Published on June 23rd, 2008 | by Michael J Smith1
Busch Wins Toyota/Save Mart 350
Kyle Busch dominated the second half of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway and survived a green-white-checker finish to pick up his fifth Sprint Cup victory of the season.
David Gilliland, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, and Casey Mears rounded out the top 5.
Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart finished sixth through 10th respectively.
Notables: Greg Biffle (11th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (12th), Jeff Burton (14th), Jimmie Johnson (15th), David Ragan (24th), Denny Hamlin (27th), Kevin Harvick (30th), Kurt Busch (32nd), and Kasey Kahne (33rd).
Road course ringers: Ron Fellows (29th), Max Papis (35th), Scott Pruett (36th), Boris Said (41st), Marcos Ambrose (42nd), Brian Simo (43rd).
In the closing laps, Harvick tried to out-brake Gilliland in one of the corners, and got into the corner a little too hot. His car snapped loose and he spun. He got into the back of McMurray, who then got into the back of Stewart, sending them spinning.
Stewart rebounded, but McMurray, who ran in the top 5 for most of the day, and Harvick never fully recovered.
After the race, Marty Snyder asked Stewart about the spin. Stewart said:
I haven’t seen it yet so it wouldn’t be fair for me to comment on it.
Snyder pressed the issue, saying that this is the second time Harvick spun him, of late.
Stewart didn’t seem pleased by this and noted, again, that he hadn’t seen it and would not comment on it.