Kyle Busch Masters the Monster Mile
Same song, different verse.
Points leader Kyle Busch made mincemeat of the competition and Sunday’s Best Buy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
In a race that stayed green for the final 153 laps, Busch gained a total of five seconds over runner-up Carl Edwards on his final two pit stops, built a lead that topped eight seconds and cruised in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to a 4.225-second win, his fourth of the season and the eighth of his career.
Polesitter Greg Biffle ran third, followed by Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr., as only six cars finished on the lead lap.
Greg Biffle Speeds to Dover Pole Position
Greg Biffle sped to the pole position during time trials for Sunday's Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway, netting his second top starting position in the last three races. Biffle walked away with the Coors Light Pole Award after laying down a fast lap of 23.193 seconds, at an average speed of 155.219 mph.
This is Biffle's sixth pole in 199 career NASCAR Sprint Cup starts and his first pole in 12 races at Dover.
Biffle's former teammate, Kurt Busch, will join him on the front row of the starting grid, with Busch capturing the ouside pole. This is his fourth top-10 start of 2008 and his 11th in 16 Dover races.
Busch's younger sibling, Kyle, secured the third starting position, posting his 10th top-10 start of the season and his second in seven races at Dover.
Jimmie Johnson will start along side of his former teammate as well, joining Kyle Busch on row two. Johnson and Kyle Busch are the only drivers with 10 top-10 starts in 2008.
AJ Allmendinger (eighth) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time, while Sam Hornish Jr. (16th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
NASCAR Newscast: Dover Review
Kyle Busch won his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season at Dover International Speedway. Hear from the points leader and race runner-up Carl Edwards.
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Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Dover
Kyle Busch figured out a way to drive the New Car to wins at Darlington
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Carl Edwards says something was wrong with his car after the last pit stop, allowing Kyle Busch to get a big lead
(34 seconds) [Watch Video]
Greg Biffle feels good with the way his team has improved
(58 seconds) [Watch Video]
Video: Qualifying News Conferences at Dover
Greg Biffle says his Dover NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole is proof his team is coming into its own
(29 seconds) [Watch Video]
Greg Biffle says he learned the hard way last year not to take a second lap in qualifying
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Kurt Busch expects competitive racing at Dover, where he'll start on the front row
(27 seconds) [Watch Video]
Kyle Busch explains the difference between his qualifying lap and pole-sitter Greg Biffle's circuit
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