Kyle Busch had a great weekend in Texas. He won the pole on Friday for the Sprint Cup race and did so by setting a new track record. Then he won the Nationwide Series race later that night. And on Saturday night he went out and dominated the Sprint Cup race to cap off a complete sweep of the weekend. Busch led 171 of the 334 laps run.
The winning pass was made on pit road when Busch entered pit road during a late caution in second, but his team put up a 11.7 second pit stop and got him the lead. That was all Busch needed as he was able to hold off Martin Truex Jr. to the end.
Truex was by far the closest competition Busch had throughout the event. He led 142 laps but had to finish for second.
The other fast car throughout the race was the 24 of Jeff Gordon. He only led 15 laps but he was in the top three almost all race long until he broke a wheel hub with about 50 laps remaining. Gordon had to settle for 38th.
Joey Logano made a big comeback to finish in the top five, as did Carl Edwards. Edwards had motor issues, but got the problem sorted out and rocketed back to the front.
Logano's issues started before the race even began. He and his teammate, Brad Keselowski, failed pre-race technical inspection. NASCAR found problems with the rear-end housings on both cars and confiscated them. Keselowski passed inspection soon after, but Logano's car didn't clear inspection until after the command was given to fire engines. He had to start in the rear, but battled his way up to fifth.
Martin Truex Jr.