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Coming off his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory of 2013, Kyle Busch continued a strong season start on Saturday by earning a second-place finish at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, a track he calls “home.” The second-place result by Busch tied his best NNS performance at the 1.5-mile desert facility – equaling a runner-up result in 2007. He also has one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory at Las Vegas in 2009. In three weeks the No. 54 Monster Energy team owned by J.D. Gibbs has moved from 32nd to 11th and now to fifth in the series owner’s points standings, 23 points from the lead. Due to a set field on 2012 owner’s points, brought on by bad weather that prohibited qualifying, Kyle Busch and the Toyota Camry team started from the 23rd position in the Sam's Town 300. Busch made quick work of the pack, reaching the top-10 by lap 23 and then driving to within the top-five on lap 60. He eventually led the field at 140 of the 200-lap race, going on to hold the lead p...
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