Kyle Busch was not going to be denied on Sunday -- but Joey Logano made damn sure that Denny Hamlin was.
"I did win the race today, by the way, so that might be a story," Busch said with a laugh. "But I'm sure it's not."
Busch had the lead for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 final restart on Lap 190.
And that's when the fireworks began.
Although Busch had the dominant car, Logano was a contender and restarting on the front row. He knew he had to hold off Tony Stewart, who lined up behind him, to win the race. Logano laid a block on the restart on Stewart in an attempt to hold his position and take the victory.
While Stewart stewed over the closing laps, Busch just had to be patient. Given the ongoing feud between Logano and Hamlin, Busch knew his opportunity would come.
On the white-flag lap, it did as Hamlin and Logano bounced off each other. Busch took the lead as Hamlin and Logano wrecked each other, with Hamlin hitting the wall hard. Hamlin was airlifted to a local hos...