California Dream: Kyle Busch Wins First Cup Race
- Sep 05, 2005
- 5 Team
FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2005) – Kyle Busch became the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR’s top series on Sunday, taking his No. 5 Kellogg’s Chevrolet to Victory Lane at California Speedway.
At 20 years, four months and two days, Busch barely nipped the record set by Donald Thomas, who was four days older when he won at Atlanta in November 1952.
“My nerves were getting to me,” Busch said. “That was just unbelievable. To be able to beat all 42 competitors out here on the NEXTEL Cup Series level, it’s just amazing.
“I want to thank my awesome team. They kept me in the hunt all day long with pit stops and everything else. They did an awesome job for me.”