Maturity key to Kyle Busch's Cup title

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.

Wrecked race cars and temper tantrums helped wear out his welcome with Rick Hendrick, who let Busch go knowing the young driver would probably beat Hendrick Motorsports in a championship battle down the road.

That's exactly what happened, too, as Busch finally won his first Sprint Cup title on Sunday. He won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to lock up the crown and deny former Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon a fifth title in the final race of his career.


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Sprint CupFord EcoBoost 400Nov. 2212:15 PT1:15 MT2:15 CT3:15 ET15:15 ET20:15 GMT4:15 北京时间1:15 MST3:15 EST0:15 UAE (+1)2:15 CT21:15 CET TV: NBC
XFINITYFord EcoBoost 300Nov. 2112:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET15:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST3:00 EST0:00 UAE (+1)2:00 CT21:00 CET TV: NBC
Camping World TruckFord EcoBoost 200Nov. 205:18 PT6:18 MT7:18 CT8:18 ET20:18 ET1:18 GMT9:18 北京时间6:18 MST8:18 EST5:18 UAE (+1)7:18 CT2:18 CET TV: FS1
NASCAR Leaders: Points
1 K.Busch 5043 5
2 K.Harvick 5042 3
3 J.Gordon 5038 1
4 M.Truex Jr. 5032 1
5 C.Edwards 2368 2
6 J.Logano 2360 6
7 B.Keselowski 2347 1
8 K.Busch 2333 2
9 D.Hamlin 2327 2
10 J.Johnson 2315 5
11 R.Newman 2314 0
12 D.Earnhardt Jr. 2310 3
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