William Byron blew a right rear tire on lap 80 after contact from Corey Lajoie. Byron spun, fortunately keeping the car off the wall, and fell a lap down. Byron persevered and recovered to take the lead early in the final stage. He held on for the win as rain ended the race early on lap 185.
Like many drivers, Kyle Busch slammed into the Turn 6 tire barrier and had to be helped out by a tow truck to continue. Busch recovered and charged to a finish of fifth, posting his sixth top 5 of the year.
Kyle Busch won Stage 2 at Sonoma but couldn't catch Martin Truex Jr. late and settled for the runner-up spot.
"I thought I could catch Martin," Busch said. "I gave it my best shot. There's nothing like a charge in 'Wine Country,' except for maybe a 'charge' in 'Tequila Country.'"
Kyle Busch started on the pole at World Wide Technology Raceway and won Stage 1 on his way to the win in the Enjoy Illinois 300. Busch managed several restarts down the stretch and repelled the challenge of Kyle Larson.
Byron avoided the late Ross Chastain-Kyle Larsomn melee and went on to win the Goodyear 400. "It was a super special win," Byron said. "It was the 100th win for car No. 24, and my car sported the throwback Jeff Gordon paint scheme."
Denny Hamlin outdueled Kyle Larson in a wild finish at Kansas to win the AdventHealth 400. After a back-and-forth battle over the final laps, Hamlin got position on Larson and clipped Larson's rear, spinning the Hendrick driver, but he held on to finish second.
Martin Truex Jr. overcame a pit issue midway through Monday's race and recovered, with the aid of a quick two-tire pit stop late, to win the Wurth 400 at Dover. The win snapped a 54-race winless streak for Truex.