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NASCAR Sprint Cup – Kurt Busch wins the All-Stars Race

Kurt Busch won the $1 million NASCAR All-Stars race this weekend. He had gained the poll position in a draft since the heavy rains during the weekend kept the racers from having a chance to fight for a normal qualification. 

Busch, who had won the Nascar Sprint Cup back in 2004, had to fight with all his might to get a spot among the best racers in the country. This was a very demanding track. The racers were pushing their cars’ and their own limits in this dash-for-the-cash event. Crashes and accidents were a constant throughout the race.

The All-Stars race is a not part of the regular season of the Nascar Championship. It gives no points towards the drivers championship, but with a $1 million dollar purse, the racers get into the race with just enough motivation to go all at it. The gas pedal is stuck to the floor during the whole exciting race. Busch knew that if he wanted to take the lead, he had to push hard, and stay focused on his driving to avoid collisions.  

This was quite an intense race. Only thirteen of the 21 starting vehicles made it to the finish line. The Yellow flag had to be put out a couple times, for the race crewmembers to come in and clean the curse.  

The All-Stars race 100 laps were divided into four different segments. During the first 50-lap segment, the elder of the Busch Brothers dominated the circuit with some ease. He was able to hold on comfortably to his poll-position.  

In the following 20-lap segment, Jimmie Johnson, the Sprint Cup defending champion, go in the spotlight. He was driving his Chevrolet Impala flawlessly. Johnson was far more efficient behind the wheel then any of his counterparts and with ease won this segment.

In the third, 20-lap, segment again Johnson tried to take the lead again. He managed to speed up to the top positions. At that point it seemed that Johnson would be the guy to win the big prize. As he was fighting for the first place, Johnson had a battle with Denny Hamlin who was right at his tail. In the mist of the battle, the defending champion lost control of his vehicle and had to maneuver his vehicle to stay in track. He finished 13th.  

Before the last 10-lap segment, all cars where ordered to make a stop at the pits for a mandatory tire change. The surviving racers had only one thing in mind. Get to the finish line 1st and take home the 1 million bucks. Once the last segment went underway, all the vehicles were viciously fighting for a spot in the first places.

But then things got a bit complicated. A big crash left a couple of cars completely trashed over the track. All though there were no major injuries, the race-crew once again had to go in and clean up the mess. When the race restarted, with eight laps to go, Hamlin was in front, followed closely by Kyle Busch. Johnson was 3rd. 

Farther behind, Kurt Busch came from eight and managed his way up to the front. Hamlin made a defensive maneuver to cut Kyle, who lost control of his vehicle and crashed against the safety wall. He took Kasey Kahne out of the race as well.

With just two laps to go, the race restarted. This was right when Kurt Busch finally made it to the front. He accelerated his vehicle and withouth giving much of a chance to his rivals, won his first big race of the season. Martin Truex Jr. came in second. Joey Logano finished third. 

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