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Kyle Busch holds on for Kentucky victory

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Sunday 10th July, 2011 - 2:17pm

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Kyle Busch took the win in Kentucky

Kyle Busch took the win in Kentucky

Kyle Busch has survived a two-lap shootout to win Kentucky Speedway’s maiden NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

Busch was the race long pace-setter, and led by as much as eight seconds during a mid-race 105 lap green-flag run.

A caution for a wrecked Clint Bowyer on Lap 262 of 267 closed the field up however, allowing David Reutimann and Jimmie Johnson a chance of victory.

Busch took his third win of the season ahead of the pair, while Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five.

Marcos Ambrose finished 20th in his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford. The former V8 Supercars driver lost two laps early due to an off-sequence fuel strategy, but fought back to be on the lead lap at the flag.

“At times it was a difficult night, but we hung in there and managed to get a result from the evening,” said Ambrose.

See below for the full race result

FIN

ST

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 1 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 48/2 267 Running
2 17 David Reutimann Toyota Tums 43/1 267 Running
3 5 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 41/0 267 Running
4 18 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Tornados 40/0 267 Running
5 7 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 39/0 267 Running
6 13 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 38/0 267 Running
7 6 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 38/1 267 Running
8 8 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 37/1 267 Running
9 3 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 36/1 267 Running
10 14 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 34/0 267 Running
11 26 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 34/1 267 Running
12 9 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot Foundation 33/1 267 Running
13 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 32/1 267 Running
14 15 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 30/0 267 Running
15 2 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 29/0 267 Running
16 19 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 28/0 267 Running
17 12 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 27/0 267 Running
18 16 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA “Good To Go” Rebate 27/1 267 Running
19 22 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 25/0 267 Running
20 11 Marcos Ambrose Ford Porter-Cable Power Tools 24/0 267 Running
21 21 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 23/0 267 Running
22 28 Mark Martin Chevrolet Quaker State / GoDaddy.com 22/0 267 Running
23 30 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today 0 267 Running
24 10 Paul Menard Chevrolet Sylvania / Menards 20/0 266 Running
25 25 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 19/0 266 Running
26 24 Bobby Labonte Toyota Cottonelle Clean Care 18/0 266 Running
27 27 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 17/0 265 Running
28 23 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Valvoline 16/0 265 Running
29 37 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver’s 0 265 Running
30 29 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew 14/0 265 Running
31 35 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 13/0 264 Running
32 39 Andy Lally * Ford Cool Works Cup 12/0 264 Running
33 32 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Big Red 11/0 264 Running
34 42 Mike Bliss Ford Big Red 0 264 Running
35 20 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 9/0 259 Accident
36 34 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 8/0 198 Engine
37 43 Scott Wimmer Dodge Speed Energy 0 90 Electrical
38 41 Tony Raines Ford Front Row Motorsports 6/0 38 Vibration
39 31 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 0 37 Brakes
40 36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Red Line Oil 5/1 35 Transmission
41 38 Michael McDowell Toyota Standard Publishing 3/0 32 Electrical
42 40 Scott Riggs Chevrolet WhitneysCollision.com 0 28 Brakes
43 33 Mike Skinner Toyota Big Red 0 17 Electrical

See below for the full points standings after Race 18 of 36

RANK

DRIVER

POINTS

1 Kyle Busch 624
2 Carl Edwards 620
3 Kevin Harvick 614
4 Kurt Busch 606
5 Jimmie Johnson 605
6 Matt Kenseth 602
7 Jeff Gordon 552
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 548
9 Ryan Newman 538
10 Denny Hamlin 530
11 Tony Stewart 527
12 Clint Bowyer 514
13 Juan Montoya 497
14 Greg Biffle 496
15 David Ragan 494
16 Paul Menard 486
17 Kasey Kahne 484
18 A.J. Allmendinger 483
19 Mark Martin 477
20 Joey Logano 469
21 Brad Keselowski 466
22 Marcos Ambrose 459
23 Martin Truex Jr. 449
24 David Reutimann 423
25 Jeff Burton 417
26 Brian Vickers 405
27 Regan Smith 399
28 Jamie McMurray 386
29 Bobby Labonte 363
30 David Gilliland 328
31 Casey Mears 261
32 Dave Blaney 260
33 Andy Lally* 198
34 Robby Gordon 193
35 Tony Raines 123
36 Bill Elliott 100
37 Ken Schrader 73
38 Terry Labonte 68
39 Michael McDowell 64
40 J.J. Yeley 56
41 David Stremme 27
42 Michael Waltrip 20
43 Andy Pilgrim 18
44 Chris Cook 17
45 Boris Said 16
46 Brian Simo 11
47 Geoffrey Bodine 6
48 T.J. Bell* 5
49 Brian Keselowski* 3
50 Steve Park 2
51 Trevor Bayne 0
52 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0
53 Landon Cassill 0
54 Steve Wallace 0
55 Mike Skinner 0
56 Mike Bliss 0
57 Travis Kvapil 0
58 Hermie Sadler 0
59 Joe Nemechek 0
60 Patrick Carpentier 0
61 Sam Hornish Jr. 0
62 David Starr 0
63 Johnny Sauter 0
64 Scott Wimmer 0
65 Dennis Setzer 0
66 Robert Richardson Jr. 0
67 Todd Bodine 0
68 Scott Riggs 0
69 P.J. Jones 0
70 Kevin Conway 0
71 Derrike Cope 0
72 Tony Ave 0

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