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Kyle Busch Makes History

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busch385 Kyle Busch Makes History

Las Vegas native Kyle Busch capped off one of the most historical weekends in racing by winning NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race on Saturday night. Busch dominated the Irwin Tools 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, after taking the checkered flag in Friday night’s Nationwide Series race and Thursday’s Camping World Truck Series event. The sweep made Busch the first driver in history to win all three major NASCAR races in the same weekend. In the Sprint Cup race, Busch easily finished ahead of second place David Reutimann. Jamie McMurray finished third, Clint Bowyer fourth and Kasey Kahne fifth. The victory moved Busch up to the number three overall spot in the points standings for NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup Championship. Current points leader Kevin Harvick finished 14th, while Jeff Gordon clinched a spot in the Chase with his 11th place finish. The Sprint Cup Series resumes September 5th at Atlanta.

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