Kyle Busch wins on Sonoma road course
Kyle Busch won Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway, only his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup race since he returned after breaking his right leg and left foot on opening weekend at Daytona.
Busch was injured Feb. 21 when he crashed during the Xfinity Series race at the Florida track. He missed 11 races but recovered far faster than expected and returned to racing late last month.
His win at Sonoma was aided by a terrific restart with seven laps remaining. On fresh tires, he picked his way past f ive cars and set his sights on leader Jimmie Johnson.
Johnson, who did not pit during the final caution, was a sitting duck for drivers on new tires. Busch ran down Johnson and grabbed his first Sprint Cup win since winning at Fontana in March 2014 — a streak of 35 races. Kurt Busch finished second as the brothers notched their f irst 1- 2 f inish in Sprint Cup. Clint Bowyer was third. Johnson faded to sixth.