NewsLocal News / July 27, 2015

Kyle Busch Captures Elusive Brickyard Win

Kyle Busch (18) used a push from Joey Lagano (29) to take the lead on a restart in the closing laps of the Brickyard 400. - Doug Jaggers

Kyle Busch (18) used a push from Joey Lagano (29) to take the lead on a restart in the closing laps of the Brickyard 400.

Doug Jaggers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a win at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track.

Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot. He returned in late May and has won four of the last five Sprint Cup Series races and three straight.

Now he has a prestigious Brickyard victory to give him one of NASCAR's elusive crown jewels.

“To come home with a victory here at the Brickyard 400, there’s nothing else like it," Busch said. "It’s probably the biggest win of my career so far.”

His Indy victory moved him within 23 points of cracking the top 30 in the standings — where he needs to be to make NASCAR's championship race. It also gave Toyota its first Cup win at Indianapolis.

The news wasn’t as good for Indiana drivers Sunday. South Bend's Ryan Newman finished 11th. Tony Stewart, of Columbus, was 28th. And Pittsboro's Jeff Gordon – racing in his final Brickyard 400 – finished 42nd.

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