Kyle Busch Celebrates Birthday With a Win

Mitch KilpatrickContributor IMay 4, 2009

Kyle Busch celebrated his 24th birthday with a trip to Victory Lane, after winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

The win snapped a month-long losing streak and made him only the second driver in NASCAR to win on his birthday.

Busch celebrated the win with his trademark bow to the crowd, then swan-dived into the arms of his crew.

"It's an exciting win for us," Busch said, "It's really exciting to win on my birthday and to have my team guys enjoy it as much as I do. We struggled for four weeks. It's been a struggle for uswe haven't finished where we want to. We made it happen here."

The win was his third since arriving in Richmond. He drove to a victory in teammate Denny Hamlin's charity race on Thursday.

He won the Nationwide race Friday night.

In the Cup race Saturday, Busch used a quick jump on a late restart to pass Edwards, then closed in on Jeff Gordon. Busch credited one final caution to hold off Stewart (who finished second), who had fresher tires.

It is Busch's series-best third Cup win of the season.