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September 25, 2010 5:42 PM

11 Wins For The Record By Kyle

kyle Busch dover 2010.jpgThe Nationwide Series Drivers along with Dainka Patrick back again this week at Dover for the Dover 200. Joey Logano picked up the poll in qualifying that occurred in the morning hours. Danika though had a poor qualifying effort and started all the way back in 42nd spot. Joey Logano stated that he had a good starting position and Brad Keselwoski stated that he felt really good about his car.

Kyle Busch came into this race still with 10 wins and one away from passing Sam Ard for most wins by a Nationwide Series driver in one season.

At the drop of the green flag it got to be long green flag run time. Joey led the race for the first few laps and then got passed by Kyle Busch for the lead. Danika though was moving up nicely and made it all the way to 32nd spot and then got put a lap down by Kyle. Racing continued under green and around lap 50 Kyle left only 17 cars on the lead lap.

Danika though by this time was slowly going backwards and then at lap 71 she blows a tire, smashes into the wall and brings the caution out. This brought in the leaders and Kyle Busch won the race off pit road.

When it was back to green flag racing Kyle quickly took the lead and quickly had a 1 second plus lead over the field. He kept on leading laps and then at lap 112 Derrike Cope crashes. The Leaders pitted again and Kyle still led the race after the pit stops were over.

This led to a short green flag run with Kyle leading again until the second caution occurs on lap 136 as Elliott Sadler spins out. Elliott starts to go down the track and then Drew Herring smashes right into him really hard putting car parts all over the track and the red flag as well.

"I'm feeling fine," said Elliott Sadler. "I got loose under the 16(Erik Darnell)." He also stated that he knew he was going to get hit, but did not know how hard he was going to be hit. "I just couldn't do anything about it," said Drew Herring.
After we got back to yellow condition the leaders pitted and Kyle had another excellent stop to keep his lead of the race. At the restart Kyle Busch quickly took the race lead again. With 44 laps left Carl Edwards moved his way into second place, but was over seven seconds back of Kyle Edwards for the race lead.

The next caution though would come out with 39 laps left as Brad Keselowski gets loose and smacks into Steven Wallace and then spins out. Another restart goes by and Kyle Busch easily takes the lead yet again. In the final laps Joey Logano was catching up to Kyle, but could not do it as he picked up a record win for him.

"This Camery was flawless," said Kyle Busch. "I love running these cars."

"We weren't that good at the beginning of the race," said Joey Logano.

"I think we had a second place car," said Carl Edwards.

"We were just too loose," said Redd Sorenson. "Really good on long runs."

"Really disappointed," said Danika Patrica.

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