Saturday, May 31, 2014

Double Wins at Dover Put Kyle Busch Closer to Another Triple-Race Sweep

Kyle Busch takes home his second win in a three-race weekend, May 31, 2014
Credit: Beth Bence Reinke for Skirts and Scuffs  
Kyle Busch hoisted a Miles the Monster trophy for the second time in 24 hours as he celebrated his 66th Nationwide Series victory in 280 starts. Busch joked that he has two big Monster trophies, which he called the mom and dad, and a bunch of “kid” ones, meaning the truck and NNS trophies, which are smaller.

“I guess I need some aunts and uncles now. We’ll work on that tomorrow and see if we can roll out of here with another one.”

The historic win makes Busch the first driver to win both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series at Dover in one weekend. He’s also the only driver to sweep all three NASCAR national series in a single weekend -- Bristol in 2010.

When asked if concrete tracks seem to work for him, Busch said he’s good at places like Bristol, Dover and Nashville.

“I think it’s more of the high bank. I think it’s more the speed that you get to carry here. You’ve got a lot of work to do in the corners and not a lot of time to rest down straightaways here.”

Busch said he probably considers the sweep at Bristol at the top of his list of racing accomplishments, and compared it to a possible sweep at Dover.

“The Bristol sweep ranks right up there, so I’d say this one (Dover) would rank right up there, too.”

The day didn't go as well for polesitter Joey Logano. His streak of four consecutive Nationwide wins at Dover ended when he finished third.

“I guess all good things must come to an end,” Logano said. “I feel like I had the winning car but we were too loose there. We were loose that last run and couldn’t pass anyone. As soon as I got close enough to a car I would lose all the air on it and get free and really couldn’t get there.”

Trevor Bayne came close to catching Busch but could not quite get to him in time. His second-place finish was Bayne's second top-five of the season.

And although Regan Smith came home 10th, he retained the Nationwide Insurance series points lead by four over ninth-place finisher Elliott Sadler and 22 over rookie Chase Elliott, who ended up fifth.

Unofficial results:

Pos.  Car No.     Driver Sponsor  
1 54    Kyle Busch Monster Energy    
2 6    Trevor Bayne AdvoCare    
3 22    Joey Logano Hertz    
4 20    Matt Kenseth Resers    
5 9    Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts    
6 42    Kyle Larson Target Ticket    
7 2    Brian Scott Shore Lodge   
8 3    Ty Dillon Bulwark / Airgas   
9 11    Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial   
10 7    Regan Smith Breyers   
11 60    Chris Buescher Ford EcoBoost    
12 62    Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino    
13 39    Ryan Sieg RSS Racing    
14 1    Landon Cassill Meding's Seafood    
15 99    James Buescher Rheem    
16 43    Dakoda Armstrong WinField    
17 87    Joe Nemechek Herbal Mist Teas    
18 14    Jeff Green Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap   
19 44    Paulie Harraka Buckle Up/Click It Or Ticket  
20 51    Jeremy Clements   
21 23    Timmy Hill Lilly Trucking  
22 19    Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports    
23 52    Joey Gase Jimmy Means Racing    
24 70    Derrike Cope Youtheory   
25 93    Josh Reaume JGL Racing   
26 31    Dylan Kwasniewski Rockstar    
27 16    Ryan Reed ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes   
28 28    J.J. Yeley JGL Racing   
29 17    Tanner Berryhill National Cash Lenders    
30 4    Jeffrey Earnhardt FastWax / Austin Hatcher Foundation   
31 33    Cale Conley IAVA   
32 74    Mike Harmon The 30 Days Foundation    
33 40    Josh Wise The Motorsports Group  
34 13    Carl Long Headrush    
35 76    Tommy Joe Martins Martins Motorsports   
36 55    Todd Bodine SS-Green Light Racing   
37 89    Morgan Shepherd King's Tire   
38 15    Ryan Ellis RWR   
39 46    Matt DiBenedetto The Motorsports Group   
40 10    Blake Koch Heroes Behind the Camo /    


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