Last August, Busch not only brought home his sixth series win at Bristol, breaking a tie with brother Kurt Busch for the most wins there among active drivers, he also swept all three races (Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck) for the second time in his career.
Bristol has been a track where the best tend to shine. The top 10 included some of the usual suspects (Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano), but it also included two surprises: Trevor Bayne ran fifth for Roush Fenway Racing and, even more surprisingly, Matt DiBenedetto finished sixth in a BK Racing auto.
"Winning my first Cup race is something that I really want to get done", Jones said.More news: Mets' d'Arnaud to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Brad Keselowski was in his trailer Friday afternoon when he heard the roar of cars running around the track. No other Gibbs auto starts in the top 10, though. He wondered to himself, "What's that?"
Keselowski hustled to his auto and got in to drive a few laps.
"I certainly look forward to Bristol and I definitely have over the years, whether it was the old surface or when they repaved it", noted Busch. I found out the fun way. Harvick's suspension broke in practice on Friday and his auto hit the outside wall hard. In the past five years Carl Edwards has won three races at short tracks, while Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, and Kurt Busch all have two wins apiece. That was just.006- seconds faster than Martin Truex Jr.