Kyle Busch Wins STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch came into the STP 500 weekend at Martinsville Speedway with zero grandfather clocks. When the weekend was over, he left with two.
Busch, who also won Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race, led a race high 352 laps in the STP 500 en route to the victory.
“Any time you get a cool trophy and want to find a cool place to put it, that’s obviously a neat problem to have.,” Busch said. “You know, where they both go, I have no idea. That’s pretty special to be able to score not only one but two here.”
The final caution came out with just 15 laps to go. On the final restart, Busch first held off teammate Matt Kenseth and then AJ Allmendinger.
“Fortunately, with my restart it gave me enough of a gap to get out and I don’t really know what happened behind me,” Busch said. “I guess Allmendinger ended up getting by Matt, because he finished second, but with those two racing each other a little bit side by side, it just kind of gave me the time that I needed in order to get a gap and get comfortable with what I had underneath me.”