Kurt Busch Wins First Race of Season with Help From The Rain

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IJune 29, 2008

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Let the rain parade begin in New Hampshire. Five races have been won by a last name of Busch. It was not Kyle's turn today, however. It was the No. 2 Miller Light Dodge that went to victory lane with Kurt Busch.

Patrick Carpentier started the race on the pole.

After a few cautions during the race, the rain started to fall. The rain would eventually win the battle.

There were a few guys who did not want the rain and wanted the race to restart, but they got their best finishes of 2008.

Following Kurt Busch with the win, Michael Waltrip finished in second, J.J. Yeley finished in third, Martin Truex Jr. finished in fourth, and Elliott Sadler finished in fifth.

Tony Stewart, who lead in the late portion of the race and won the Nationwide Series race yesterday, finished the race in 13th.

In the points standings, the top six stay the same, with Kyle Busch leading Jeff Burton by 67 points. Denny Hamlin moved up to seventh, Greg Biffle fell to eighth, Tony Stewart gained two spots to ninth, Kasey Kahne fell to 10th, Clint Bowyer fell to 11th, and Kevin Harvick moves back up to the 12th place position. Matt Kenseth trails Harvick in the standings by 15 points.

The Sprint Cup goes to Daytona for the Fourth of July weekend. The race begins at 7PM (ET) on Saturday with TNT, MRN, and Sirius providing the coverage.