Kyle Busch needs a cookie. For the second week in a row the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion swept the weekends races. Busch took the lead with 33 laps to go at Texas Motor Speedway early Sunday morning to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500. The win came a day after his victory Friday night in the Xfinity race and a week after he won both the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series races at Martinsville Speedway.
“It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said. “I’ve got a great wife, a great son and I’m having a blast, living the dream with Adam Stevens (crew chief) and these guys, and Joe (Gibbs, JGR owner) and JD (Gibbs, JGR co-chairman), thinking about you guys back at home and of course Coy (Gibbs, JGR COO) is here with us. Everybody back at the shop has been building great race cars, they’ve been doing a great job for us. The crew chiefs here have been really working together, gelling together and putting everything together. It’s just fun, right now it’s all clicking and going together.”
After his win Friday night, Busch joked that he deserved a cookie and Sunday morning he certainly earned one. Martin Truex Jr. dominated the race, which started two hours late thanks to rain and ended early Sunday morning on the east coast. Truex led a race high 141 of the 334 laps but a decision to stay out late in the going while most of the leaders behind him pitted doomed Truex who wasn’t able to keep up with older tires and finished a disappointing sixth.
“It was Cole (Pearn, crew chief) who called me in at the last second,” Truex said.