Thank You for reading and I hope you had a great weekend. Here are the top headlines from the weekend in racing.
- Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick for the win at Homestead and with it, took his first career championship. Busch’s championship has been one of the biggest comebacks in the sport’s history. Busch broke his leg and foot at Daytona in February, missing the first 11 races of the season. Busch won four out of five races from Sonoma to Indianapolis during the summer and rode that success to his fifth win and the title on Sunday. Sunday also marked the last race for Jeff Gordon, who finished sixth in the race and third in the championship. Gordon has been one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors and his retirement certainly marks the end of a great era in the sport’s history.
- Chris Buescher clinched his first Xfinity Series title on Saturday with an 11th-place finish at Homestead. Buescher has been remarkably consistent and has been running at the finish of every race this year. Although his 2016 plans have not been finalized, Buescher has proven the ability to compete in the sport, even serving as a substitute driver for Front Row Motorsports throughout the year.
- Matt Crafton’s win on Friday night was not enough to secure his third consecutive Truck Series title, as Erik Jones finished sixth to become the youngest champion in series history. Jones was able to parlay fast runs into wins as they season went on after not being able to do so early on in 2015. Jones will be moving on to the Xfinity Series next year and could be one of the sport’s biggest stars if his recent success continues.
Have a great week and see you soon.