Kurt Busch gets 6th win at Bristol, first win of 2018

during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Stories have been swirling all week about Kurt Busch's driving career and where he will be in 2019.

It's NASCAR's traditional "Silly Season" but no one was laughing in Busch's pit as he captured the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Kyle Larson had a strong weekend with a second place finish Saturday. Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Erik Jones completed the top five.

Kurt's brother Kyle, a seven-time winner at Bristol, almost completed a comeback for the ages. He crashed as part of a multi-car pileup on lap 3 and went two laps down as he crew made repairs.

He got as high as second following a crash with Martin Truex, Jr., who was fuming and throwing gloves once he got out of the car and was finished for the night with a 30th place result.

Kyle Busch would suffer the same fate as the laps closed down. In a battle for fourth with Chris Buescher and Jimmie Johnson, Busch touched with Buescher resulting in both cars cutting tires. Busch was trying to limp his car to his pits when he spun out going into turn 4. He wound up 20th.

Published reports earlier this week said Kurt Busch was being recruited by Chip Ganassi Racing to possibly replace Jamie McMurray. All that crossed his mind Saturday night was making the NASCAR playoffs which begin the week after Indianapolis this year.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off