Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Lee Spencer  |  Last updated 9/2/13
Kyle Busch is relieved for his reversal of fortune. And his NASCAR Sprint Cup victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway provided Busch and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing crew with another reminder of just how far the team has come. One year ago, Busch was 12th in the points standings without a win entering the final race before the Chase began. Ultimately, Busch missed the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup when the field was decided at Richmond. Instead of dwelling on that setback, the Dave Rogers-led team used the final 10 races to prepare for this season. Then it came out swinging. "Dave and I went into the end of the year, we didn't give up, we didn't just lame duck the rest of the year and ride around," Busch said. "We actually worked hard and pushed ourselves to be better, and probably didn't quite push as hard as we could have a couple times with some other guys racing for their championship. "But I think that we did a good job of learning and learning what we could do and ...
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