Kurt Busch beats little brother Kyle to win at Kentucky Speedway

Kurt Busch did everything possible to get the upper hand on his little brother in a door-to-door overtime battle at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch was the victor in a Saturday night showdown between the brothers that gave him his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing and a spot in the NASCAR Cup playoffs.

“My little brother gave me just enough room. It was like ‘You gonna lift? I ain’t gonna lift. You gonna lift? I ain’t gonna lift.’ And we had a duel,” Busch said. “We had a duel going down through (turns) 3 and 4, and I didn’t know who was going to come out on top.”

Kyle Busch settled for second after a dramatic ending in which the brothers banged their cars and both nearly lost control as they hurtled toward the checkered flag.

Joey Logano had the victory in hand until a spin by Bubba Wallace with six laps remaining sent the race into overtime.

• Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will start from the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar race through the streets of Toronto after edging out reigning series champion Scott Dixon for the top spot.

• By only six milliseconds (0.006) Lewis Hamilton was left in an unusual position: Missing out on pole position for the British Grand Prix on his home track in Silverstone, England. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas got the pole.

NFL: Francisco Alejandro Mendez, an 18-year-old Kansas man, has been charged in the April 28 attack in Topeka that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Ballentine has since recovered.

• Miami Dolphins assistant coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence to address health issues that he says “require my full attention.” The precise nature of his health issue was not disclosed by Caldwell or the Dolphins. Caldwell, 64, was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11 and the Detroit Lions from 2014-17.

WNBA: The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife.

Howard’s wife posted a minute-long, expletive-filled video from March on Twitter on Saturday in which she yelled at Howard about being threatened by the Storm forward.

• A’ja Wilson and Sydney Colson each scored 17 points and visiting Las Vegas beat Washington 85-81.

Soccer: In MLS, Alejandro Pozuelo and Jozy Altidore scored in Toronto FC’s 2-0 win over host Montreal. … Mason Toye scored in the 91st minute and Vito Mannone saved a penalty in the 98th to help host Minnesota beat FC Dallas 1-0 and move 2 points ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes in the West. … Jefferson Savarino had two goals and an assist as Real Salt Lake knocked off Philadelphia 4-0.

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