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NASCAR Report: Kyle Busch Wins Again At Bristol

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning his fifth straight win at Bristol (Getty Images)

Is there any driver that’s more dominant now than Kyle Busch?  He completed a weekend sweep at Bristol with yesterday’s Sprint Cup win after winning the Nationwide race the day before.  Kyle led 152 of 500 laps for his fifth straight win at Bristol dating back to last August when he had 3-race sweep.  It’s also his fifth career Cup win at Bristol, tying him with his older brother Kurt who also has five career victories at Bristol.

After winning the week before at Vegas, Carl Edwards settled for second this week.  He’s finished in the top two in three of the four Cup races so far this season.

Defending race winner Jimmie Johnson came in third with Matt Kenseth and Paul Menard completing the top five.

With the victory, Kyle Busch moves up 8 positions to 6th place, 17 points behind his brother – points leader Kurt Busch.  Carl Edwards stands second one point back of Kurt.

Because of unusual tire wear during Friday practices, NASCAR had Goodyear bring in 13-hundred replacement tires for both the Cup and Nationwide races over the weekend.  The original tires had a different compound and construction to give drivers more grip, but they were down to the cords in less than 30 laps.  It was an almost identical situation that happened at the Brickyard 400 in 2008.

Fontana, California is up next on the schedule.

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