Kyle Busch’s streak comes to an end at Talladega

By Matt Courson
April 29, 2018

TALLADEGA, Ala.—Kyle Busch’s streak of top-10 finishes came to an end Sunday in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Although he was involved in a 14-car crash, Busch managed to finish the race on the lead lap in 13th, ending a run of seven consecutive top-10 results.

Busch entered the GEICO 500 having won the last three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events (Texas, Bristol, Richmond).

“Once we got in that wreck, it was over, but we had a decent car up until then,” the driver said.

“We got the car handling better all day long and every adjustment we made to it was an improvement and gave us more on the race track, but we just lack speedway speed.”

Busch collected stage points in the first and second stage, finishing fourth and tenth respectively.

The driver of the No. 18 ultimately finished 13th. Busch finished 25th in the season opening Daytona 500 earlier this year.

The 2015 Champion collected his lone win at a restrictor plate track ten years ago at Talladega.

Busch currently leads the MENCS points standings by 30 over eventual race winner Joey Logano.

The series heads to Dover (Del.) next week, where Busch has three wins, twelve top-five finishes and sixteen top-10 finishes.


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