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Kyle Busch takes win, break

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch would like to keep driving NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide series — and for good reason.

After Saturday's victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the defending series champ has won consecutive races, four of the past eight and has moved within a point of leader Brad Keselowski.

But he has a larger goal this year: a Sprint Cup title.

"I would love to race them all," he said. "But we've got bigger and better things on Sundays."

Busch overcame some early troubles to win the Tech-Net Auto Service 300 — his final race in Nationwide for three weeks.

He fell two laps down but stayed calm and battled back for his fifth win of the season, holding on after three late restarts including a green-white-checkered finish. Keselowski was second, followed by Joey Logano.

Busch called walking away a "bummer" but said it's necessary to avoid the strain of driving in both series at different tracks over the next month.

FORMULA ONE: Red Bull Racing kept its perfect qualifying record when Mark Webber edged Lewis Hamilton of McLaren for the pole for today's Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul. A track-record lap of 1 minute, 26.295 seconds gave Webber his third straight pole and his team's seventh in seven races to start the season.

Kyle Busch takes win, break 05/29/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:02pm]
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