NASCAR notebook: Busch-Larson finish still the talk of Daytona

7/7/2018 4:21:14 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Donnie Allison has never been one to mince words, and his opinion of the final-lap battle between Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson at Chicagoland last Sunday was no exception.

"Best race I've seen in five years," Allison declared during casual conversation with reporters on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. "That's what [drivers are] supposed to do."

Larson began the lap with an aggressive charge through Turns 1 and 2, knocking Busch's Toyota into the outside wall at the exit of Turn 2. After Larson edged ahead, Busch buried his No. 18 Camry into Turn 3 and knocked Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet sideways.

Busch's momentum carried him into the outside wall, but he bounced off, righted his car and sped to the finish line to win the race.

How hard did Busch drive into the final pair of corners to get back to Larson's bumper?

"I don't recall," Busch quipped on Thursday evening during Toyota's announcement of the introduction of the new Supra into NASCAR Xfinity Series competition next year. "It was pretty far ... I wrecked three times -- I wrecked in (Turn) 2, I wrecked in 3 and I wrecked in 1 after the checkered."

Advised of Allison's comments, Busch was appreciative.

"That's pretty cool," he said. "All the racers out there, all the people that know racing appreciated what that race was. A lot of other folks, casual fans that kind of watch the sport, didn't appreciate it for what it was, because they said it was just one guy ramming another out of the way.

"Well, they take that little snippet of (Turns) 3 and 4 and don't even look at 1 and 2, and it's like, they don't see the eye-for-an-eye-type of thing. You've got to know what you're watching to appreciate it sometimes."

The eye-for-an-eye understanding explains why there was no bad blood between the drivers after the race.

"The reason why Larson and I get along, and the reason why Larson and I can have a relationship and have respect for one another is because, at Bristol, I bumped him with five (laps) to go, and I gave him a chance to come back and get me back," Busch said. "He didn't get there. At Chicago, he bumped me and gave me an opportunity to come back for him, right?"

But Busch, like Allison, didn't mince words when it came to his principal rival in the Cup series, Brad Keselowski.

"Brad and I can't absolutely stand each other, or hate each other, because every time he runs into me, he ... wrecks me, and I'm out," Busch said. "Like Watkins Glen that time [2012], there was not a chance for rebuttal.

"The reason why that was a great race to the end between him and (Marcos) Ambrose was because they battled it out. But every time, he just runs over me and wrecks me, so there's never a chance for that rebuttal. There's never that camaraderie with racing. It's just wrecking."

In the eight times Busch and Larson have finished 1-2 in a NASCAR race, Busch has been the winner all eight times. It might be relevant to consider what happens to the camaraderie when Larson starts to win his fair share.

Denny Hamlin: Every race feels like the playoffs

Denny Hamlin is right to be concerned, but he also knows he can cure his anxiety with a couple of trips to Victory Lane.

Entering Saturday night's Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway (7 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Hamlin is eighth in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, comfortably inside the cutoff for the playoffs.

But Hamlin has only two playoff points to his credit, the result of a pair of stage wins, while four drivers -- Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer -- already have double-digit playoff points. Busch leads with 30.

To Hamlin, that engenders an urgency to increase his playoff point total over the next nine races.

"Now, when your competitors are kind of racking up points here and there, it gives you that playoff feel really throughout the entire regular season, and that's what we aimed for, right?" Hamlin said. "So I think that [the points system is] overall working.

"With just a few guys logging a bunch of points right now, I think it makes more good cars in danger of missing the cut early on (in) one of these cutoff races. You've got to be aware of that and make sure you don't take these early rounds for granted, even though you know, based on speed, you should be fine."

Short strokes

--Ryan Preece has run three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, but when rain washed out qualifying for Friday night's Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, Preece got the No. 1 starting spot based on the owner points accumulated by his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota ...

--The identity of Friday night's National Anthem singer was left "TBD" right up until race time -- for a good reason. Unbeknownst to NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell, his daughter, Shannon Rose O'Donnell, was scheduled to sing. Steve O'Donnell got the surprise as he was standing in race control. An accomplished singer, Shannon O'Donnell is headed for Belmont University this fall.

--By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service. Special to Field Level Media.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:27:42 EST Flames sign Lindholm to 6-year deal
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:46:14 EST Ducks sign C Henrique to 5-year, $29.1M deal
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:17:33 EST Predators re-sign Saros, Hartman
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:45:16 EST Leafs sign Sandin to three-year entry level deal
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:11:12 EST Panarin set to meet with Blue Jackets' GM
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:41:32 EST Canadiens, Danault agree to three-year deal
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:23:59 EST Former Flyers, Senators G Emery dies in swimming accident at 35
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:01:07 EST Blue Jackets sign Bjorkstrand to three-year deal
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:47:44 EST Stars re-sign C Shore for two years, $4.6 million
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:24:44 EST Golden Knights keeping Fleury with $21M extension
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:36:08 EST Reports: Blackhawks eye Pacioretty, Skinner in trade talks
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:34:37 EST NHL notebook: Jets G Hellebuyck signs six-year deal
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:06:13 EST Penguins sign D Oleksiak for three years, $6.4M

WTA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:40:23 EST WTA roundup: Sevastova avoids Bucharest disaster, others not so fortunate
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:22:44 EST WTA roundup: Rus starts Bucharest Open with another win
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:13:27 EST Kerber holds off Williams for first Wimbledon crown
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:54:52 EST Serena, Kerber set for Wimbledon final rematch
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:44:35 EST Serena rallies past Giorgi, advances to Wimbledon semis
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:44:02 EST Final top-10 seed Pliskova ousted at Wimbledon; Serena cruises
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 12:45:45 EST Top-seeded Halep stunned at Wimbledon
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:45:24 EST Serena reaches second week, but Venus falls at Wimbledon
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 17:24:21 EST Muguruza stunned at Wimbledon; Halep, Kerber advance
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:48:18 EST Makarova stuns second-seeded Wozniacki at Wimbledon
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:01:23 EST Sasnovich upsets two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:36:11 EST Serena wins in straight sets in Wimbledon opener
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:29:10 EST Serena wins, Stephens and Svitolina upset in first round at Wimbledon
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 10:28:52 EST Wozniacki survives challenge from Sabalenka for Eastbourne title
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:25:59 EST Wozniacki rallies to reach Eastbourne final
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:58:53 EST Wimbledon draw shapes up nicely for Serena Williams
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:20:46 EST Kerber outlasts Kasatkina in 3-set thriller at Eastbourne
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:46:17 EST WTA roundup: Wozniacki advances, but red-hot Kvitova withdraws at Eastbourne
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:09:12 EST Serena awarded No. 25 seed at Wimbledon
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:00:08 EST Kerber sails past Cibulkova at Eastbourne

LPGA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:23:37 EST Inbee Park stuns with withdrawal from UL International Crown
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:51:52 EST Suwannapura tops Lincicome in playoff to win Marathon Classic
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:09:24 EST Henderson leads by a stroke after Round 3 of Marathon Classic
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:36:18 EST Henderson, Hedwall share 36-hole lead at Marathon Classic
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:00:14 EST Suwannapura takes 1-shot lead in Marathon Classic
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 22:09:18 EST Kim breaks LPGA scoring record at Thornberry
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 21:46:07 EST Kim ties 54-hole record, leads by 8 at Thornberry
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 21:33:49 EST Sei Young Kim seizes four-stroke lead at Thornberry
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:37:10 EST Defending champ Kirk fires 62 for early Thornberry lead
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:44:20 EST Korea, U.S. top UL International Crown field
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 19:00:50 EST Park outlasts Ryu, Hataoka in playoff to win Women's PGA
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:46:51 EST Ryu three shots clear in Women's PGA
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:10:44 EST Ryu, Henderson join Park atop PGA Championship leaderboard
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:10:52 EST Park claims first-round lead at Women's PGA Championship
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:13:58 EST Japanese teenager Hataoka rolls in Arkansas for first win
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:42:45 EST Lee, Hataoka share second-round lead at Arkansas
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:52:14 EST Winless Lopez on top in Arkansas
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:19:37 EST Ryu prevails at Meijer LPGA Classic for sixth career win
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:11:23 EST Pace, Nordqvist grab share of lead at Meijer LPGA Classic
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:24:26 EST Ryu seizes control of lead at Meijer LPGA Classic

WNCAAB Stories

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:42:54 EST Former Tennessee great Charles-Furlow dead at 49
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:51:39 EST South Carolina's Wilson earns Wooden Award
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:50:53 EST UConn's Stevens skipping final season, entering WNBA draft
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:15:27 EST Easter stunner: Irish win title on last-second 3-pointer
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:07:32 EST South Carolina's Wilson wins Naismith player of year
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:26:56 EST Ogunbowale's shot lifts Notre Dame over UConn in OT thriller
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:46:41 EST Mississippi State outlasts Louisville in OT to advance to national championship
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:16:06 EST Notre Dame downs Oregon to charge into Final Four
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:01:32 EST UConn routs defending champion South Carolina to reach Final Four
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 21:57:47 EST McCowan, Mississippi State outmuscle UCLA to reach Final Four
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 22:04:33 EST Durr scores 18 as Louisville romps into Final Four
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:46:48 EST Oregon cruises past Central Michigan to advance to Elite Eight
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 21:11:38 EST Notre Dame edges Texas A&M to make Elite Eight
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:52:26 EST Collier paces top-seeded UConn in win over Duke
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:57:12 EST No. 2 seed South Carolina pulls away late to top Buffalo
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:34:21 EST NCAA women's roundup: Oregon State stuns Baylor
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:54:01 EST Louisville overpowers Stanford in regional semis
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:40:30 EST UCLA edges Texas to reach Elite Eight
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:42:57 EST Oregon State ends Baylor's 30-game winning streak in Sweet 16 upset
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:19:07 EST Mississippi State cruises past NC State to advance to Elite Eight

USA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:42:01 EST Tour de France leader Van Avermaet surprises on first Alps stage
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:12:05 EST Degenkolb emotional after winning brutal Tour de France Stage 9
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:44:09 EST Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage, Van Avermaet retains lead
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:26:36 EST Groenewegen wins Tour de France Stage 7, Van Avermaet retains yellow jersey
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:45:59 EST Coach in Lavar Ball's JBA seen pushing, cursing at player
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:58:15 EST USOC names new CEO in wake of turbulent year
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:55:33 EST FanDuel announces sportsbook at Meadowlands
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:49:07 EST Dan Martin claims Tour de France Stage 6 win
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:11:54 EST Slovakian Sagan handles hilly finish to win Tour de France Stage 5
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:37:16 EST Ankle condition leaves Justify's summer plans on hold
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:31:59 EST Gaviria captures Tour de France Stage 4 in wild finish
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:48:01 EST Team BMC captures Tour de France Stage 3 time trial
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:29:00 EST Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 2 as Gaviria crashes late
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 13:35:20 EST Defending champ Froome crashes in Tour de France Stage 1
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:24:01 EST BIG3 becomes first pro league to allow CBD use
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:31:32 EST Mississippi State softball freshman Wilcox dies
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:31:35 EST World of Outlaws driver Johnson dies from crash injuries
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:16:19 EST Report: NFL invited to testify at congressional hearing on sports betting
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:10:39 EST Drag racing legend Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen dead at 81
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:49:22 EST Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter drowns

INDY Stories

Sun, 27 May 2018 17:54:42 EST Power finally claims elusive Indy 500 victory
Sun, 27 May 2018 17:40:48 EST Patrick crashes out of final Indy 500


Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:17:56 EST Former Ohio State star DE Kudla dies at 34
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:01:15 EST Former Texas Tech, Steelers defensive liineman Rivera dies at 57
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:18:27 EST 26 QBs named to Davey O'Brien watch list
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:38:46 EST Smart: Georgia over loss to Alabama, ready to go in 2018
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:45 EST LSU's Orgeron: Hiring Canada as OC 'a mistake'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:54:51 EST Oklahoma coach Riley: Murray 'not the quarterback yet'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:01:20 EST Parents say heatstroke caused Maryland lineman's death after workout
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:12:21 EST Former Arizona State football player Franklin dies at 26
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:07:03 EST SEC media days kick off with a reminder of conference's football dominance
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:26:50 EST Report: Vols DL Thaxton arrested on domestic assault charge
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:02:04 EST Alabama's Hurts, Stanford's Love among players on Maxwell Award watch list
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:28:39 EST Ohio State's Bosa among 85 players on Bednarik Award watch list
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:50:27 EST Georgia lands Cal transfer, former No. 1 recruit Robertson
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:14:57 EST Louisville removing Papa John's from stadium name
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:59:06 EST Louisville evaluating naming options for Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:18:21 EST Former MSU, ASU, Lions coach Rogers dies at 83
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:34:07 EST Alabama LB Lewis tears ACL, out indefinitely
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:29:32 EST Sarkisian loses reported $30M lawsuit against USC
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:47:00 EST Alabama kicks LB Cowan off team for rules violation
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:12:52 EST Spartans hero Watts-Jackson leaves football to join Air Force