Kyle Busch continues the domination, he wins two of two in Texas
Kyle Busch proves once more that he is the absolutely dominant driver in the field of all three NASCAR national series. He wins Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway, which is his fourth consecutive win and eighth triumph in 2016 season. He won three Sprint Cup races, four Xfinity Series races and one Truck Series race.
Busch’s win at the 1.5-mile track, which followed after the Friday’s NXS win, is his 36th victory in a Sprint Cup career. After he led 34 of 334 laps in the Joe Gibbs Racing’s #18 Toyota Camry, Busch won by a 3.9s margin ahead of #88 Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Video:The Big one at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500
Just 28th after qualifying
After a qualifying session, it doesn’t seem that Busch will win because he started from 28th place. The start of the race was delayed almost two hours due to rain showers. Martin Truex Jr. took the pole position and he led six times for 141 laps. Near the end of the race, the cars with fresher tyres passed him and he finished sixth.
Between second-placed Earnhardt and six-placed Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott completed the top five. Carl Edwards, who led for 124 laps, was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel and he felt to seventh place. Kyle Busch took the control late in the race, after the last caution period, which was caused by a major 13-car crash on Lap 293
The Sprint Cup Series’ next race will be the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 17th, at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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