Kyle Busch Wins, Passes Biffle on Final Lap

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

Greg Biffle tried to do what seems to be the impossible Saturday at Auto Club Speedway… hold off Kyle Busch on the final lap. Busch was all over Biffle’s back bumper from the start of the final restart, finally getting under Biffle in turn one of the final lap.

Busch would go on to win in an exciting finish, this marks the 31st win in the Nationwide Series for Busch.

Busch’s teammate Joey Logano led 130 laps, easily the most of anyone in the event. Logano came away from this one very disappointed. He had a furocious charge to the lead after restarting in 11th place. However on the final restart Logano would spin his tires, and eventually he was spun out on the front stretch coming to the checkered flag by Brad Keselowski. Logano would still finish fifth, but he showed his displeasure after the race.

Carl Edwards, who is still awaiting the call from his wife Kate, came home fourth. In case the “baby” call comes sometime tonight Erik Darnell is set to sit in for Edwards in tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Series event.

Danica Patrick would again be a non-factor. She did complete the entire race, which in itself was a victory for Patrick who has had limited seat time since she decided to run the Nationwide Series. Patrick finished 31st, three laps down.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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