As everyone cruises along the 2021 season, another race is officially in the books. The Buschy McBusch Race 400 featured a lot of action including a wild end to the race. This race came down to the battle of the Kyles between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson. It even ended with some controversy. The ending has many fans talking and it will be discussed all week.
Kyle Busch Wins Stage 1
Stage One featured a battle of the Kyles to end the first stage. Kyle Busch defeated Kyle Larson to finish first in Stage One. These two drivers are known for having some of the best battles over the last several years and it was looking like this race will be no different. Finishing behind them was a surprise as Tyler Reddick earned a third-place finish. In the fourth spot was last weekend’s winner Brad Keselowski. Rounding out the top five was the 24 of William Byron.
Kyle Larson Defeats Kyle Busch
Stage Two was was another battle between the Kyles. This time Kyle Larson defeated Kyle Busch to win Stage Two. Both drivers have been dominating and it made the final stage very intriguing. Finishing behind them was the 11 of Denny Hamlin. In fourth place was Brad Keselowski. Finishing 5th rounding out the top five was Chase Elliott.
Kyle Busch Wins In Wild Ending
Stage Three was easily the most eventful stage of the day. As the stage was winding down, a caution flag was thrown when a tire was sitting in the front stretch grass. This has led to some controversy on whether the caution should have been thrown. This ended a long green-flag run and it angered many fans.
With 25 laps remaining, Denny Hamlin blew a tire and hit the outside wall. He was battling for the lead at the time with Kyle Larson. More trouble struck with 15 laps remaining. On the back straightaway, Austin Cindric and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. made contact. Stenhouse Jr got loose and hit Cindric. This put Austin Cindric in the wall at Stenhouse spun out. More trouble struck with 10 laps remaining. Christopher Bell crashed in Turn Four. Ricky Stenhouse Jr was also involved in this one along with Ryan Preece.
With two laps remaining, Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney made contact and they fell back and did not recover. In the end Kyle Busch won the Buschy McBusch Race 400. This win was a historic win. This win makes Kyle Busch the second driver to win on his birthday more than once along with Cale Yarborough. The fans may not have been happy with the result but one thing that will never change is that Kyle Busch will always embrace the hate.
Many fans were not pleased with the way this one ended. A lot of people did not believe the caution flag should have been thrown when the tire was sitting in the grass. It has sparked a debate across the nation. And of course too, fans are never happy when Kyle Busch wins but that will always be the case. This win also clinched the weekend sweep for Kyle Busch as he also won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday night. Next up for the NASCAR Cup Series will be throwback weekend. Next Sunday NASCAR will head to the Lady in Black for the Goodyear 400. It has become one of the more popular weekends on the schedule and it will be a big one for the fans and drivers.