Kyle Busch Runs Out of Gas, Brother Wins at TMS

Jimmie Johnson wrecks car, cannot capitalized in Texas

Sunday, Nov 8, 2009  |  Updated 6:45 PM CDT
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Kyle Busch Runs Out of Gas, Brother Wins at TMS

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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 08: Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with the checkered flag on victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Jimmie Johnson's drive to history took a hard hit against the wall and Kyle Busch ran out of gas trying to complete an unprecedented NASCAR trifecta.

Kurt Busch won at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, taking over the lead with 2½ laps left when his younger brother's car suddenly slowed down on the backstretch after leading 232 laps.

Johnson, the series points leader trying to become the first Sprint Cup driver to win four consecutive season championships, wrecked on the third lap.

His crew needed more than an hour to repair and basically rebuild his No. 48 Chevrolet, but he returned to finish 38th. His points lead with two races left was cut from 184 to 73 ahead of Hendrick teammate Mark Martin, who finished fourth.

Kyle Busch won the Nationwide and Camping World Truck races at Texas, and was trying to become the first driver to win in all three of NASCAR's national series on the same weekend.
 

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