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Kyle Busch won his second race of the season after leading 117 laps across two days of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500. Sunday's running saw intermittent red flags for weather and accident clean up before rain ultimately forced the postponement of the finish to Monday afternoon. Once racing resumed, Kyle Larson had the fastest car, but Busch was more consistent. That consistency gave him the edge needed in the final green-flag run to the finish to make the pass for the win in a hectic two-day saga.
The Monster Energy Cup series teams now have a short turnaround before heading to Richmond Raceway for the second short-track race in as many weeks. The race will be the first night race of the season and can often produce exciting finishes. Joey Logano and Larson visited Victory Lane there last season, and Larson will be hunting for redemption after last week's near miss.
Kyle Busch – Busch was consistently one of the fastest cars throughout the Food City 500 both Sunday and Monday. He didn't have the pace to match Larson through much of the race but made all the right moves to remain in touch. That proximity was all he needed to grab the trophy from Larson's hands in the final laps as Busch moved the him out of his way on a charge to the front. After that move, he simply held on to claim back-to-back victories and join Kevin Harvick as the only