Kyle Busch wins at Atlanta

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Monday 2nd September, 2013 - 1:38pm

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Kyle Busch took his fourth win of the year at Atlanta

Kyle Busch took his fourth win of the year at Atlanta

Kyle Busch has won the Advocare 500 at Atlanta after having the best car when it counted – the run to the chequered flag.

A quick stop with 35 laps to run put Busch in the lead, and despite two further caution periods he used the clean air out front to go through to victory.

The result locks Busch into the ‘Chase for the Cup’ while a number of other positions will be confirmed next weekend at Richmond.

“Heck of a lot different than 365 days ago,” said Busch, who missed the Chase last year.

“My boys on pit road, they’re amazing. This Camry was awesome today.”

Joey Logano led the most laps (78 laps) to finish second after being shuffled back and despite racing with a broken wrist Martin Truex Jr finished third.

The race was highlighted by engine failures to Clint Bowyer (led 48 laps) and Brad Keselowski (led 31 laps), plus crash damage to Jimmie Johnson.

Marcos Ambrose was sitting in third place with 20 laps to run, but with others coming on fresher tyres he slipped back to 13th at the finish missing his third-straight top-10 finish by only three laps.

“We fought all night. We didn’t have the fastest car, but we got ourselves in a good position,” said Ambrose.

“If there hadn’t been another restart there, I just needed clean air on the nose and when I didn’t get it there on that last restart I was in trouble.

“It’s not the finish that we wanted, but we sure ran strong.”

The result does move Ambrose into the top 20 in the points standings.

RESULTS: Advocare 500 – Atlanta 

POS 

Car # 

Driver 

Make 

start

Laps 

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points

bonus

1

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 9 325 36 Running 47 4

2

22 Joey Logano Ford 11 325 78 Running 44 2

3

56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 7 325 0 Running 41 0

4

78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 32 325 0 Running 40 0

5

39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 17 325 3 Running 40 1

6

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 5 325 17 Running 39 1

7

42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 3 325 38 Running 38 1

8

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 8 325 0 Running 36 0

9

29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 30 325 0 Running 35 0

10

55 Brian Vickers Toyota 22 325 0 Running 0 0

11

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15 325 0 Running 33 0

12

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 6 325 0 Running 32 0

13

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 20 325 0 Running 31 0

14

47 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 13 325 0 Running 30 0

15

16 Greg Biffle Ford 24 325 0 Running 29 0

16

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 1 325 0 Running 28 0

17

38 David Gilliland Ford 31 325 0 Running 27 0

18

99 Carl Edwards Ford 2 324 68 Running 27 1

19

33 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 26 324 0 Running 0 0

20

43 Aric Almirola Ford 29 323 0 Running 24 0

21

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 21 323 0 Running 23 0

22

13 Casey Mears Ford 19 323 1 Running 23 1

23

34 David Ragan Ford 14 323 1 Running 22 1

24

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 16 322 0 Running 20 0

25

14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 27 322 0 Running 19 0

26

7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 36 322 0 Running 18 0

27

93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 37 322 0 Running 17 0

28

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 10 321 0 Running 16 0

29

30 David Stremme Toyota 25 321 0 Running 15 0

30

36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 42 321 2 Running 15 1

31

32 Timmy Hill Ford 41 321 0 Running 13 0

32

83 David Reutimann Toyota 34 320 0 Running 12 0

33

51 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 38 319 0 Running 0 0

34

31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28 319 0 Running 10 0

35

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 23 307 31 Engine 10 1

36

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 18 292 0 Running 8 0

37

40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 39 249 1 Engine 0 0

38

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 4 231 0 Engine 6 0

39

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 12 192 48 Engine 6 1

40

87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 40 114 0 Vibration 0 0

41

35 Josh Wise Ford 33 94 0 Vibration 0 0

42

98 Michael McDowell Ford 43 92 1 Vibration 3 1

43

95 Scott Speed Ford 35 22 0 Vibration 1 0

 

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES STANDINGS 

Standing

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

Wins

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 837 Leader 25 4 9 15 1

2

Clint Bowyer 809 -28 25 0 8 13 2

3

Kevin Harvick 795 -42 25 2 6 13 2

4

Carl Edwards 795 -42 25 1 7 12 1

5

Kyle Busch 786 -51 25 4 11 15 3

6

Matt Kenseth 768 -69 25 5 6 12 3

7

Dale Earnhardt Jr 750 -87 25 0 5 14 2

8

Joey Logano 729 -108 25 1 8 14 2

9

Greg Biffle 727 -110 25 1 3 10 0

10

Kurt Busch 719 -118 25 0 7 12 2

11

Jeff Gordon 713 -124 25 0 5 11 5

12

Kasey Kahne 709 -128 25 2 8 11 3

13

Martin Truex Jr 704 -133 25 1 6 10 3

14

Ryan Newman 699 -138 25 1 5 11 5

15

Brad Keselowski 691 -146 25 0 7 11 2

16

Jamie McMurray 680 -157 25 0 1 5 0

17

Paul Menard 658 -179 25 0 1 6 1

18

Aric Almirola 640 -197 25 0 1 5 4

19

Juan Pablo Montoya 628 -209 25 0 4 7 0

20

Marcos Ambrose 621 -216 25 0 0 5 2

21

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 610 -227 25 0 0 0 0

22

Jeff Burton 602 -235 25 0 2 5 2

23

Tony Stewart 594 -243 21 1 5 8 0

24

Casey Mears 526 -311 25 0 0 1 2

25

David Ragan 474 -363 25 1 1 1 3

26

Denny Hamlin 462 -375 21 0 3 4 6

27

Danica Patrick 459 -378 25 0 0 1 4

28

David Gilliland 441 -396 25 0 1 1 5

29

Mark Martin 422 -415 18 0 1 4 1

30

Dave Blaney 383 -454 24 0 0 0 4

31

David Stremme 356 -481 24 0 0 0 3

32

Bobby Labonte 343 -494 22 0 0 0 4

33

David Reutimann 341 -496 25 0 0 0 5

34

Travis Kvapil 336 -501 25 0 0 0 8

35

J.J. Yeley 332 -505 24 0 0 1 7

36

AJ Allmendinger 308 -529 13 0 0 1 2

37

Timmy Hill 127 -710 12 0 0 0 1

38

Michael McDowell 121 -716 22 0 0 1 19

39

Michael Waltrip 102 -735 3 0 2 2 0

40

Scott Speed 99 -738 12 0 0 1 9

41

Ken Schrader 85 -752 7 0 0 0 1

42

Terry Labonte 77 -760 4 0 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 48 -789 2 0 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 31 -806 2 0 0 0 0

45

Alex Kennedy 21 -816 3 0 0 0 2

46

Justin Marks 14 -823 1 0 0 0 0

47

Victor Gonzalez Jr 10 -827 2 0 0 0 1

48

Scott Riggs 10 -827 6 0 0 0 6

49

Brian Keselowski 9 -828 2 0 0 0 2

50

Tomy Drissi 8 -829 2 0 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 -834 1 0 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 -836 1 0 0 0 1

53

Brian Vickers 0 -837 11 1 2 5 3

54

Regan Smith 0 -837 6 0 0 2 0

55

Austin Dillon 0 -837 9 0 0 0 0

56

Trevor Bayne 0 -837 9 0 0 0 1

57

Max Papis 0 -837 1 0 0 0 0

58

Josh Wise 0 -837 24 0 0 0 8

59

Landon Cassill 0 -837 22 0 0 0 6

60

Owen Kelly 0 -837 1 0 0 0 0

61

Joe Nemechek 0 -837 22 0 0 0 9

62

Tony Raines 0 -837 2 0 0 0 1

63

Mike Bliss 0 -837 12 0 0 0 11

64

Brendan Gaughan 0 -837 1 0 0 0 0

65

Sam Hornish Jr 0 -837 1 0 0 0 1

66

Paulie Harraka 0 -837 1 0 0 0 0

67

Elliott Sadler 0 -837 1 0 0 0 1

68

Morgan Shepherd 0 -837 1 0 0 0 1

69

Johnny Sauter 0 -837 1 0 0 0 1

70

Ryan Truex 0 -837 1 0 0 0 1

 

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