Jeff Kyle 400 Kyle Busch's improbable run continues

Kyle Busch's strong return from injury continued on Sunday as he held off Joey Logano on the final two laps to win in Indy.

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Kyle Busch's improbable run continues

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On an overcast day in Indianapolis, Kyle Busch shone brightest to win the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.

Busch's improbable form return from injury continued as he held off Joey Logano on the final two laps to win a green-white-checkered finish.

"I try to soak it in," said Busch, who won Saturday"s Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250.

"I cannot believe this run and I know everybody"s gonna be tasting the rainbow tonight. This Skittles car was awesome. It"s really a treat to win here in Indy."

It was the fourth win of the season in nine races for Busch, who broke his leg in February at Daytona.

Busch got an excellent push coming out of a restart with eight laps remaining to take the lead away from Kevin Harvick, who had led 75 laps.

Harvick, the season points leader, finished third behind Busch and Logano while Martin Truex Jr., who was third on the final restart, dropped to fourth. Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

Busch is just 23 points out of the top 30 to be eligible for NASCAR"s Chase for the title.

"I guess Kyle's back," Logano said. "We were so close to winning here at the Brickyard, and second hurts. But there are no trophies for second."

The race had 17 total lead changes with David Ragan, who grabbed his first lead on lap 121, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Harvick jockeying for position ahead of the pack in the final third before Busch made his move.

As drivers got more aggressive, four of the nine total cautions occurred in the last 10 laps.

Edwards, the pole-sitter, led 21 laps, finished 13th.

Coming out of a restart with 14 laps remaining, Edwards nearly spun out and fell out of the top 10.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got into the grass and lost control trying to re-enter the track surface before bumping the outside wall one turn one to bring out a seventh caution with 13 laps remaining.

Earnhardt was forced to pit after blowing a tyre in the incident, while Keselowski led 17 laps and finished in 10th place.

Indiana native Jeff Gordon, competing for the last time at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was unable to finish after getting tangled with Clint Bowyer on lap 49.

Gordon, who won the race last year, completed just 69 laps on Sunday while Bowyer finished sixth.

Alex Bowman and Timmy Hill were also unable to finish the race.

The Sprint Cup Series shifts to Pocono Raceway on August 2 for the Windows 10 400.

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