Busch Wins Dover NNS Race
Kyle Busch dominated Saturday’s Dover 200 Nationwide Series Saturday to get his 11th victory of the season.
The victory total is a new record for a season and Busch did it in just 23 races. Busch passed Sam Ard to get the record.
“Pretty spectacular,” he said of the record.
Busch started from the No. 2 spot but took the lead away from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and polesitter Joey Logano on the fourth lap.
From there, he was able to build huge leads. Busch led all but eight of the 200 laps.
His victory over second-place Logano was by five car lengths even though he complained of a vibration in his car over the final 15 laps.
“It started shaking real bad,” Busch said. “That was worrying me quite a bit.”
Logano was closing in on the lead over the last couple laps but ran out of time and laps.
“We were not good on restarts,” Logano said. “It’s been that way all year long. Had a car good enough to win.”
Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing was third. Costing him a shot at the victory was a dropped lug nut during a late pit stop.
“One bad stop,” Edwards said. “I think it was a good start for Mike Bean (who has taken over as his crew chief) and I.”
Reed Sorenson was fourth and Kevin Harvick was fifth.
Points leader Brad Keselowski finished 17th. He had been running top 10 but appeared to be chopped and sent spinning by Steve Wallace with about 40 laps to go.
He started the race with a 373-point lead over Edwards and finished 320 ahead with seven races to go.
Danica Patrick crashed about 70 laps into the race and finished 35th.No Comment