Kyle Busch dominates Dover
By: Adam Niemeyer (FOX19 Sports)
Kyle Busch won Saturday's Nationwide Series race and backed that up with a dominating performance at Dover on Sunday, winning the Autism Speaks 400. This was Busch's second win in three races.
On Friday, Busch was in position to win the Camping World Truck Series race, but low on gas and had to pit. Aric Almirola ended up winning that race. Busch atoned for Friday by winning on Saturday and Sunday. He ran over 800 miles this weekend.
"It's not going to hurt my feelings too bad to go to bed tonight and know that I lost Friday," Busch said. "I'm going to think more about today."
Busch became the second driver in track history to sweep the Nationwide and Cup Series races. In 1991 Harry Gant was the first at the one-mile track in Delaware.
Busch and four-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson had quite duel going on late in the race, but on the last round of green-flag pit stops, Johnson was clocked going 40.09 mph in a segment of pit road. Dover's pit road speed is 35 mph and NASCAR allows five mph of wiggle room.
Johnson was penalized for speeding, and finished 16th. He led 225 laps. "I just had too much forward bite leaving the pit box and got going too fast and got busted," Johnson said.
NASCAR vet Jeff Burton finished second and Matt Kenseth, the first Ford, finished third. Denny Hamlin and David Reutimann rounded out the top five.
Next weekend is an off weekend of sorts for the Cup regulars. Saturday evening is the Sprint All-Star race in Charlotte, a non-points paying event. The next official Cup Series race is the Coke 600, also in Charlotte, in two weeks on Sunday the 30th of May.