Kyle Busch Twists and Turns to Sonoma Win
Kyle Busch is definitely the real deal. He won NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Infineon Raceway on Sunday, completely dominating the race from shortly before the halfway point to the wild, caution-filled finish.
Three late-race caution flags bunched the field after young Busch had literally left all challengers in the California dust on a sunny California Sunday.
Busch led 75 laps en route his first road course victory, coming from 30th starting position to the front.
Kasey Kahne Wins Second Pole in Last Three Races
Kasey Kahne was so fast during the qualifying session for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway that he even surprised himself. As the third car on the track, Kahne tuned many heads with his super fast qualifying lap of 77.740 seconds, at an average speed of 92.153 mph. Kahne set the bar high and watched as the rest of the field failed to surpass his qualifying effort.
This is Kahne’s 16th pole in 160 career NASCAR Sprint Cup races - his first on a road course – and his second pole in 2008.
This is Kahne’s third top-10 start in five races at Infineon Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson was the closest to Kahne's lap, qualifying on the outside pole. This is Johnson’s 13th top-10 start of 2008 and his second in seven Infineon races.
Kurt Busch will start third on Sunday, giving him his sixth top-10 start in eight races at Infineon.
Qualifying for his first career Sprint Cup Series race, Marcos Ambrose will roll off from the seventh starting position as the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time. Ambrose would have attempted to qualify at Watkins Glen in 2007, but not get the opportunity and did not make the field when qualifying was canceled due to weather.
Sam Hornish Jr. (16th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
NASCAR Newscast: Infineon Raceway Review
Hear from Kyle Busch after his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and first career road course victory. Get the full race recap from Infineon Raceway.
Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Infineon
Kyle Busch credits his team with vast improvements from struggling on Friday to winning on Sunday
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Kyle Busch says a two-race slump -- during which he ran all three of NASCAR's national series -- wasn't a big deal
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Runner-up David Gilliland says he was nervous with Jeff Gordon behind him at the end of the race
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Jeff Gordon says he lucked into a third-place finish, and his team needs to get better
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Video: Post-Qualifying News Conference at Infineon
Kasey Kahne says a conservative, consistent lap won the pole at Infineon Raceway
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Kasey Kahne says he thought he had a shot at the pole but was surprised to get it
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Video: Friday News Conferences at Infineon
Greg Biffle talks about how he will help Midwest flood victims
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Greg Biffle says his focus is staying on the track at a road course and lets his crew figure out the strategy
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David Ragan says he's focused on the Chase despite pulling double duty this weekend at Milwaukee and Sonoma.
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David Ragan says this weekend is all about surviving and not losing ground in the points race
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