Kyle Larson Edges Out Chris Buescher For The Win At Kansas In The Closest Finish In NASCAR History

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Two photo finishes in one weekend.

Of course yesterday’s Kentucky Derby came down to the wire, with Mystik Dan taking the win at Churchill Downs in one of the closest finishes in the race’s history.

But NASCAR wasn’t about to be outdone.

The rain-delayed race at Kansas Speedway was some of the best racing we’ve seen in the Cup Series this entire season. Kyle Larson battled back and forth with Ross Chastain for some incredible racing for the lead, Martin Truex Jr. looked like he was going to run down Denny Hamlin for the win with just five laps to go…and then a caution came out and changed everything.

Kyle Busch spun with just a handful of laps to go, bringing the entire field to pit road and setting up an overtime green-white-checkered finish.

And as they came through the final turn, it looked like the #17 car of Chris Buescher was going to be able to hold off a hard-charging Larson for the win.

But Larson came up on the outside and wasn’t going to give up, beating and banging on Buescher as they came to the checkered flag.

As the #5 of Larson and the #17 of Buescher crossed the finish line, NASCAR on FOX listed Buescher as the winner in his RFK Racing Ford.

But upon further investigation, it turns out Larson actually clipped him at the line – barely.

When I say barely, I mean BARELY. The margin of victory was .001 seconds – that’s one one thousandth of a second. And it was also the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history, eclipsing the margin of victory of .002 seconds in the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington back in 2003 when Ricky Craven edged out Kurt Busch.

It’s the second photo finish of the season in the Cup Series so far, after Daniel Suarez took the win at Atlanta in a three-wide finish by just .003 seconds.

At this rate, we’re going to have a tie before long…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock