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Kyle Busch wins 2015 Brickyard 400

Kyle Busch won the checkered flag. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 5.
Kurt Busch after winning the 2015 Brickyard 400 (WTHR photo)

Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track.

Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot. He returned in late May and has won four of the last five Sprint Cup Series races and three straight.

Now he has a prestigious Brickyard victory to give him one of NASCAR's elusive crown jewels. Busch also won the second-tier Xfinity Series race Saturday at Indianapolis.

His Indy victory moved him within 23 points of cracking the top 30 in the standings - where he needs to be to make NASCAR's championship race. It also gave Toyota its first Cup win at Indianapolis.

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#TrackTeam13 LIVE BLOG FROM DURING THE RACE:

6:50 p.m.

Kyle Busch won the checkered flag. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 5.

Jason Spells will have highlights tonight at 11:00 on Eyewitness News Nightbeat.

6:25 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran into the grass, spun out and bumped into the wall, bringing another caution onto the track.

With 10 laps left in the race:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Martin Truex, Jr.
  5. Denny Hamlin

6:05 p.m.

With 25 laps left, your leaders are:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Martin Truex, Jr.
  5. Kyle Busch

Keselowski was not expected to keep the lead through the end of the race. He last pitted at lap 108 and likely would not be able to finish the race with the fuel he had, but all four of the other top 5 have made their last pit stops for the day.

5:30 p.m.

Aric Almirola spun out in lap 107, sending another caution out across the track.

After 110 laps:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Kyle Larson

5:00 p.m.

Jeff Gordon headed to the garage, where his crew continued to work on the car. Rich Nye says at this point, he's just getting what laps he can to add to his season points.

Leaderboard at the midpoint (80 of 160 laps):

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Tony Stewart
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Danica Patrick

4:55 p.m.

The damage to Jeff Gordon's car slowed him down to the point NASCAR warned him he needed to pick up the pace if he wanted to stay in the race.

4:35 p.m.

Almost immediately after getting back under a green flag, a second caution was issued when Jeff Gordon clipped the wall. He had to pit but returned to the track in a still-damaged car, likely ending his chances of winning another Brickyard 400.

Leaderboard 50 laps in:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. David Ragan
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Carl Edwards

4:20 p.m.

CAUTION FLAG because of balloons on the track. Ryan Newman started in last place. Forty-five laps in, he was a lap down. Kevin Harvick led the pack.

4:10 p.m.

Austin Dillon penalized for driving too fast on the pit road.

3:55 p.m.

Carl Edwards and Joey Logano battled it out for the lead early in the race. The front five overall pulled away in the first 15 laps, including Kyle Busch who jumped from 9th to 4th in that time.