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NASCAR At Kansas Speedway: Polesitter Kurt Busch Leads With 100 Laps Remaining

Kurt Busch has 100 laps to go before what would be his first win of the 2011 season, and the polewinner is back out front at the Kansas Speedway.

Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, and Matt Kenseth round out the top-five.

Stewart and Denny Hamlin, a previous leader, had a little bit of a contact just before the most recent caution, sending both cars up the track. Stewart had previously threatened to crash Hamlin as they raced for the lead earlier.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drew a caution at lap 153 with a spin, dropping him deep in the field. He is currently shown 26th after running as high as 11th place before the spin.

The race has been mostly clean, with only one caution flag for an accident. Landon Cassill and Marcos Ambrose touched exiting the fourth turn at lap 118, causing Cassill to slam the outside wall hard. His Chevrolet dropped significant debris around the track, necessitating a near 10-lap caution flag.

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