Kyle Busch drove to his second NASCAR victory in just three weeks Saturday night, making a late pass on Joey Logano to win the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky. The win was crucial for Busch in his bid to win this year’s Sprint Cup championship after the Toyota driver missed 11 races due to injuries earlier this year.
A late-race pass on Ford’s Joey Logano allowed Busch to take the win, however Logano held in for a solid second place. The Chevys couldn’t master Kentucky, with Toyota drivers Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth rounding out the top five. The top finishing Chevy driver was Hendrick Motorsports’ Jeff Gordon in seventh.
Two of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr., butted heads Saturday night after Earnhardt got into the back of Patrick due to the former having brake trouble. Patrick cursed at Jr. over the radio and also bumped him on pit road as payback. Earnhardt was battling with brake trouble all night, and reiterated that fact post-race.
“I mean, what am I supposed to say other than the truth?” Earnhardt told USA Today. “We didn’t have any brakes going into the corner. I know better than to run into her because it gets so much attention. There wasn’t nothing I could do.”