Kyle Busch lost the Geico 500 on a last-lap pass by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway, as Busch finished third after leading a race high 48 laps. Busch was JGR’s best chance to earn its first Cup win of the season.
“When they have too big of a run, you can’t do anything about it,” Busch told Fox. “Stenhouse got a really big run and a good push and got by us there. Then it was all about retaliation and getting back on him. But I just never had enough help from behind.”
Busch remains winless since his Brickyard 400 victory last July. The drive of the No. 18 then took a shot at Talladega Superspeedway and the type of racing it hosts.
“It’s all circumstantial on how you win these things,” Busch said. “Unfortunately, our circumstances didn’t quite go our way. We go to a real race track next week (Kansas Speedway) and try to win there.”