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Busch is looking for the Dover Triple Crown

Posted By James Williams On June 1, 2014 @ 11:20 AM In NASCAR,News and Rumors | No Comments

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide series race Saturday. He can win the Dover Triple Crown with a win this afternoon in the  Sprint Cup race. [1]

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide series race Saturday. He can win the Dover Triple Crown with a win this afternoon in the Sprint Cup race.

Kyle Busch can race anything and win. If you doubt that then you have not been following the action at the “Monster Mile, better known as Dover International Speedway.

Over the past 48 hours  he held off Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Chase Elliott to win on Saturday in the “Buckle Up 200, a  NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Busch won that race less than 24 hours after his  victory in the “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night.

So, if the star of the Joe Gibbs racing team can put his No. 18,  Toyota in Victory Lane at the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup today then he gets the Dover Triple Crown. The race airs on Fox at 1 pm and the challenge that Busch faces is that he will be starting from the 40th spot on the grid after he had qualifying problems.

Dover is a very tough track to handle under the best of conditions, so starting that far back is an issue. He also has  to make up ground on Dover multi winners like Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards to name a few who has owned the Monster Mile, Busch clearly has his work cut out for him.  That said no one has raced better at this track this weekend than Busch.

His two wins thus far marked the first time a driver has won both the Friday and Saturday spring races at the Monster Mile in the same weekend, and now it gives Busch the opportunity to pick up a weekend sweep if he can take the checkered flag in the June 1  Series race.

 

# Car Driver Team
1 3 Austin Dillon # American Ethanol Chevrolet
2 42 Kyle Larson # Cottonelle Chevrolet
3 33 David Stremme Little Joe’s Autos Chevrolet
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet
5 44 JJ Yeley(i) Phoenix Warehouse Chevrolet
6 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota
7 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet
8 7 Michael Annett # Pilot Flying J Chevrolet
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet
10 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford
11 26 Cole Whitt # Burger King Toyota
12 32 Blake Koch(i) supportmilitary.org Ford
13 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet
14 11 Denny Hamlin Autism Speaks/FedEx Freight Toyota
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nationwide Ford
16 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford
17 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet
18 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet
19 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet
20 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota
21 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet
22 98 Josh Wise iRacing.com/Reddit.com Chevrolet
23 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
24 99 Carl Edwards Subway Ford
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet
26 77 Dave Blaney Ford
27 47 AJ Allmendinger Scott Products Chevrolet
28 51 Justin Allgaier # AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet
29 36 Reed Sorenson Click It or Ticket Chevrolet
30 38 David Gilliland The Pete Store Ford
31 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota
32 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet
33 55 Brian Vickers Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota
34 14 Tony Stewart Code 3/Mobil 1 Chevrolet
35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford
36 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
37 15 Clint Bowyer Cherry 5-hour Energy for Special Ops Warrior Foundation Toyota
38 66 Brett Moffitt Land Castle Title Toyota
39 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford
40 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Peanut Butter Toyota
41 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet
42 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford
43 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford

 


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