HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Richmond International Raceway has been open for 70 years and at last Sunday's NASCAR’s event we witnessed the first last lap pass for a victory in this track's history.
Kyle Busch was on the losing end of that history, but when it was all said and done, he won the love of a local fan for one particular gesture.
Losing hurts no matter how you do it. But last Sunday's race at RIR had to hurt a little more for NASCAR's defending Sprint Cup champ when he was bumped by his own teammate Carl Edwards who took the checkered flag.
"You go through the swings of these races sometimes and that's why i say my guys did a great job of adjusting on the car for me to keep me up front and put me in position to have a shot to win,” said Busch who finished second in the Toyota Owners 400.
The frustrated Busch only took a few questions before quickly exiting the press conference.
But as mad as Busch was, he still had time for Dinwiddie fan, Kim Ivey, after the race.
You may remember three weeks ago, Busch signed a fan's hat while in traffic after winning at Martinsville Speedway. Well, Busch did it again, this time on Laburnum Avenue, just outside RIR.
"For him to just stop even with his wife in the car that it definitely spoke volumes of what kind of man he really is," said Ivey.
Busch was leaving the track, stuck in traffic on Laburnum Avenue when he hopped out of his truck and ran to Ivey's car. To her surprise, he signed a 2015 championship hat for Ivey's husband.
"When I started seeing him run down the road in the side mirror I thought he was coming to talk to somebody else that was in front of us. And then we realize it was Kyle Busch. So everybody in the car started screaming," said Ivey.
On Monday Busch posted a video of him jumping out of his truck and signing the hat on Instagram with the caption, “You never know, I'll even jump out and autograph for fans in traffic.”
Now the only question is whether the hat should be worn or stored away with another cap she has autographed by Hall of Famer Richard Petty. Although she's been a Busch fan for only a year, her support for the number 18 car is for life.
“We'll now be a fan forever,” said Ivey.