Kyle Busch follows his Xfinity Series win with a runner-up finish in Sunday’s Cup Series event in Atlanta

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Kyle Busch (second) and Martin Truex Jr. (third) scored top-five finishes to lead Toyota in the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday evening. Christopher Bell also scored his second consecutive top-10 finish as he prepares for his first NCS Playoff run.

Toyota Post-Race Recap

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Race 21 of 36 – 260 laps, 400.4 miles

TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS

1st, Kurt Busch*

2nd, KYLE BUSCH

3rd, MARTIN TRUEX JR.

4th, Alex Bowman*

5th, Ryan Blaney*

8th, CHRISTOPHER BELL

13th, DENNY HAMLIN

14th, BUBBA WALLACE

*non-Toyota driver 

TOYOTA QUOTES

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Gummies Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

What did you need to hold the lead and take the win over Kurt Busch today?

“It’s just the same as always. We just don’t have enough front end with laps on tires. I had everything I had early in the run and then just smoked it behind the 42 (Ross Chastain), obviously. It shows you what kind of driver he is. Just tried to fight hard after that when I got passed and had one valiant effort off of (turn) two, but didn’t have enough momentum to drag him down and make him go high in (turns) three and four, and after that the tires were smoked. Great effort. Guys gave me a great piece. We were fast. The No. 1 (Kurt Busch) was definitely better than us today. I just thought I had him. And we did. But racing just didn’t play out that way for us. The Skittles Gummies Camry was fast, and thanks to Toyota, TRD, Rowdy Energy Drink, Interstate Batteries, all the guys. Good piece, just not quite good enough, just needed a tick more.”

Toyota Racing PR