Kyle Busch ended the 2010s as the top driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, finishing with a series-best 40 wins and two championships.
Kyle Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut as NASCAR’s latest champion, winning his second title Sunday after two teammates were slowed by pit-road gaffes.
Here’s a breakdown of the championship four contenders, explaining why each has a chance of winning the NASCAR championship
Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted “It’s not over” after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500 winner on the verge of elimination from NASCAR’s championship race. After calling his shot, he delivered Sunday.
NASCAR suspended a member of Joey Logano’s crew Monday for this weekend’s race at Texas after the tire specialist dragged Denny Hamlin to the ground in a chaotic scuffle between the rival drivers.
Martin Truex earned a spot in NASCAR’s championship race for the third consecutive year with a dominating victory Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
Denny Hamlin won a chaotic NASCAR elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on the second overtime restart that knocked Brad Keselowski out of the playoffs.
Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes.
Just after William Byron won the first stage at Talladega Superspeedway, race forced NASCAR to postpone the remainder of the race until Monday.
Kyle Larson pulled away in the final stage and won the playoff race Sunday at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round.
Chase Elliott overcame a costly mistake that nearly wrecked his car to win a sloppy race in scorching temperatures on the roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Martin Truex Jr. raced his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs with a victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening round of the postseason.
Jimmie Johnson drove through pit road with his rear bumper dangling off the back, already aware of the consequences when he parked the car.
Erik Jones held off JGR teammate Kyle Busch to win the rain-delayed Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway early Monday morning.
It won’t go down as the greatest finish in Bristol Motor Speedway history. It won’t go down as the biggest upset, either.