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The Art of Racing 4-15
Busch wins again
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For the second week in a row, it was the Kyle Busch show. 
After winning the Xfinity race on Friday, Busch completed the sweep Saturday night by winning the Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway for his second win of the season and 36th career win. It is the ninth time he has swept both races at a track during the same weekend.
Busch has now won four races in NASCAR’s top three series over eight days, something last done in NASCAR 25 years ago. Harry Gant had consecutive weekend sweeps at Richmond and Dover in 1991. The next Sprint Cup and Xfinity races are at Bristol, where Busch swept all three national series races in the same weekend in August 2010.
After a one-hour, 50-minute delay, the Duck Commander 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway got underway Saturday night. Pole winner Carl Edwards led 124 laps but had to pit under green with a loose wheel, lost a lap, and couldn’t get back to the front before the end of the race.
Martin Truex Jr. took over the lead and was the dominant force for the rest of the race, leading 141 laps. Having just completed a stretch of tracks which provided great racing, the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway was kind of ho-hum. Long green-flag runs resulted in the leaders lapping most of the field, leaving only 15 cars on the lead lap. The 500 miles could have been reduced to 400 and we might have had a more exciting finish.
The teams of Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports completely dominated the race. Kyle Busch won the race with teammates Carl Edwards third and satellite teammate Truex Jr., sixth. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Chase Elliott and Kasey Khane all finished in the top 10. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch also finished in the top 10.
The timing of Tony Stewart’s return to the driver’s seat of his No. 14 Chevrolet remains unknown. He suffered a serious back injury in an ATV accident just prior to the start of the season and has been recovering.
“We won’t know anything until the end of the month when we go get scanned again,” Stewart said. “Unfortunately, it’s a lot of waiting right now, which is about to drive me crazy … The reality is I’m 45 and I don’t know how fast my bones are healing … The hard part is literally waiting until we get scanned and they’ll have a better idea when we can get back in. In the meantime, you’re just waiting. I feel confident that when they say I’m ready, I will be ready.”