Sunday, April 10, 2016

Busch Continues NASCAR Domination with Win at Texas

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Kyle Busch won the Duck Commander 500 from Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Busch picked up another victory, continuing his dominance of NASCAR’s three National Series.  He has now won the last four NASCAR races, dating back to last weekend’s races at Martinsville.   Busch said his team is working really well together right now.
Photo courtesy Robert Laberge/Getty Images
“Right now, it’s just clicking and going together,” Busch said.  “It’s pretty darn good…having a blast, living the dream.”

Austin Dillon spun to begin a large wreck with about 40 laps to go, and Busch was able to get around Martin Truex Jr. on the final restart.  Busch said his car had gotten better as the night went on.

“We made some great adjustments all night long.  I think the racetrack kept coming to us as the night progressed as well too.”

Truex, who dominated the second half of the race, stayed out with Dillon on a late caution while the other leaders pitted.  Truex said his old tires couldn’t hold off the other leaders.

“Our plan was to stay out and [crew chief Cole Pearn] called me in at the last second and I didn’t want to hit the cone,” Truex said.  “By the time we finally got rolling there, we just didn’t have the grip everyone else had and we were just sliding around.”

“It’s frustrating, but that’s racing and that’s the way it goes sometimes.”

Unofficial results:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3. Joey Logano
4. Jimmie Johnson
5. Chase Elliott
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. Carl Edwards
8. Kasey Kahne
9. Kurt Busch
10. Kevin Harvick
11. Matt Kenseth
12. Denny Hamlin
13. Jamie McMurray
14. Kyle Larson
15. Trevor Bayne
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
17. Ryan Newman
18. Brad Keselowski
19. Austin Dillon
20. Ty Dillon
21. Danica Patrick
22. AJ Allmendinger
23. Casey Mears
24. Aric Almirola
25. Landon Cassill
26. Paul Menard
27. Brian Scott
28. Chris Buescher
29. Ryan Blaney
30. Cole Whitt
31. Regan Smith
32. Michael Annett
33. David Ragan
34. Matt DiBenedetto
35. Jeffrey Earnhardt
36. Reed Sorenson
37. Brian Vickers
38. Clint Bowyer
39. Greg Biffle
40. Josh Wise

Photo courtesy Kyle Busch Facebook

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