Kyle Busch revels in his role as NASCAR's villain. He enjoys his role as the top driver so much more.
Busch was simply sensational again, dominating the second half of the
Busch made it 10 victories this season, including two in the Craftsman Truck Series and four in the Nationwide Series. He won for the third time in the last five Cup races.
"It was definitely a great race for us there," Busch said. "We didn't have the car to beat today."
And when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver doesn't find himself in Victory Lane at the end of a Cup race, he's pretty close: Busch earned his fifth straight top-three finish and hasn't finished outside of the top 10 in any of the last seven races.
Busch is the overall points leader after a race where the standings underwent a shake up because an early race wreck took out several contenders.
Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle were second and third, while Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top five.
Busch, Biffle, and Edwards were lucky to be out front early and miss the 10-car wreck on the 18th lap that took out five of the top-eight Chase drivers. Elliott Sadler was turned into the wall and his No. 19 Dodge was smashed into by Tony Stewart's No. 20 car, triggering a massive pile up that put several cars in the garage and ended all hope of contention.
Denny Hamlin was knocked out of the race, and Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Clint Bowyer all returned later with their cars either missing a hood, a fender or running 100-plus laps behind.
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