Kyle Busch wins on Sonoma road course

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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