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The Pit Stop


May 15, 2010 4:25 PM

Fireworks at the end of the race.

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Kyle Busch picked up another poll this year as a he set a new track record today for the Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Raceway

Denny Hamlin stated while he is in his car that his knee is fine.

At the drop of the green flag it was Denny Hamlin getting the lead of the race. Then on lap 3 around mid pack Landon Cassill wound up getting squeezed in with a bunch of cars and wound up getting some damage to the front of his car.
At lap 12 though it was Kyle Busch getting the lead of the race back as he was able to pass Denny Hamlin. He was able to build it up to around 2 seconds before the caution came out. The caution came out on lap 34 as Michael Annett spins out. The leaders pitted and Brad Keselowski won the race off pit road.

After the green flag dropped Kyle Busch quickly took over the lead of the race. He wound up having a tougher time getting through the lapped traffic this time, but was slowly building up a 2 second lead. The caution finally came out on lap 81 for debris on the race track.

This caution brought in the leaders and Kyle Busch was able to keep the lead off put road. Denny Hamliin had a bad pit stop and wound loosing a whole bunch of spots on pit road.

The green flag drops again and Kyle Busch got a great restart. Kyle Busch continues to lead more laps and at alp 103 it was Brad Keselwoski spinning out to bring out the next caution.

During the next green flag run Brad could not move up much at all from his 20 place position while Denny Hamlin continued to move up through the top ten. At lap 126 Denny was back into fourth place. The caution comes out around lap 150 for Robert Richardson Jr. and his car that slows down big time.

The caution brought in the leaders again. At the drop of the green flag again Kyle Busch keeps on leading more and more laps. He was able to break out to another big lead, but with seven laps left the caution came out for Mark Green.
The green flag comes out and Clint Boyer with an awful restart gets punted by Denny Hamlin. Clint gets sent into Kasey Kahne and more cars in the back including Paul Menard and Trevor Bayne get involved. This brings out the red flag.

Kasey Kahne stated that he had a good restarted and that Clint took off a little bit slow. "It is now tore all to hell," said Paul Menard on his car.

After we got back to the yellow flag condition a pissed off Clint Boyer punted Denny Hamlin killing any chance for him to win the race. Kyle Busch took the final restart and went on to finish dominating the field to win the race.
"Today was a good day for us," said Kyle Busch.

"We were probably a fourth or fifth place car, said Ryan Newman who finished second.

"We probably had a sixth to eighth place car," said Jamie McMurry on his third place finish.

"I just clipped him on the way by," said Denny Hamlin on the wreck with Clint Boyer. "Ruined his(Clint) day."

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