KANSAS CITY – In an event fraught with pit-road mistakes and mechanical issues, Kurt Busch ran an impeccable race.
In an intensely competitive run to the finish of Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, Busch nosed past leader Kyle Larson at the finish line on Lap 259 of 267 and completed the pass two corners later off Turn 2, as Larson scraped the outside wall.
Seven laps later, Busch’s No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota crossed the finish line 1.413 seconds ahead of Larson to win for the first time at Kansas, the first time this season, and the 34th time in his career. Busch has now won NASCAR Series Cup races for five different car owners and with four different manufacturers.
Kevin Harvick and Busch are the only two drivers who have competed in every NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas (a total of 33).
There were eight caution periods for a total of 47 laps.
Only 23 of the 36 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
Chase Elliott remains the championship leader after Kansas with a 52-point advantage over second-place Ryan Blaney.
SHR Race Finish:
● Kevin Harvick (Started 23rd, Finished 15th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps)
● Cole Custer (Started 16th, Finished 22nd / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps)
● Chase Briscoe (Started 12th, Finished 24th / Running, completed 266 of 267 laps)
● Aric Almirola (Started 7th, Finished 26th / Running, completed 266 of 267 laps)
● Kevin Harvick (11th with 335 points, 140 out of first)
● Aric Almirola (12th with 322 points, 153 out of first)
● Chase Briscoe (14th with 300 points, 175 out of first)
● Cole Custer (27th with 215 points, 260 out of first)
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the non-points NASCAR All-Star Race on Sunday, May 22 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The race starts at 8 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by FS1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the undercard NASCAR All-Star Open.