Kyle Busch avoids tire issues to win at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, CA - MARCH 23:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

FONTANA, CA – MARCH 23: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 23, 2014 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch led when it mattered coming from fourth spot on a green white checkered flag restart to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 Sunday.

In a race that saw a record 35 lead changes, Busch led only six laps but was able to avoid tire troubles that plagued many contenders , including Jimmie Johnson who was the class of the field until seven laps to go when he lost the left front tire on his Chevy and handed the race to Jeff Gordon.  Gordon had reported a vibration with ten laps to go but looked in position to win in front by nearly three seconds in the closing laps.

After Johnson drivers running in the top 10 began to lose tires including Brad Keselowski, then Marcos Ambrose and finally Clint Bowyer who spun and brought out the caution with two laps to go and setup the green white checkered flag finish. MORE>>>

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