(WOMR file photo)
Well it did not take long for Kurt Busch to put the rest of the Sprint Cup field on notice that he was a force to be reckoned with in 2015. After being suspended for the first three races this year, (everyone remembers the Patricia Driscoll domestic abuse debacle), it only took him six races before he punched his ticket for the 2015 Chase with a win at the Henrico County Fairgrounds, aka Richmond International Raceway! On the way to his victory, KuBu stunk up the show, leading 291 of the 400 lap race.
This victory was the first of the year, the second at Stewart-Haas Racing, the second at RIR, and Kurt’s 26th career win.
“It’s a total team effort. And the way that everything came together, it just seemed like we were building, building and building towards a great finish like this.
“I have this opportunity because of Gene Haas and everybody that’s a part of our family at Stewart-Haas. It’s an unbelievable feeling when you pull deep from within, you go through troubles and you know when you’re accused of something and things go sideways. Your personal life doesn’t need to affect your business life and I’m here in Victory Lane. It feels great to do it at Richmond.”
Not only did Kurt “stink up the show” by his dominace, but his teammate, Kevin Harvick, finished right behind Busch in second place! That means that half of the SHR, KuBu and Harvick, have their acts totally together, and continue to run up front weekly. However, the other half of SHR, Danica 25th and Stewart 41st, are still struggling to try to be competitive on a weekly basis!
Behind Busch and Harvick, Johnson was third followed by McMurray, Logano, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. to round out the top 10.
Check out the results of the Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!