The NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky as it happened

SPARTA, KY - JULY 11: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2015 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
SPARTA, KY - JULY 11:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2015 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
SPARTA, KY – JULY 11: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 11, 2015 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch was the class of the field Saturday night. Busch led a race high 163 of the 267 laps to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  It was his second win in his seventh race back after missing the first 11 races of the season. Here’s how it all went down Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

Kyle Larson with his first career pole led the field to the green; by the end of lap 1 though after a three wide start, Brad Keselowski had taken the lead, Jeff Gordon was second, Larson settled into third. Jimmie Johnson was fourth, Martin Truex Jr. was fifth.  By lap five Johnson and Truex were side by side for the spot with Joey Logano close behind. On lap seven, Truex had dropped back to fifth with Logano looking for the spot.  Logano got the fifth spot on lap nine.

Keselowski’s lead was 2 seconds by lap 10. MORE>>>

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