Busch sweeps Chicagoland Speedway’s first race weekend under the lights

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Kyle Busch claimed his second victory of the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway when he took the checkered flag Saturday night in the Lifelock.com 400, completing the first-ever weekend sweep at Chicagoland Speedway.

"This is a dream season, man," Busch said.

Busch, who started the race from the Coors Light Pole, led for the first 43 laps, fell off the pace and then got back in front on the 121st lap and held it for 80 more laps. Johnson had gone by Busch with 17 laps remaining in the LifeLock.com 400, but on the restart after the ninth caution, Busch went high on the track at the 1.5-mile tri-oval and got by Johnson. Busch led for a total of 165 laps at the 1.5-mile oval.

"I thought I had such a good car, I thought I'd get away from him on the restart. If I could do it over again I'd play more defense on the restart," Johnson said.

Johnson, the two-time defending Sprint Cup champion, took second and Kevin Harvick, who entered the race in 13th in points, was third.

Greg Biffle, who led for 43 laps, finished fourth. Tony Stewart, still looking for his first win this season, finished fifth. Stewart announced earlier this week that he would leave Joe Gibbs racing at the end of the season to become part owner and driver with a team that will be called Stewart-Haas Racing next season.

Kyle Busch now leads Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 262 points and currently has 14 victories this season, spanning NASCAR's three series.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has next weekend off before they head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 27.

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