Kyle Busch reigned supreme at Dover on Saturday at the Dover 200. The victory was Busch's fifth of the season, and it marked the fifth time he's won at Dover International Speedway. Toyota Racing shared a tweet of Busch following his win:
When it was over, Busch said this, per Reid Spencer of NASCAR.com:
I knew we had a good car. I was just kind of biding my time -- I was just chillin.' … The second half of the race, when we beat the 22 (Joey 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.
Here's a look at the official results.
Busch led 101 of the 200 laps in the race. His lead began just after the 100th lap when Busch's pit crew helped him blast through the pit stop to overtake Logano.
Busch would never relinquish the lead. Logano's second-place finish had to be frustrating, especially when you consider he won the pole position and Busch victimized him in a similar way back in May at the Buckle Up 200. In that race, Logano wound up falling back to third. On Saturday, he stayed right behind Busch, but he could never regain control of the race. Lee Spencer of Motorsport.com shared Logano's comments about Talladega:
Rookie and current points leader in the Nationwide Series Chase Elliott overcame an early crash to still finish third. NASCAR on ESPN shared Elliott's self-assessment of his performance:
As the highest finisher whose total goes toward the Nationwide series, Elliott was able to extend his lead in the standings. Here's a look at the latest Nationwide series standings:
Chris Buescher was the next closest Nationwide driver in fourth place. The 21-year-old gained ground on Regan Smith, Ty Dillon, Brian Scott, Elliott Sadler and Trevor Bayne, but he'll need a lot more to put serious pressure on Elliott. Spencer gave "props" to Buescher:
Elliott's three wins and 14 top-10 finishes lead the series by a mile.
Next up for the Nationwide series is a trip to the Kansas Speedway for the Kansas Lottery 300. With just five races left in the season, contenders hoping to thwart Elliott must make a move really soon.