Sunday, March 8, 2009
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HAMPTON - Another track, another victory for Kyle Busch.
The 23-year-old star won his second straight NASCAR truck race Saturday, holding off Kevin Harvick on the final lap at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Even though he struggled on restarts after losing both second and third gear in his Toyota, Busch surged past Todd Bodine on the back straightaway with five laps to go and held on the rest of the way to win the American Commercial Lines 200.
Harvick also went by Bodine and set out after Busch, whose truck wobbled on the final two laps coming through turn four but beat Harvick's Chevrolet to the line by about a length.
Busch, a Sprint Cup star who started from the pole, has dominated the Camping World Truck Series in the early going. He finished second in the season opener at Daytona and won the last two races, adding to his victory at California two weeks ago.
He's been especially dominant in Atlanta, winning four of his five truck starts on the 1.54-mile track.
'The truck was not great, but good,' Busch said. 'All I did was bide my time and do what I needed to do at the end of the race.'