Michigan A Busch Blast

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BROOKLYN, MICH. - Kurt Busch survived a five lap late race restart to win Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan International Speedway over Bobby Labonte and Jeff Gordon.

Busch pulled away from the field on the restart which came on lap 195 after the day's record breaking ninth caution flag. The young driver easily cruised his Rubbermaid Ford across the finish line to pick up his third win of the season.

"I knew it was going to be tough to get away from Bobby," Busch said. "All I needed to do was hit turns three and four. If I could stretch it out from there, he wouldn't be able to draft up on us and I knew we could pull away.

"It was just a perfect car right at the end of the day."

Points leader Matt Kenseth and Michael Waltrip rounded out the Top 5 followed by Sterling Marlin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart, Mark Martin and Terry Labonte.

Caution came early when on the third lap Ken Schrader and Ricky Rudd crashed in turn one. Schrader, who crashed hard early last weekend in Pocono, was racing between Rudd and Steve Park and spun into Rudd after getting brushed by Park on the inside.

Caution number two waved on the seventh lap when Dave Blaney crashed his Jasper Engines Ford in turn four. He was not hurt in the incident.

Ryan Newman brought out the third yellow flag on lap 26 when the engine of his ALLTEL Dodge blew as he raced down the backstretch. Newman's car briefly caught fire as oil spewed from his engine on to his exhaust pipe, but the young driver was uninjured in the incident.

When the green flag came back out Steve Park immediately brought the caution back when he spun in turn one on lap 48. The AOL Chevy appeared to get into the loose srea of the turn and spun around without hitting the wall.

Caution for debris slowed things down momentarily before another yellow on the 172nd lap came out when Ricky Craven hit Greg Biffle on the front stretch sending the Grainger Ford on a long spin through the infield grass.

The race record tying eight yellow flew on lap 180 when Tony Raines spun his BACE Motorsports into the wall between the first and second turns. Rains was not hurt.

With nine laps to go Todd Bodine, who was trying for his first Top 10 Winston Cup finish of the year, hit the wall in the National Guard Chevy to bring out the record breaking ninth yellow.

The Winston Cup Series now travels to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California next Sunday for the Dodge/SaveMart 350 on the twisting road course.

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