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Kyle Busch uses lucky break to win NASCAR truck series race at AMS

HAMPTON - Kyle Busch made the most out of a lucky break Saturday, pulling away from Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Busch was rolling along in third place with 26 laps to go in the 130-lap race when he was blackflagged by NASCAR for having the driver-side window net unhooked. Seconds before he would have had to pit, a crash brought out the caution flag and allowed the Nextel Cup star to make his stop under yellow and remain in contention.

Busch took full advantage, passing Hornaday on a restart with eight to go and pulling away to his fifth truck victory. Busch is the first Cup regular to win a truck race this season.