Kurt Busch completed his family’s weekend sweep of the two races at Michigan International Speedway with a victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 – one day after Kyle won the track’s X-FINITY Series race. Kurt Busch had his Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in front of the field when the race’s fourth red flag was displayed for rain that persisted throughout the afternoon over Michigan’s Irish Hills. It’s Busch’s twenty-seventh career win, second this season and third at M-I-S – for three different car owners: Jack Roush in 2003, Roger Penske in 2007 and now Gene Haas in 2015. Dale Earnhardt Junior finished second and Martin Truex Junior third, giving Chevrolet a sweep of the top three spots for the third race in a row and six of the last seven.
With his third-place finish, Truex became the first Cup Series driver to open the season with fourteen top-ten finishes in the first fifteen races since Hall of Famer Richard Petty in 1969. The race was called 62 laps short of its scheduled distance.
Kyle Busch won the X-FINITY Series race Saturday at Michigan in his first race in that series since a season-opening crash at Daytona.
Cole Custer won the Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday.