published Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Kyle Busch wins inaugural Cup race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, pulling away from Jimmie Johnson on a restart with three laps to go to collect his 99th NASCAR series victory.

Busch won the Trucks race here on Thursday night and had little trouble finding his way to Victory Lane for the second time in three days at the 1.5-mile oval. He started from the pole and dominated long stretches of the 400-mile race to pick up his third Cup win of the season.

David Reutimman slipped past Johnson to finish second. Ryan Newman was fourth, followed by Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth.

The first visit by NASCAR’s top series provided few fireworks on the track, but plenty off it as traffic issues plagued the race.

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