Other drivers know they can never count out Kyle Busch, and fans saw why Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Busch, who finished fourth, was supposed to start from the second row but was sent to the back of the 39-car field with Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones for car inspection failures.

Within the first 13 laps, Busch had climbed to 20th place and by lap 43 he was in eighth.

“We gave it a hard-fought fight and came home with what we could there,” Busch said. “Fourth, not too shabby. I thought we had third and the Fords blew my doors off on the straightaway.”

Busch attempted to make a run at the front of the pack against his brother Kurt, Kevin Harvick and eventual race-winner Clint Bowyer before the race was called due to rain after 133 laps.

“If it would have went green the rest of the way I felt like we could have kept up with them” said Busch, who leads the Cup Series standings.