As of Monday, September 2, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
HAMPTON — Kyle Busch outlasted the competition Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway to win the AdvoCare 500, his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the speedway.
“I wasn’t happy with the race car at all at the beginning of the race, but the guys made some great calls and got us some great adjustments to get us back up front,” Busch said. “This M&M’s Camry wasn’t good to start, but it was good at the end.”
Busch held off a charging Joey Logano, who led the most laps but lamented not having a longer green-flag stretch at the end to try to catch Busch.
“I felt like I had the race-winning Ford here; (it) was so fast. It just took it seven-eight laps to get going,” Logano said. “I just wish there was five or six more laps. You know, you’re catching them so quick and you’re passing all these guys. It made it a lot of fun, but ahhh … it’s just frustrating.”
Martin Truex Jr. spent the night battling not just his car, but also his broken right wrist.
“It was a hell of a battle for us,” Truex said. “Our car wasn’t very good most of the night. We were probably one or two adjustments away from having something for Joey and Kyle. It was pretty tough there for a while, just hanging on to the car with my wrist; it hurt pretty bad for a while. Third’s a good night for where we were all weekend.”