Kyle Busch Dominates, Sweeps Nationwide Series At Dover
DOVER, Del. -- Kyle Busch munched on some popcorn and sipped on his drink from his familiar seat inside the Dover media center.
He relaxed like he was settling in for a night of TV.
Again, he was the only driver worth watching in what's become a popular rerun at Dover International Speedway. Busch made it 2 for 2 this season at Dover in the Nationwide Series races and dominated yet again in Saturday's victory.
Busch turned the second half of the race into a ho-hum affair, leading 101 of the 200 laps on the mile concrete track for the season sweep.
Busch's win wasn't much of a surprise -- Dover has had Nationwide sweeps every season since 2010. Busch started the trend in 2010, Carl Edwards did it in 2011 and Joey Logano swept in consecutive seasons.
Busch had a true repeat performance of his first win here this season, taking the lead off pit road, taking the checkered flag, then taking his trademark bow.
It seemed familiar to everyone but Busch.
Busch won for the fifth time this season and 68th time in his career in NASCAR's second-tier series. He became Dover's career leader in Nationwide wins with five.
Logano, who won the pole and led 95 laps, was second. Chase Elliott, Chris Buescher and Elliott Sadler completed the top five.
Elliott has a 26-point lead over Regan Smith with five races left. Elliott had a solid finish after he was caught up in a multi-car wreck early in the race.
Kyle Larson, dazzling as a rookie in the Sprint Cup series, was sixth. Larson left a pit stop with his gas can attached and his gas man tumbled to the ground, and received a pit road penalty.
Busch also won the Truck Series race in May at Dover, though he failed to complete the weekend sweep in the Sprint Cup series. There was no potential for a tripleheader win this weekend, but Busch still would like to see his Nationwide result mirror his Cup race. He starts second behind Logano on Sunday.
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