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By winning Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch gave the Busch family back-to-back Sprint Cup Series victories.


Kyle Busch won at Las Vegas, but Kurt's victory gave Penske Racing and Dodge Motorsports a much-needed boost. The older brother talked about the significance of his win after the race. Here are excerpts of that interview:

Q: Does winning help you steal back the bragging rights in your family?

A: It does give us bragging rights because we have an off weekend. I felt like I needed to hold up my end of the bargain. I'm real proud of him; real happy for him. To beat him, beat guys like Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, it's really a special day.

Q: What do you need to do to win at Bristol next week?

A: With the short track season coming up, I feel like we certainly did our job on the mile-and-a-half these first three races. Now that we're heading into an off week, we focus on the short track season, Bristol and Martinsville. I've won there before. We need to run a little stronger. I hope to marry the setup we have right now from these tracks into those short track-type setups.



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