Kurt Busch earned his first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season by outracing his more youthful brother in extra time Saturday night time in a door-to-door finish at Kentucky Speedway.
Joey Logano had the victory in hand until a spin by means of Bubba Wallace with six laps remaining despatched the race into additional time.
Logano and Kyle Busch coated up side-via-facet at the restart for what turned into anticipated to be a race for the victory, but each Erik Jones and Kurt Busch shoved their motors into the combination for an intense very last two laps. The Busch brothers touched as they raced for the lead, both vehicles wiggled, and it regarded Kurt Busch become headed into the wall. But he recovered to squeeze beyond his brother just earlier than the checkered flag.
It was the first win of the year for Busch and his new Ganassi team.
INDYCAR: Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will begin from the pole for Sunday’s race via the streets of Toronto.
Pagenaud has been on a tear around Exhibition Place all weekend, as his Team Penske Chevrolet has been constantly rapid. He paced Saturday morning’s final practice at the eleven-flip, 1.786-mile road path, then edged reigning series champion Scott Dixon for the pinnacle beginning spot.
“This is the high-quality you can sense in racing, while you attain what you anticipate,” stated Pagenaud, who won the Indy 500 in May from the pole.
Dixon stated after qualifying he’s been almost a month with “tennis elbow” – an inflammation of the tendons in the elbow – from running in the simulator, and the soreness has been tricky on Toronto’s hard avenue circuit.
“It’s been a chunk of a nightmare,” Dixon stated. “I was given it the week of Texas after which I had it all the manner thru at Le Mans, and then at Road America, it changed into without a doubt terrible inside the race. So we’ve been seeking to perform a little remedy with it, however tennis elbow, there’s no smooth repair. It might be an offseason task, we’ll see.”
Dixon teammate Felix Rosenqvist certified third for Chip Ganassi Racing, followed through Indy 500 runner-up Alexander Rossi for Andretti Autosport as Honda drivers took spots two thru 4.
IndyCar factors leader Josef Newgarden certified fifth, observed via Ed Jones.
Marco Andretti, Sebastian Bourdais, Spencer Pigot, and Takuma Sato certified 7th thru tenth.
The day was given off to a warm begin while Sato faced Bourdais following the morning practice session. Bourdais become still in his cockpit when Sato approached and appeared to grab the Frenchman. Bourdais climbed out of his automobile throwing haymakers, and a team consultant tried to split the 2 drivers. But the scuffle persisted another few seconds and Bourdais stated later Sato regarded to overreact to an on-tune bypass.
“I surpassed him at the out-lap … I’m now not certain it deserved that sort of reaction, but it doesn’t be counted,” Bourdais stated. “If there has been something, I’m the one who must be pretty (mad). He pretty much ruined our race in Texas from 3 laps down and blocked us the last three stints. I’ve never asked him for anything. We know he races difficult, however with that little incident, I’m now not so positive what must occur to him.”
Sato later said of his emotions “I’m cool,” and notion the scuffle turned into triggered by way of Bourdais, who Sato idea was aggressive on course after which blew up after Sato grabbed Bourdais by means of the collar of his firesuit while Bourdais became inside the automobile.
“He became excited. It wasn’t me,” Sato said. “Passing me became really unnecessary. It changed into just one lap. He went blasting through me after which become Josef Newgarden. What changed into the point?”
In a settlement yr with Penske and privy to rumors that Rossi becomes set to update him internal IndyCar’s top crew, Pagenaud swept both races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May and earned a promise from Roger Penske that his agreement would be renewed. But Pagenaud’s fulfillment has been confined to Indy, as the Frenchman doesn’t have every other top-five finish anywhere else this season. His average finishing position within the 8 races out of doors of Indianapolis is nine.88.
FORMULA ONE: Valtteri Bottas changed into six milliseconds faster than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole function for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England.