Kyle Busch finished fourth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Busch’s top-five finish, the ninth time he has achieved that result this year, added 49 points to his season total. Busch now sits at No. 9 in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 651 points. A total of 16 drivers make the postseason cut.
Busch started in 16th position and led four laps in the race. The 17th-year driver has collected 56 career victories, with 209 top-five finishes and 307 results inside the top 10.
Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway is a familiar place for Busch, who has one career win at the track. His fourth-place finish also marks the eighth time he has finished in the top five at Michigan and his 13th top-10.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native began the race three spots behind his career mark of 12.8, but finished 11 places ahead of his career average of 14.7.
Busch battled against a field of 39 drivers on the way to his fourth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. There were 10 lead changes.
Kevin Harvick earned the checkered flag in the race, followed by Denny Hamlin in second place and Martin Truex Jr in third. Busch placed fourth in front of Joey Logano’s fifth-place finish.
After Clint Bowyer won the first stage, Harvick grabbed control and won Stage 2 before driving to victory.