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NASCAR At Kentucky Results: Kyle Busch Wins Inaugural Quaker State 400

Kyle Busch dominated most of the evening at the Kentucky Speedway to pick up the win in the inaugural Quaker State 400. Busch led 125 after starting from the pole - though older brother Kurt led the opening 31 circuits.

Kyle Busch had to hold off Jimmie Johnson and David Reutimann over the final two laps after Clint Bowyer crashed with five laps remaining. Reutimann nipped Johnson to finish second, while Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards rounded out the top-five.

The remaining top-10 drivers were Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski - who led 79 laps and was out front as the final cycle of pit stops began - David Ragan, Kurt Busch, and Denny Hamlin. Pre-race favorite Joey Logano was never a factor and finished 14th.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. struggled all night as well and brought out the race's next-to-last caution when his left front tire blew after his final pit stop. The race restarted with fewer than 10 laps left, but the yellow flew once again when Bowyer lost a tire and backed into the wall, ending what was a miserable evening.

Kyle Busch takes over the point lead by three over Edwards. Point leader entering the day Kevin Harvick finished 16th to fall to third in the standings.

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