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- Updated: April 10, 2016
Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch won his fourth consecutive NASCAR race in eight days, as he captured Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch has now won back-to-back Sprint Cup races at Martinsville last Sunday and Texas. He also won the Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville last Saturday and Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Texas.
Busch took the lead on Lap 301 and built nearly a two-second margin in the remaining 33 laps en route to capturing the checkered flag for the 36th time in his Sprint Cup career. It was also the ninth weekend sweep of Busch’s career. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second, followed by Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick to round out the top ren.
The start of the race was delayed one hour, 50 minutes to get the track dried from rain in the afternoon. The first 28 laps of the race were run under green, followed by a competition caution. Truex led the most laps (141), while Edwards led the second-most laps (124).
There was a huge 13-car wreck on Lap 293, just 41 laps from the scheduled finish. It began when Austin Dillon got loose, hit the outside wall and ricocheted back across the track. The wreck also included Dillon’s teammates, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman, as well as Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith, Brian Vickers, Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Brian Scott, Michael Annett and Jimmie Johnson.
NASCAR will head for Bristol next weekend for the Food City 500.