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Kyle Busch takes Auto Cup 400 after 35 lead changes

The Auto Club 400 was Busch’s 29th career Sprint series victory.
The Auto Club 400 was Busch’s 29th career Sprint series victory.
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Joey Logano may have won pole for the Auto Club 400 at Fontana, but in the end it was Kyle Busch who claimed victory after holding off 21-year old Kyle Larson by .0214 seconds in a green-white checkered finish, that deprived the rookie of a second win in two days. Larson won Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300, for his first Nationwide series win after taking the race lead on a restart with less than 20 laps to go.

The Auto Club 400 was Busch’s 29th career Sprint series victory, and second of the 2014 season, virtually guaranteeing the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup competition.

The race was a wild ride for a lot of the drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., who seemed to have trouble with their left rear Goodyear tires, and resulted in 35 lead changes before the two Kyles battled it out at the finish. Kurt Busche managed to hold on to the 3rd spot, followed by Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart.