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Kyle Busch Completes NNS Sweep At Dover

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 27 2014

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Kyle Busch beat Joey Logano out of the pits while under caution near the midpoint of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway and led the rest of the way..

Busch took the checkered flag 2.545 seconds ahead of second-place Logano of Team Penske.

Chase Elliott finished third and increased his series lead to 26 points over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith, who was eighth.

Rookie Chris Buescher was fourth, followed by Elliott Sadler, Kyle Larson and Brian Scott.

Busch swept the 2014 NNS events at the Monster Mile.

“I knew we had a good car,” Busch said. “I was just kind of biding my time—I was just chillin.’… The second half of the race, when we beat the 22 (Logano) off pit road—these guys here, they did a great job on that pit stop.

“It was good for us to get out front like that, get in clean air and show what this car had for speed. This Monster Energy Toyota Camry was really, really fast. It was awesome.”

Busch accomplished on pit road what had proven difficult on the race track, namely passing comparable cars in traffic.

“For me, the fastest car here, I had a hard time passing the 60 (Buescher) in front of me, the 2 (Scott) in front of me,” Busch said. “I couldn’t quite get to ‘em, I couldn’t quite get around the outside of ‘em. There was just too much track you had to make up…

“So you just kind of bide your time, pick at it and see what you can learn to make yourself better for tomorrow (Sunday’s AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race).”

In the second half of the race, after he fell behind Busch, Logano’s car developed a push, preventing him from racing for the lead.

“We got beat there off pit road, and after that, he was able to check out,” said Logano, who led 95 of the first 99 laps. “We started very fast just like the spring race also, so it was kind of a replay all over again.

“We’ve got to figure out what to do in the second half, it seems like.”

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race – Dover 200

Dover International Speedway

Dover, Delaware

Saturday, September 27, 2014

1. (5) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 200, $44690.

2. (1) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 200, $36740.

3. (2) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 200, $31115.

4. (6) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 200, $29165.

5. (10) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 200, $24615.

6. (4) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 200, $16765.

7. (7) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, $22150.

8. (8) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, $22910.

9. (13) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, $21515.

10. (3) Ty Dillon #, Chevrolet, 200, $22415.

11. (9) Cale Conley(i), Chevrolet, 200, $20865.

12. (11) Justin Boston(i), Toyota, 200, $20740.

13. (16) Aric Almirola(i), Ford, 200, $14640.

14. (22) Ryan Sieg #, Chevrolet, 200, $20515.

15. (14) James Buescher, Toyota, 198, $21290.

16. (24) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 198, $20365.

17. (19) Dakoda Armstrong #, Ford, 198, $20290.

18. (28) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198, $20240.

19. (20) Alex Bowman(i), Toyota, 197, $14190.

20. (21) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 197, $20840.

21. (17) Dylan Kwasniewski #, Chevrolet, 197, $20085.

22. (31) JJ Yeley, Dodge, 197, $19980.

23. (29) Blake Koch, Toyota, 196, $19905.

24. (18) Ryan Reed #, Ford, 196, $19830.

25. (27) Timmy Hill(i), Chevrolet, 195, $20080.

26. (32) Jeff Green, Toyota, 195, $19930.

27. (36) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 195, $19680.

28. (12) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 191, $19605.

29. (15) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Suspension, 122, $19530.

30. (34) Matt DiBenedetto, Chevrolet, Overheating, 96, $19780.

31. (25) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, Vibration, 50, $13425.

32. (37) Carl Long, Dodge, Handling, 40, $13365.

33. (23) Kevin Swindell, Dodge, Accident, 38, $19300.

34. (35) Tanner Berryhill #, Dodge, Accident, 38, $19265.

35. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Overheating, 22, $13225.

36. (38) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, Vibration, 14, $12260.

37. (30) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, Accident, 8, $18240.

38. (26) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, Accident, 8, $18176.

39. (39) Mike Harmon, Dodge, Ignition, 3, $18075.

40. (33) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, Vibration, 2, $12020.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 116.148 mph.

Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 43 Mins, 19 Secs. Margin of Victory: 2.545 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 4 for 23 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Logano(i) 1-41; C. Elliott # 42; B. Scott 43-45; J. Logano(i) 46-99; K. Busch(i) 100-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Busch(i) 1 time for 101 laps; J. Logano(i) 2 times for 95 laps; B. Scott 1 time for 3 laps; C. Elliott # 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: C. Elliott # – 1,034; R. Smith – 1,008; T. Dillon # – 988; B. Scott – 975; E. Sadler – 970; T. Bayne – 935; C. Buescher # – 857; B. Gaughan – 814; R. Reed # – 759; J. Buescher – 756.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 27 2014
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