Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/2/11
On Sunday, Kurt Busch tamed the Monster Mile and beat some of his old demons. One week after Busch couldn't find his car on pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because NASCAR detained the No. 22 Shell Dodge in prerace inspection, he found his way to Victory Lane at Dover International Speedway. Busch credited the team with making the necessary changes in the closing laps that enabled him to get a solid jump and "surprise" his foe, five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, on the penultimate restart on Lap 358. Busch took the lead the next lap. Despite a 10th and final caution triggered by Greg Biffle hitting the wall on the frontstretch four laps later, Busch held off a challenge by Johnson and extended his lead by 0.908 of a second at the finish. "I just wanted to get out in front of Johnson," Busch said. "The first restart (that the Nos. 22 of Busch and 48 of Johnson were together), I was on the high side. I didn't know what to choose, low or high. I just wanted to get that jump...
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