Kyle Busch was on cruise control as he claimed his second stage win of the day at Auto Club Speedway.

Busch briefly dueled with Joey Logano at the beginning of the 60-lap stage to build a 3.4 second lead over the next several laps as Logano rode in second followed by his Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones and Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski showed some muscle during the opening stint and worked his way up to second place on Lap 88. His Team Penske teammate Logano drifted back with a tight car.

Green flag pitstops began on Lap 91 with Busch holding a four-second lead ahead over Keselowski. Busch completed the pit cycle when he pitted on Lap 93 and returned to the front with Keselowski still in second with Team Penske teammate Blaney riding in third.

Busch’s lead swelled up to six seconds until two to go in the stage when a close moment in Turns one and two on lap 118 when the lapped car of Ryan Newman slowed him down a little bit.

He still held the lead nonetheless and took the stage win with 5.4 seconds in the bag in his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry.

Keselowski led a Team Penske sweep of the next three spots followed by Blaney and Logano while Aric Almirola completed the top five.

Almirola’s teammate Kevin Harvick ended up sixth followed by Erik Jones in seventh, Kurt Busch in eighth, Denny Hamlin in ninth and Chase Elliott in tenth.

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