Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 401 27. Kasey Kahne - looking for a playoff berth - tried to make it interesting on the final restart, but he faded back to sixth.

(35) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 400.

(15) David Ragan, Ford, 399.

(16) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 402.

(36) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 397. I saw a lot of 18 (his vehicle number) stuff, so I just chose to go up there and give some guys and some kids some high-fives and 'what's up's, but fortunately I got out of there.