Weekend Sweep For Kyle Busch at Texas [VIDEO]
What a weekend for Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway. He won Friday night’s Nationwide race then won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup NRA 500 for his seventh career weekend sweep to set a NASCAR record.
The key to winning Saturday’s race was on Friday afternoon when he won the pole giving him the choice of pit boxes. He chose the very last pit stall, the one closest to the exit of pit road and during the final caution of the race with 20 laps left he was able to beat Martin Truex, Jr. to the line to take the lead and he never gave it up.
Busch led a race-high 171 laps, but it was Truex who had the lead. At one point his lead over Busch was four seconds. Truex was looking to end a winless streak that extends back six years and it looked like he might be able to final get over that hurdle until debris on the track brought out the yellow flag and the final caution. Truex was forced to settle for second place for the sixth time since his only Sprint Cup win in 2007.
Carl Edward, Greg Biffle and Joey Logano completed the Top Five. Amazing that Logano was able to battle his way to the Top Five after he was forced to start from the rear because of an equipment violation.
Jimmie Johnson came in sixth and held on to the points lead, nine points up on Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch moves up to third, 18 points back.
Next up on the schedule is Kansas Motor Speedway.