Kyle Busch is on a roll and moving much closer to the top-30 in the point standings, which would earn him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Busch won Saturday night's Quaker State 400 with a dominating performance at Kentucky Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota started ninth and led 163 of 267 laps for his second victory in the last three Sprint Cup Series races. He won at the Sonoma, California road course on June 28.
With his second win, Busch moved up to 35th in the standings. He is now 87 points behind 30th-place Cole Whitt. Busch must finish in the top-30 in points before the regular season concludes on Sept. 12 in order to qualify for the Chase. There are eight races to go before the playoffs in NASCAR's top series begin.
Joey Logano led 23 laps late in the race, but Busch passed him for the top position with 20 laps to go. Logano crossed the finish line 1.6 seconds behind in the runner-up spot.
Busch's teammates, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, finished third through fifth, respectively.