Kurt Busch Wins in Atlanta

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- The older Busch showed his kid brother a thing or two.
Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion who's been overshadowed lately by his sibling Kyle, drove to a dominating victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The 30-year-old Busch led 235 of 330 laps in the Kobalt Tools 500, surviving a couple of scrapes with the wall and a late caution to pull away for a 0.332-second victory over Jeff Gordon.
Pole-sitter Mark Martin, who had become the second-oldest driver in Cup history to claim the top spot in qualifying, had another rough day after blowing engines the two previous weeks. He apparently cut a tire, smashed the wall and finished 31st, 14 laps down.

1. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 330 laps, 150 rating, 195 points.
2. (16) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 330, 125, 175.
3. (29) Carl Edwards, Ford, 330, 119.4, 170.
4. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 330, 94.2, 160.
5. (17) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 330, 108.9, 155.
6. (21) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 330, 101, 150.
7. (13) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 330, 99.6, 146.
8. (11) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 330, 88, 142.
9. (7) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 330, 107.1, 143.
10. (23) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 330, 90.3, 139.
11. (20) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 330, 83, 130.
12. (30) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 330, 83.7, 127.
13. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 329, 98.3, 124.
14. (15) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 329, 76.4, 121.
15. (3) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 328, 84.1, 118.
16. (25) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 328, 69.9, 115.
17. (38) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 328, 68.1, 112.
18. (9) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 327, 83.7, 109.
19. (39) David Ragan, Ford, 327, 58, 106.
20. (14) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 327, 60.7, 103.
21. (37) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 327, 57.4, 100.
22. (12) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 327, 78.5, 102.
23. (28) David Stremme, Dodge, 326, 63.8, 94.
24. (31) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, 326, 62.6, 91.
25. (24) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 326, 55.5, 88.
26. (19) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 326, 51, 85.
27. (4) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 325, 67.8, 82.
28. (33) Paul Menard, Ford, 325, 43.3, 79.
29. (41) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 325, 35.5, 76.
30. (42) Joey Logano, Toyota, 324, 42.3, 73.
31. (1) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 316, 92.2, 75.
32. (18) David Reutimann, Toyota, 305, 55.2, 67.
33. (32) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 264, 35.9, 64.
34. (5) Greg Biffle, Ford, accident, 262, 78, 61.
35. (26) Scott Speed, Toyota, accident, 262, 39.9, 58.
36. (35) Bill Elliott, Ford, accident, 201, 36, 55.
37. (36) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, accident, 199, 49.5, 52.
38. (34) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, engine, 179, 45.1, 49.
39. (8) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, wheel bearing, 110, 36.4, 51.
40. (40) Bobby Labonte, Ford, engine, 103, 33.7, 43.
41. (27) Dave Blaney, Toyota, electrical, 82, 28, 40.
42. (22) Travis Kvapil, Ford, engine, 32, 37.7, 37.
43. (43) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, overheating, 21, 24.3, 34.


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