Bowyer Collects Dover Nationwide Win
Clint Bowyer got his second Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday by winning the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Bowyer passed Kyle Busch with 83 laps to go and held the lead until the end. The pass came shortly after a restart.
Bowyer is the defending series champion but has opted not to run a full schedule in 2009.
Busch had dominated the first half of the race but had problems with his radio and communicating with his pit.
“Well, yeah it’s a problem when you can’t explain exactly what the car is doing,” Busch said of the bum radio. “We didn’t make any changes, or if we did we made slight changes. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) could see what was going on with the car. The tires – every time I went out there it was something different. Just frustrating.”
Mike Bliss finished second in the No. 11 CGM Toyota while Brad Keselowski was a third. Bliss was put in the driver’s seat of the car just days ago.
“It was a good run for this CJM Toyota Camry. I’m happy,” Bliss said. “I’m really glad that on Monday I got the call to drive this No. 11 car and the Ridemakerz.com car was good for second. I’ll take that.
“Paul Wolfe (crew chief) and the car chief and a couple guys I worked with at Armando Fitz’s and we ran a whole year together. So, I know all about how Paul (Wolfe) thinks and he knows what I think. It pretty well jelled pretty fast.”
Busch finished fourth and was able to increase his point lead slightly over Carl Edwards, who was fifth.
Busch headed out of Dover with a 206-point lead over Edwards.
Keselowski is 292 behind Busch. He was also involved in a post-race confrontation with Denny Hamlin.
The two got together on the track late in the race and Hamlin wound up spinning. He finished 27th.No Comment