Kurt Busch ends Vegas drought to advance

(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

LAS VEGAS (AP) Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch happened to be the leader when a late caution Sunday night jumbled the field and put him in control of his 0-for-21 losing streak in his hometown. He had three magnificent restarts, including one in overtime, to steal a vital playoff race.

The good timing helped Busch sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. He had been ranked last among the 12 title contenders before the race; now he's guaranteed a slot in the round of eight.


NASCAR Schedule
NASCAR CupYellaWood 500Oct. 411:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST22:00 UAE1:00 CT20:00 CET15:00 BRT TV: NBC
XFINITYAg-Pro 300 at TALLADEGAOct. 31:30 PT2:30 MT3:30 CT4:30 ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 北京时间1:30 MST2:30 CST3:30 EST0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 CT22:30 CET17:30 BRT TV: NBCSN
Gander RV & Outdoors TruckChevrolet Silverado 250 at TalladegaOct. 310:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST11:00 CST12:00 EST21:00 UAE12:00 CT19:00 CET14:00 BRT TV: FS1
NASCAR Leaders: Points
1 K.Harvick 3104 9
2 D.Hamlin 3101 6
3 B.Keselowski 3059 4
4 M.Truex Jr. 3058 1
5 J.Logano 3054 2
6 C.Elliott 3053 2
7 A.Bowman 3052 1
8 K.Busch 3043 0
9 K.Busch 3041 1
10 C.Bowyer 3032 0
11 A.Almirola 3025 0
12 A.Dillon 3020 1
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