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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (41) during the STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kurt Busch strong-arms Jimmie Johnson for Martinsville win

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as "The Outlaw" committed highway robbery.

Bullying his way past six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson with 10 laps left in Sunday's STP 500 at the .526-mile short track, Kurt Busch held on to edge Johnson by 0.263 of a second, denying Johnson a ninthMartinsville victory.

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