CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch sailed past feuding teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race and its $1 million prize.
Hamlin and Kyle Busch, teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing and the hottest drivers in NASCAR right now, were racing each other for the lead in the final segment of Saturday night’s race. Hamlin tried to block Kyle Busch’s pass, and the defensive driving sent Kyle Busch into the wall.
Kurt Busch used the opportunity to sail through the traffic and into the lead, which he held over several late restarts.
While the former series champion crossed the finish line for his first All-Star victory, his younger brother was waiting inside Hamlin’s team hauler after unleashing an angry tirade over his radio.