Busch makes late pass to win Food City 500

Kyle Larson led for 200 laps, but settled for a rather miraculous second-place finish as Kyle Busch won the Food City 500.

Food City 500 winner Kyle Busch   -  (Getty Images)

Kyle Busch filled Kyle Larson’s rear-view mirror for several laps late in Monday’s Food City 500 at Bristol until he made his move with six laps to go and held on to win for a second consecutive week.

The win, in a race started Sunday before heavy rain, marked Busch’s 45th career NASCAR Cup victory.

Larson led for 200 laps but settled for a rather miraculous second-place finish considering he went for a spin with 177 laps remaining.

"We weren’t quite as good as the 42 (Larson) before that last caution. But we had a 20-lap shootout and that’s what it’s all about,” Busch said.

Larson said: "I hate I didn’t win. We’ve been beat by Kyle about every time I race here, so that gets frustrating as well."

Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman completed the top-five finishers.

With the win Busch holds a 59-point advantage over Joey Logano atop the driver standings.

NASCAR results from Food City 500

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  5. Alex Bowman
  6. Aric Almirola
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Clint Bowyer
  9. Joey Logano
  10. Ryan Newman
  11. Daniel Suarez
  12. David Ragan
  13. Paul Menard
  14. Denny Hamlin
  15. Austin Dillon
  16. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  17. AJ Allmendinger
  18. William Byron
  19. Jamie McMurray
  20. Landon Cassill
  21. Matt DiBenedetto
  22. Kurt Busch
  23. Brad Keselowski
  24. Trevor Bayne
  25. Corey LaJoie
  26. Erik Jones
  27. DJ Kennington
  28. Ty Dillon
  29. Chase Elliott
  30. Martin Truex Jr.
  31. Gray Gaulding
  32. Reed Sorenson
  33. Chad Finchum
  34. Kasey Kahne
  35. Ryan Blaney
  36. Chris Buescher
  37. Harrison Rhodes
  38. Michael McDowell
  39. Ross Chastain
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