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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, Tex.–The record book will say that Kyle Busch won the NRA 500 on Saturday night.
If truth be known, Busch started the process on Friday afternoon and applied the coup de grace with 20 laps left on Saturday evening.
Yes, Busch capped a perfect weekend when he took the checkered flag .508 seconds ahead of runner-up Martin Truex Jr. But Busch’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Texas, his second of the season and the 26th of his career started with a pole-winning run on Friday that afforded him the luxury of picking the No. 1 pit stall.
At the race’s crucial juncture, under the final caution for debris in Turn 4, Busch used a lightning-fast pit stop and the pit stall position closest to the exit from pit road to grab the top spot for the final restart. Truex restarted on the outside and struggled to maintain contact with the race winner.
Though he gained ground in the closing la...
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FORT WORTH, Texas Was there really any doubt Kyle Busch would wind in Victory Lane following Friday night's Nationwide Series at Texas Motor Speedway?
After all, Busch had dominated the series this year, winning three of the first five races. He'd also dominated the NNS series at TMS, winning five times.
Nothing changed Friday night either in the O'Reilly Auto Parts...
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images
While it was a Busch brother’s front row for the start of Saturday evening’s NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway, it was Kyle Busch who was celebrating in victory lane afterwards.
Busch took advantage of a late caution to...
Kyle Busch is winning again in the Nationwide Series, at Texas and everywhere else, since getting back into a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Busch won his third consecutive Nationwide race by leading 91 of 200 laps Friday night at Texas, where he became the first six-time winner in the series at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track.
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It’s been one heck of a 2013 NASCAR season for Kyle Busch this year.
In seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts he has two wins already with five straight top five finishes. His two wins came in the last three races with finishes of fourth, second, first, fifth and first respectively.
On the strength of those finishes, Busch has moved up to third in the series standings after his...
Kyle Busch continued to make history ion his return to Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series program on Friday night, winning the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Winless in his own nationwide equipment last year, Busch visited Victory Lane for the fourth time in six races this season, becoming the first driver in series history to win four of the first...
The main NASCAR story for this past weekend--heck, the only story--should be Kyle Busch winning the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races. However, it is likely going to be secondary next to what happened during Saturday's race in the infield.
During Saturday night's race a verbal altercation led to a fan committing suicide. According to reports, Kirk Franklin died...
Credit: John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty ImagesKyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 12, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
It’s a Busch brothers front row for Saturday’s NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway, as Kyle Busch bumped older brother...
Camry driver Kyle Busch (first) captured the checkered flag in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch became the first driver in series history to win four of the season’s first six races. He also won races at Phoenix, Bristol and California earlier this year.
The Las Vegas-native led the field five times for 91 laps (of 200) at the...
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Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Kyle Busch extended his status as the winningest driver in the history of the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), earning his 55th career victory Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth. It was the 27-year-old’s 250th career start in the NNS, and only his sixth start with the recently formed No. 54 Monster Energy Joe...
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After waiting more than 20 years, Norm Miller and Interstate Batteries finally went to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Miller, chairman of Dallas-based Interstate Batteries, got there thanks to the superb drive put in by Kyle Busch and an equally impressive late-race pit stop performed by the Interstate Batteries...
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The hot-start Kyle Busch is off to this season just keeps getting better. The season isn’t even two months old and Busch has six wins combined in NASCAR’s top three series’. Busch returned to victory lane on Saturday Night when he dominated the race and remained up front throughout the night. A late restart allowed Busch’s crew to get him back out front...
It’s hard to believe that last year Kyle Busch went a whole season and won just once in NASCAR’s top three series: Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and...
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Kurt Busch came just shy of setting a new track record at Texas Motor Speedway, but it still looked like the pole for the NRA 500 would be a nice consolation prize — but then his younger brother Kyle Busch knocked him off the provisional pole late in the session.
Kyle Busch did...
Just how did Kyle Busch snare that Texas Sprint Cup win?
Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s NRA 500 from Texas with a time of 27.509 seconds. Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, and Martin Truex, Jr. round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Scott Speed and Scott Riggs. The event will be live on FOX at 7:30 PM EST.