Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in the Jeff Byrd 500 for his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch has won five straight at Bristol if you include truck and Nationwide series races. He's the first driver this season to sweep a weekend winning all three events. This comes only a year after he became the first driver to ever complete the sweep at a single track... I'm sure you can guess where that was.
Busch held off pole sitter Carl Edwards and defending Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson, who also won at Bristol last year. In his post race comments, Busch paid tribute to the race's namesake.
"I guess first and foremost, it's cool to have the race title be after Jeff Byrd. We know what he's done for us at Bristol, what he's done for the sport in general, how much he meant for all of us. To win the Jeff Byrd 500 is especially special to me and to the Joe Gibbs Racing team. We're real pumped about that. Thanks to Food City and those guys for giving up their name in order to put Jeff's name on there."
It was a good day all around for the Busch family all around as Kyle's brother Kurt, who finished in seventh today, moved into the Sprint Cup Series points lead. He's the fourth different points leader of the young season.