Kurt Busch big bang with first career road course victory

With a dominating run at the Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif., Kurt Busch won for the first time on a road course in the Sprint Cup series. Busch led a race-high 76 laps and beat Jeff Gordon by almost four seconds. He ended a 38-race winless streak which dated back to the 2010 Coca-Cola 600.

“To win a road course race and to beat him, he’s one of the best and always will be,” Busch said. “To get a road course race is a big check mark in my career.”

“I respect him,” Busch said. “He’s third on the all-time list. I’m not going to get sideways with a guy like that but I’m going to let him know he can’t walk all over me.”

Kurt Busch got dumped by Jeff Gordon in last year’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway and finished 32nd.

Gordon, delighted by an unexpected second-place finish after wrestling an ill-handling car throughout the race, wasn’t backing down on Sunday.

“I didn’t think I owed him an apology,” Gordon said. “He’s done things to me I didn’t get apology for. It’s just the kind of relationship I have with Kurt. I see no reason to apologize.

“But those guys have been on a mission here lately. They were strong all weekend long.”

Carl Edwards finished third. Clint Bowyer finished fourth, Marcos Ambrose fifth, and pole-winner Joey Logano was sixth.

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