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Kyle Busch sweeps NASCAR weekend at Texas

Apr 13, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

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Kyle Busch converted his pole position into his second Sprint Cup victory of 2013, holding off Martin Truex Jr. by half a second to win the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch took the lead for good with 20 laps to go, when he managed to beat Truex out of the pits under caution. From there, he held on to the point the rest of the way for his second sweep of the year; he also won both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Auto Club Speedway last month.

Truex led 142 laps but was forced to settle for runner-up after threatening to win his first Cup race since June of 2007 (Dover International Speedway). Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle finished third and fourth respectively for Roush Fenway Racing.

Rounding out the top five was Joey Logano, who was late to the grid after having his rear-end housing confiscated in pre-race inspection and had to start from the rear. His Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski, also had to deal with the same inspection problems but overcame that to finish ninth behind Jimmie Johnson in sixth, Aric Almirola in seventh and Brian Vickers in eighth. Ryan Newman completed the top ten at the finish.

Johnson is still your Cup championship leader, ahead of Keselowski by nine markers going to Kansas Speedway next weekend.

  1. wallio - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Great race by Rowdy. Nobody was touching him. But what was up with Fox calling it the Texas 500 all night?

  2. wavychips - Apr 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I certainly don’t believe anyone should be attending these beer-sucking redneck NASCAR events without a tetanus shot.

  3. mtheparrothead - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Vice versa for those posting about it bra.

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