Kyle Busch swept 2 straight NASCAR weekends with his Sprint Cup win at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Starting from 15th place Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota the 20th Annual Duck Commander 500, his 36th win in 397 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is Kyle Busch’s 2nd win & 6th Top 10 finish in 2016 and with this win he swept Martinsville Speedway & Texas Motor Speedway. This is his 2nd win & 11th Top 10 finish in 21 races at Texas Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet, started from 16th place posted his 17th Top 10 finish in 28 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 4th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 2nd place posted his sixth top-10 finish in 16 races at Texas Motor Speedway.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

4th Place Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, started from 11th place. 5th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from 4th place was the highest finishing rookie. 6th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, started from 3rd place followed by 7th place Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota, started from pole. 8th Place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Quicken Loans Chevrolet, started from 17th place followed by 9th place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet, started from 21st place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 22nd place. Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 6 points over Jimmie Johnson.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 7 Cautions for 41 Laps: 1st Caution on Lap 1 for Green/Yellow Start. 2nd Caution on Lap 30 for Competition. 3rd Caution on Lap 136 for Debris in Turn 4. 4th Caution on Lap 212 for Car 30 Josh Wise CrawfestNB.com Chevrolet crash in Turn 3. 5th Caution on Lap 280 for Debris Fronstretch. 6th Caution on Lap 289 for Car 16 Greg Biffle Kleen Performance Ford, Car 5 Kasey Kahne Quicken Loans Chevrolet crash in Turn 2. 7th Caution on Lap 295 for Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW – FlexsoLyt Chevrolet, Car 27 Paul Menard Rockstar Energy/Menards Chevrolet, Car 7 Regan Smith Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet, Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, Car 14 Brian Vickers TaxAct Military Files Free Chevrolet, Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet, Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet, Car 15 Clint Bowyer Visine Chevrolet, Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota, Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford, Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertons Co./Shore Lodge Ford, Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota Big crash on the Backstretch.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 09: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The race had 17 Lead Changes among 8 drivers: Lap Leaders: C. Edwards 1-30; D. Ragan 31; C. Edwards 32-58; M. Truex Jr. 59-72; M. Kenseth 73; C. Elliott # 74; M. Truex Jr. 75-137; C. Edwards 138-174; M. Truex Jr. 175-176; Kyle Busch 177; K. Harvick 178; C. Edwards 179-208; M. Truex Jr. 209-216; M. Kenseth 217-235; M. Truex Jr. 236-259; T. Bayne 260-271; M. Truex Jr. 272-301; Kyle Busch 302-334. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Truex Jr. 6 times for 141 laps; C. Edwards 4 times for 124 laps; Kyle Busch 2 times for 34 laps; M. Kenseth 2 times for 20 laps; T. Bayne 1 time for 12 laps; D. Ragan 1 time for 1 lap; C. Elliott # 1 time for 1 lap; K. Harvick 1 time for 1 lap.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 09: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, leads Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota, leads Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chase Grid Outlook: 1.Kyle Busch 259 (2 wins);2.J. Johnson 253 (2);3.K. Harvick 252 (1);4.D. Hamlin 201 (1);5.B. Keselowski 201 (1);6.C. Edwards 241 (0);7.J. Logano 234 (0);8.D. Earnhardt Jr. 211 (0);9.Kurt Busch 208 (0);10.A. Dillon 198 (0);11.M. Truex Jr. 187 (0);12.M. Kenseth 171 (0);13.J. Mcmurray 171 (0);14.C. Elliott # 168 (0);15.A. Allmendinger 166 (0);16.K. Kahne 161 (0).

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Cars pit during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kyle Busch took the lead on lap 302 to the checkered flag on lap 334 with a Margin of Victory: 3.904 Seconds. Busch is the 2nd driver to sweep consecutive NASCAR weekends. Harry Gant also accomplished this feat in 1991, winning both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup races on consecutive weekends at Richmond and Dover. Kyle Busch said “Our car was really, really fast, especially entry and center of the corner, and as the night progressed, I think the track actually came to us a little bit. Our car got a lot better, and (crew chief) Adam (Stevens) made some great adjustments all night long. We fought it in the beginning. We weren’t very good. The restart was going to be key. If I could just get out in front of him, I knew I could protect the rest of the race.”

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Next weekend is Bristol Motor Speedway; which is Busch’s best track, look for him trying to sweep 3 weekends in a row.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - APRIL 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 as Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage (L) and John Godwin of Duck Commander (R) look on at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 as Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage (L) and John Godwin of Duck Commander (R) look on at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas

2016 April 8 317754

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 7
Unofficial Race Results for the 20Th Annual Duck Commander 500 – Saturday, April 9, 2016
Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, TX – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 334 Laps – 501 Miles

2016 April 8 317750

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 15. Car 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 334 Running
2. 16. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 334 Running
3. 2. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 334 Running
4. 11. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 334 Running
5. 4. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 334 Running
6. 3. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota 334 Running
7. 1. Car 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 334 Running
8. 17. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Quicken Loans Chevrolet 334 Running
9. 21. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet 334 Running
10. 22. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 334 Running
11. 9. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 334 Running
12. 6. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 334 Running
13. 18. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Off Road Chevrolet 334 Running
14. 20. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 334 Running
15. 12. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 334 Running
16. 5. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 334 Running
17. 19. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 333 Running
18. 8. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 332 Running
19. 10. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW – FlexsoLyt Chevrolet 332 Running
20. 30. Car 95 Ty Dillon(i) Nexium 24HR Chevrolet 332 Running
21. 26. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet 332 Running
22. 23. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 332 Running
23. 32. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 332 Running
24. 24. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 331 Running
25. 33. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 330 Running
26. 25. Car 27 Paul Menard Rockstar Energy/Menards Chevrolet 330 Running
27. 27. Car 44 Brian Scott # Albertons Co./Shore Lodge Ford 330 Running
28. 34. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Love?s Travel Stops Ford 330 Running
29. 7. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 330 Running
30. 37. Car 98 * Cole Whitt Chevrolet 329 Running
31. 28. Car 7 Regan Smith Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 329 Running
32. 35. Car 46 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 329 Running
33. 31. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 328 Running
34. 29. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Toyota 327 Running
35. 38. Car 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Can-Am Ford 323 Running
36. 40. Car 55 * Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 315 Running
37. 13. Car 14 Brian Vickers TaxAct Military Files Free Chevrolet 290 Accident
38. 36. Car 15 Clint Bowyer Visine Chevrolet 289 Accident
39. 14. Car 16 Greg Biffle Kleen Performance Ford 286 Accident
40. 39. Car 30 * Josh Wise CrawfestNB.com Chevrolet 178 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 24 (transmission change). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 37 Mins, 16 Secs. Average Speed: 138.355 MPH. Margin of Victory: 3.904 Seconds.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Carl Edwards, #19 194.609 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88 3 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #19. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24 0.183 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards, #19. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Apr. 17, 2016 – Bristol Motor Speedway

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