Late in the race, fans let out a collective groan as a debris caution was called for a tiny piece of metal that was quickly blown off the track itself. This caution could have given the rest of the field the chance to catch up to Kyle out in front, but Busch owned the moment. On the restart, he rocketed as far ahead of fellow Chase contender and 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick as he could.

Here’s your TV-worthy comeback story, folks. Of the Chase participants, Kevin Harvick finished next, followed by Jeff Gordon and lastly, Martin Truex Jr. Retiring racer Jeff Gordon even took some time to congratulate Busch on his first-ever title.


We’ll miss Gordon next year, that’s for sure.

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