The Associated Press -- As Kyle Busch crossed the finish line for a three-race sweep, his crew quickly credited the driver for his role in the record-setting moment.
"We are in the presence of greatness," a team member said over the radio.
Indeed, they were.
Busch completed an unprecedented sweep of three national races in one week, completing the trifecta with a victory in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. He hoisted a broom in Victory Lane, where he made his third visit in four days.
"I've been trying to do this since I got to NASCAR," said Busch, who has tried for a three-race sweep five times in his career.
"I love Bristol and I love winning. And to do it for the first time ever in NASCAR, to sweep the weekend, man, that's pretty awesome."
Busch also won the Nationwide race Friday night, and the Trucks race Wednesday night to become the first driver to complete the sweep since NASCAR expanded to three national series in 1995.
"He's pretty good," Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs said. "To do all three of those back-to-back was a big deal."
The Cup victory, his third of the season and third in the last four at Bristol, was drama-free after another round in his ongoing feud with Brad Keselowski.
Busch admitted to intentionally wrecking Keselowski late in the Nationwide race, and he celebrated that win by mockingly rubbing his eyes like a crying baby as the crowd showered him with boos. Keselowski vowed revenge over the public address system, to the delight of the Bristol crowd.
The barbs continued all the way up to the start of the Cup race. As Busch was booed in pre-race introductions, he sarcastically told the crowd, "Aw, you're so loving."
Keselowski was introduced moments later, taking the microphone and earning a thunderous cheer by saying, "I'm Brad Keselowski ... Kyle Busch is (a jerk)."
There was almost no chance of an on-track altercation, though, as the two hardly raced near each other for most of the night.
Keselowski did make it hard for Busch to pass him late in the race, when Keselowski was fighting not to go a lap down, but Busch made a clean move around him in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota after several attempts.
"Great job," his team radioed after the pass.
"I know," Busch replied. "I have more class."
Rogers reiterated that after Busch completed the victory.
"Some wiseguys got introduced behind him, and he raced like a champion and handled it with class all day," Rogers said.
David Reutimann rallied from a bout with food poisoning to finish second in a Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing, his first top-15 finish since winning at Chicago last month.
"I feel really, really good about the finish, but I'm not feeling so hot right now," Reutimann said after the race. "I'm ready to go to sleep at some point. Maybe now."