Nascar

Kyle Busch wins at Michigan in return to Xfinity Series after 4-month absence

  • Kyle Busch (54) leads Darrell Wallace Jr. (6) during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Kyle Busch (54) leads Darrell Wallace Jr. (6) during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brian Scott (2), Kyle Busch (54) and Joey Logano (22) race during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Brian Scott (2), Kyle Busch (54) and Joey Logano (22) race during the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kyle Busch, left, poses with his wife Samantha and 1-month-old Brexton Locke in the Winner's Circle after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Kyle Busch, left, poses with his wife Samantha and 1-month-old Brexton Locke in the Winner's Circle after winning the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch returned to the Xfinity Series with a flourish, winning his first race back Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a February crash at Daytona. He resumed his Sprint Cup schedule last month, but the race at MIS was his first in NASCAR's second-tier series since the injury.

It was Busch's record 71st career victory on this circuit. He won the 250-mile, 125-lap race by 0.477 seconds over Chase Elliott.

Pole winner Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick were battling for the lead on lap 117 when Harvick brushed against Logano, sending them both sliding to the outside. That gave Elliott and Busch a chance to take over the top two spots, and Busch passed Elliott five laps later.