Nascar

Kyle Busch finally gets first Sprint Cup win at Kansas

  • Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Matt Kenseth (20) lead the pack into the first corner at the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

    Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Matt Kenseth (20) lead the pack into the first corner at the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin Truex Jr. (78) pits during the MASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Martin Truex Jr. (78) pits during the MASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jimmie Johnson (48) leads a group into the first corner during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

    Jimmie Johnson (48) leads a group into the first corner during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)  (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch sailed away from Kevin Harvick after a late wreck collected several of the leaders Saturday night, and finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway after years of misfortunes.

Busch won for the third time this season, and now only needs to win at Charlotte and Pocono to knock off every track in the series. Twice he had crashed out of the Chase race at Kansas, and he had failed to finish four times on the vexing 1 1/2-mile tri-oval.

All of which made his bow along the front straightaway feel so much better.

Harvick finished second after making major changes to his car following a poor qualifying effort, and Kurt Busch was third. Matt Kenseth finished fourth and Ryan Blaney was fifth.