Kurt Busch scored his second win of the season in the delayed 3M Performance 400 race at Michigan International Speedway. In this way Buch increased his chances of making the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
The officials started the race under yellow flag but the red flag was shown due to the heavy fog. After 32 minutes the race finally got underway. Busch took the lead in lap 101 overtaking Matt Kenseth and dominated the race untill the end. Busch managed to handle the pressure from Martin Truex Jr and finished the race on the first place. This victory brought him another 10 points bonus for the title-deciding Chase.
Busch said that he is very happy for this victory but this doesn’t means that they are champions, they still have to work hard for this. The next race is at Bristol and this is an advantage for Busch: the driver won almost every year the race from Bristol since his maiden victory there in 2002.
Martin Truex Jr managed to finish the race on the Michigan International Speedway after Kurt Busch, in the second place.He was followed closely by Jimmie Johnson on his Chevrolet car.
After tapping points leader and pole-sitter Jeff Gordon off the track, Matt Kenseth finished the race on the 4th place while Gordon finished on the 27th position. Denny Hamlin finished on the 5th place, while his team mate, Tony Stewart, winner at Watkins Glen, closed the top 10.
Dave Blaney finished the race on the 6th position, this being his best
result in this season.On the 7th and 8th places were Carl Edwards and Brian Vickers. They were followed by the Dodge driver Bobby Labonte
The ex-driver of Bmw Sauber F1 team, Juan Pablo Montoya finished the race on the 26th place due to a spin in the lap 15.
The next race in the Nextel Cup will be on Sturday, at the Bristol Motor Speedway.After this only two races will remain to determine the drivers who make the Chase.