Creature vs. Creature Writers Pool: Results After the Autism Speaks 400

Kelly CrandallSenior Writer IMay 16, 2010

DOVER, DE - MAY 16:  Kyle Busch (L), driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and crew chief Dave Rogers poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway on May 16, 2010 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Kyle Busch tamed the Monster Mile in Dover, DE after sharing a dominating day with Jimmie Johnson.

The two drivers led 336 of the 400 laps combined in the Austim Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk and Milkshakes, thoroughly blistering the field. While it seemed that Johnson had the best car in the field, he led the most laps, he was found speeding on pit road during his final pit stop.

That left Busch to lead the final 33 laps in route to his second win of the year and second in three weeks. Johnson settled for 16th.

With Johnson and Busch dominating, it was an unusual race for Dover standards. Only five caution flags flew on the day and there were no multi-car wrecks. Instead it seemed that some drivers fell victims to tire issues and met the outside wall in single car accidents. 

It was no accident however, that the Fords were in full force at Dover.

Matt Kenseth led the way with a third place finish while teammates Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards came home sixth and eighth on the day. Many believed that Dover would be a perfect test for the Roush-Fenway Fords in assessing where they stacked up against the competition.

They made their presence known on Sunday.

Another driver that did the same was AJ Allmendinger. Driving the car painted the same as when his owner Richard Petty made it famous, Allmendinger most certainly made the boss proud. Early in the running he drove up to second place behind Johnson before having a lug nut get loose on a pit stop.

Soon thereafter he became trapped two laps down but fought his way back and still was able to finish in the 14th position. 

Of course, we can't leave out our Creatures. Another victory was snatched up in Sunday's race thanks to Kyle Busch, while one slipped away from those that picked the dominate Johnson.

Momentum will be halted after the first 12 races though because next week it's all about the money. The Sprint All-Star race in Charlotte is just a few days away, but here's how our Creatures will look when they get back to points racing in the Coke Cola 600 in two weeks.

Kara Martin (1,746 ) Jeff Gordon finished 11th (2 )

Billy Fellin (1,686 ) Matt Kenseth finished third (3 )

Sal Sigala Jr. (1,625 ) Jimmie Johnson finished 16th (0

Kelly Crandall (1,596 ) Kyle Busch won (1 )

Dustin Parks (1,587 ) Jimmie Johnson finished 16th (1 )

Christopher Leone (1,502 ) Carl Edwards finished eighth (2 )

David Yeazell (1,483 ) Jeff Gordon finished 11th (0 )

Rob Tiongson (1,478 ) Tony Stewart finished ninth (0 )

James Broomhead (1,469 ) Martin Truex Jr. finished 12th (1 )

Patti Rodisch (1,422 ) Jimmie Johnson finished 16th (0 )

Misan Akuya (1,377 ) Jamie McMurray finished 32nd (0 )

Adam Heasley (792 ) NO PICK SENT (0 )

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Our Creatures can rest their brains for a week as there will be no points racing next weekend. Instead, some of NASCAR's best will be fighting for bragging rights and one million dollars in the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte. 

Creatures have your picks for the Coke Cola 600 in by Thursday May 27th at 7 p.m. ET.