Kyle Busch continues his run of domination in NASCAR with his third win of the 2015 season.
Kyle Busch gambled by staying out on not as fresh tires with 44 laps to go, but the gamble payed off and Rowdy broke the bank. Brad Keselowski had pulled to within half a second with five laps to go, but a bobble exiting turn 4 with two laps to go cost the driver who led the most laps the victory and settled for runner-up. Kevin Harvick rounded out the podium with a third place finish.
Joey Logano finished fourth. After battling back and forth for a good ten laps, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth settled for fifth and sixth. Pole sitter Carl Edwards finished seventh. Austin Dillon finished eighth. Jeff Gordon continued to pad his top ten stats in his next to last race at Loudon with a ninth place finish; his 23rd at the 1.058 mile oval. Kurt Busch rounded out the top ten with a tenth place finish.
Overall, it was a solid race. Not race of the year and probably not even in my top ten races of 2015, but definitely worthy of an honorable mention.
Next week, NASCAR heads to Speedway, Indiana for the 22nd running of the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There’ll be a new aero package for next week. Jeff Gordon will attempt to become the sole all-time winningest driver in his 22nd and final career start at the Brickyard.