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The Pit Stop


June 1, 2008 5:09 PM

Kyle dominates in the end at Dover.

The weather is a whole lot better to day for the Best Buy 400 at Dover.  Greg Biffle is the poll sitter for the action packed raced.

At the drop of the green flag it took only 17 laps and the caution came out for a mega wreck that all started with David Gilliland helping spin out Elliott Sadler.  This caused Tony Stewart to get involved and Denny Hamlin who did not slow up also smashed hard into some of the wrecking cars.  Also involved in the major mess was Paul Menard, Bill Elliott, Dale Jr., Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Scott Riggs, and Kasey Kahne.

“My fault,” said Tony Stewart on hitting Elliott Sadler.  Elliott Sadler stated that he was concentrating on Sam Hornish Jr.  “Just got hit in the back,” said Kevin Harvick. Denny Hamlin said the he had the 43 car behind him and that is why he did not slow down.

At the cars on the lead lap pit and Greg Biffle keeps the lead due to a two-tire pit stop.   When it was back to green flag racing Greg Biffle kept the lead and the next caution came out on lap 66 for Tony Raines who deliberately set the caution for stopping his car out on the race track.

Leaders pit and Greg Biffle win the race off pit road.  Green flag racing did not last long this time Joe Nemechek hit the wall on lap 74.

This finally led to the first long green flag run while Greg Biffle was leading all the green flag laps.  At lap 147 the first round of green flag pit stops started to occur.  During this time Jimmy Johnson gets a penalty for exiting pit road to fast.  He was saved though by a caution flag for A.J. Allmendinger on lap 153.

After the caution time was over another long green flag occurs.  During this time Carl Edwards was able to pass Greg Biffle for the lead of the race on lap 171.  After the pass Greg was complaining of some electrical problems.  At lap 227 the second round of green flag pit stops occur and Brian Vickers picks up an exiting too fast from pit road penalty.

The next caution finally came out on lap 243 for debris that was way too late for Brian Vickers.  During the caution time Brian wound up with the same penalty again killing a chance for him to get on the lead lap.

At the drop of the green flag it was Kyle Busch in the lead of the race and quickly busted out to a one second lead.  This time again it was the longest green flag run of the day.

At 100 laps to go Kyle Busch was leading with Carl Edwards right behind him in second. With 83 laps to go cars were making their third green flag pit stops of the day.  At the end of green flag pit stop less than 10 cars were on the lead lap and Kyle Busch had a 3 plus second lead.

With forty laps left Kyle had a 5 second plus lead over Carl Edwards.  During the next 10 laps Kyle had trouble with traffic and lost a bit of his lead.  Around 25 laps left in the race and Kyle Busch was right behind Martin Truex Jr. who was in sixth, but the last car on the lead lap.

Kyle Busch goes one to cruise to an almost 6 second lead over Carl Edwards.  It marks his fourth Sprint Cup victory of the year.

Kyle stated that the pit crew people did a “phenomenal job today.”

“That’s all I could do,” said Carl Edwards.

“The car got tight,” said Greg Biffle.  He finished the race in third.

Matt Kenseth stated that he was a little bit off who finished in fourth.

“A distant fifth,” said Jeff Gordon.  He said that is car was only a fifth place car.

At the end of the race no new drivers are in the top 12 in points.  Kyle Busch extends his lead over Jeff Burton to 142 points.  Dale Jr. who is in third is 271 points back.

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