KURT BUSCH BATTLES ADVERSITY TO SCORE FIRST TOYOTA TOP-10 FINISH
Busch finishes eighth in NASCAR’s return to Auto Club Speedway
FONTANA, Calif. (February 27, 2022) – Kurt Busch (eighth) led Toyota in the Wise Power 400 at California’s Auto Club Speedway on Sunday evening.
Toyota Post-Race Recap
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Auto Club Speedway
Race 2 of 36 – 400 miles, 200 laps
TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS
1st, Kyle Larson*
2nd, Austin Dillon*
3rd, Erik Jones*
4th, Daniel Suarez*
5th, Joey Logano*
8th, KURT BUSCH
13th, MARTIN TRUEX JR.
14th, KYLE BUSCH
15th, DENNY HAMLIN
19th, BUBBA WALLACE
36th, CHRISTOPHER BELL
KURT BUSCH, No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD, 23XI Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
Wild day, lots of hard work to get a top-10 here. How was it from your seat?
“I can’t describe what we went through today with all the adversity, all of the problems – the self-inflicted things, the odd ball scenarios. Wow. What a top-10. That is a statement piece for us at 23XI, to get our top-10 like this with everything we have been through. I’ve got to thank all of my guys for staying focused. They showed me the way, and I showed them on what we’ve got to do this year to keep chiseling away. I think we are the highest finishing Toyota, so we know we have some work to do, and the restart fell our way on that last one, but that was the best our car had handled since the first stage, so lots to learn. Lots to go through. Thanks to Monster Energy, Toyota and everybody that has been working hard on these cars at 23XI.”
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