Busch earns first Cup Series win of 2018

By Dominic Aragon

April 8, 2018

FORT WORTH—Kyle Busch claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of 2018 Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch led a race-high 116 laps, including the final 30 laps. It was the second time in 2018 and the 57th time in his career he led the most laps among the competition.

“Any time you’re out front and being able to lead laps, that obviously gives you a better chance of winning the race,” Busch said.

The victory was Busch’s 44th of his career, tying the driver with Bill Elliott for 16th on the all-time list.

Busch has now scored at least one victory in each of the last 14 seasons.


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