Kyle Busch started the race in the 24th position at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and eventually finished in the 10th position.
While it was not a good performance by any means for the 2019 champion, it was his first top 10 finish of the 2021 Cup Series season. The 10 ten finish also means that it is Busch’s 10th top-10 in 17 career starts at Homestead.
During the final stage, he told his crew chief Ben Beshore that the car just didn’t hold on during the long run, but fought to get himself inside the top-10 in the final stretches of the race.
The No. 18 Toyota driver is not dwelling on the race gone by, but looking forward to putting his learning for the upcoming race at Las Vegas.
“We struggled a bit tonight with our M&M’S Fudge Brownie Camry,” Busch said. “We finally got the handling back in the right direction there closer to the end, but we just didn’t quite have the longevity we were looking for.
“We’ll take what we learned today and hopefully get better for Las Vegas next weekend.”
Busch had to wait until the playoffs to get his first Cup victory last season. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver will be looking for better fortunes this time around so that he has a better chance of competing for the championship.