NASCAR: Kyle Busch Wins Autism Speaks 400 At Dover

Dustin H.Correspondent IMay 16, 2010

DOVER, DE - MAY 16:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 16, 2010 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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Kyle Busch led 131 laps, and went to victory lane Sunday at the Monster Mile in Dover.

Busch held a steady lead over second place, Jeff Burton, to score his second spring victory at Dover. Busch's last win at Dover was the spring of 2008.

Kyle came close to winning Friday's Camping World Truck Series race before having fuel pickup problems, and did win Saturday's Nationwide Race at the Dover International Speedway.

Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson both dominated most of the race, and Jimmie Johnson was credited with leading the most laps.

Johnson had a winning car and battled with Busch until a pit road speeding penalty on the final pit stop of the day. The pit road penalty sent him down a lap and out of contention for the victory.

A disappointing day for several drivers at Dover, including Sam Hornish Jr. and Marcos Ambrose, who both cut down right front tires and Hornish had a spin up off turn 2.

Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya both had issues with the rear sway bar ending their day and chance at victory.

Finally, Jeff Gordon ended up with a 11th place finish at Dover, but they struggled a majority of the race with the setup on the car.

The All-Star Race at Charlotte will be next Saturday, and can be seen on Speed.


Autism Speaks 400 Dover International Speedway Results.

1.Kyle Busch

2.Jeff Burton

3.Matt Kenseth

4.Denny Hamlin

5.David Reutimann

6.Greg Biffle

7.Kevin Harvick

8.Carl Edwards

9.Tony Stewart

10.Joey Logano


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Standings After Dover.

1.Kevin Harvick "Leader"

2.Kyle Busch -69

3.Matt Kenseth -126

4.Jimmie Johnson -131

5.Denny Hamlin -150


Joe Gibbs Racing has now won five out of the last seven Sprint Cup races, and the drivers head to Charlotte for the All-Star Race next Saturday night, (no points just a one million dollar pay day for the winner of the All-Star Race.)

The Coca Cola 600 will be on Sunday, May 30th from Charlotte, the next points race.