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NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 Update: Kurt Busch Storms To The Lead Early

Kurt Busch stormed from 11th at the beginning of today's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway to snare the lead from Denny Hamlin after just 13 laps. Hamlin held the top spot after passing pole-sitter Joey Logano on lap six, but Busch quickly tracked him down and took over the lead. Marcos Ambrose currently runs third, followed by Ryan Newman and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson.

Logano has faded outside the top-10 after starting from the pole. He won Saturday's K&N Pro Series race at Sonoma and led the first five laps Sunday, but has steadilly backslid since giving the lead to Hamlin.

There have been no cautions thus far and, aside from a minor stack up at the top of the hill leading to turn one on the opening lap, the race has been relatively clean thus far. There is no reason to believe that will be the trend throughout the remainder of the race, however.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.