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Kyle Busch holds off pack to win NASCAR Sprint Cup in Fontana

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Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

Kyle Busch capably blocked Larson and outlasted Stewart and Kurt Busch to win a wacky race featuring a track-record 35 lead changes and numerous tire problems. With his 29th career Sprint Cup victory in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Kyle Busch is NASCAR’s fifth winner in five races already this season.

‘‘Holy cow, what do you expect when you’ve got a green-white-checkered finish and everybody has to come down pit road and put four tires on?’’ Busch asked after his third career win at Fontana. ‘‘That was ‘Days of Thunder’ right there. Unbelievable day.’’

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