Kurt Busch wins stage 1 at Darlington, Kyle rallies to fourth

Kurt Busch led 73 of the first 100 laps in Sunday’s running of the Bojangles Southern 500 to claim the win in stage one.

Busch began the night fourth and quickly worked his way up to the front of the field. After briefly losing the lead to Chase Elliott following pitstops for a spin by Garrett Smithley, Busch was able to reclaim the lead under green.

Brother Kyle Busch qualified 33rd for the race and dropped to the rear after an engine change. Driving a throwback to Bobby Hillin’s 1990 Snickers car, Busch methodically worked his way up the field finishing the first stage fourth.

Stage 1 Top-Five

  1. Kurt Busch
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Chase Elliott