Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson after a restart on the next-to-last lap last night in Joliet, Ill., to win his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
Johnson had gone by Busch with 17 laps remaining in the LifeLock.com 400. But on the restart after the ninth caution, Busch went high on the track at Chicagoland Speedway, got by Johnson, and held on for yet another victory.
Busch has 14 victories this season, spanning NASCAR's three series. He won a Nationwide Series race on the same track Friday night.
And the 23-year-old showed again why he leads the Sprint Cup points race this season with some great driving at the end.
"This is a dream season, man," Busch said.
Busch's biggest problem came after the race when he got stuck in the mud as he tried to do a celebratory drive through the infield grass.
Johnson, the two-time defending Sprint Cup champion, took second, and Kevin Harvick, who entered the race 13th in points, was third.
IRL - Scott Dixon grabbed the lead on Lap 149 and had enough fuel to stay there until rain ended the Firestone Indy 200 with 29 laps left, giving him his third consecutive victory at the Nashville Superspeedway and his fourth this season.
Miscommunication kept Dixon from pitting along with leader Tony Kanaan, helping him grab the lead. Ganassi teammate Dan Wheldon finished second. Pole-sitter Helio Castroneves passed Danica Patrick and Kanaan on Lap 153 after the last restart and finished third. Kanaan wound up fourth with Patrick fifth.