Fontana, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Busch won Sunday's Auto Club 400 in a very
dramatic finish that featured rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano crashing on
the final lap while battling for the lead.
Busch put on a dominating performance by leading 125 of 200 laps at Auto Club
Speedway, but was running third to Logano and Hamlin on the last lap. Logano
and Hamlin made contact and crashed in turn 3, allowing Busch to slip by and
steal the win. He gave Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota its first Sprint Cup Series
victory at this 2-mile Southern California racetrack.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and
Hamlin slammed hard into the inside retaining wall. The JGR driver was
transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, but he was awake and alert
following the incident.
Logano ended up finishing sixth. After the race concluded, a fight between
Tony Stewart and Logano occurred on pit road. Stewart was furious with Logano
for blocking him during a late-race restart.
Last week, Hamlin and Logano had an altercation on and off the track at
Bristol Motor Speedway, which later led to a trade of jabs on Twitter.
Busch scored a weekend-sweep at Fontana. He won the Nationwide Series race
here on Saturday, giving JGR its ninth straight Nationwide victory at this
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