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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Coming off another successful weekend, winning their sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event of the season, the No. 54 Monster Energy team and Kyle Busch now turn their attention to the appropriately named “Monster Mile” that is Dover International Speedway. This weekend the 28-year-old will attempt to break his three-way tie with Todd Bodine and Carl Edwards for most wins (three) at Dover International Speedway in the Nationwide Series.
Busch will make his 10th Nationwide Series start piloting the Monster Energy Toyota Camry with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) on the concrete oval where he has earned three wins, seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. In addition, Busch has led a total of 853 laps over his NNS career at Dover. He dominated the event each of the last three times he earned victory at the Delaware track, leading the field 192, 191 and 157 of 200 laps in each of his winning runs during the Fall and Spring of 2010 and the Spring of 2008 respectively.
Another area where Busch is strong at Dover is pole-qualifying, earning three first-place starting spots from 2008 to 2010. Not only did he start from the pole position during that time, but in both years he finished the day with victory. Three times in 2013 Busch and the No. 54 JGR team have started from the pole and taken the Monster Energy machine to victory, almost doing it a fourth time last week at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where Busch narrowly missed the pole, starting second and ending the day by taking the checkered flag. Odds are a win from the pole position could likely happen again.
Busch last experienced Victory Lane at the Monster Mile in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011. This weekend he’ll try once again to win in that series Friday night, then attempt to sweep the Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the weekend, something he’s accomplished twice this year at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Kyle Busch, Driver of the No. 54 NASCAR Nationwide Series Monster Energy Camry:
Another track where you’ve had good success, what are your expectations for the ‘Monster Mile’ this weekend? “This is a favorite track for most in the garage because it’s so unique with the concrete and high banking. It’s fast and fun to maneuver, but challenging too – - you have to keep up with it. JGR has obviously run well here, sweeping both events in 2012, so we have good notes to return with. I have high expectations for this one since I feel I know the track pretty well, and I know Adam (Stevens, crew chief) has been successful here too. He won both of the races here last year, so I want another stab at it and this time we can win it together.”
Adam Stevens, Crew Chief of the No. 54 NASCAR Nationwide Series Monster Energy Camry:
This is a track where you or Kyle have won 5 of the 7 JGR NNS wins. Obviously together you two will be strong. What’s your strategy for Saturday? “Dover is a challenging one-mile track, because of the concrete and the way tires run out. You have to setup your car to run fast through the corners but also to maneuver easily as traffic can be an issue here. You have to balance tire pressures too so the driver has what he needs both at the beginning of a run with low air pressures and there at the end when pressures have built up. Kyle has proven himself on this fast track and I’ve had some success there too. Our team has really gotten themselves into a good rhythm, one that we’d like to continue, in order to keep bringing home the trophy.”
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Kyle Busch pulled away in the final laps to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday at Dover International Speedway.
Busch won in the series for the second straight race following his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Matt Crafton was second and Ryan Blaney third. Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top five.
At 19 years old, Darrell Wallace became the youngest...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Despite the fact Kyle Busch is a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup series winner at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, he still feels like he has some unfinished business at the aptly named “Monster Mile”.
Last September, Busch led an astounding 302 of the 400-lap race at Dover. But, a long, green-flag run at the end changed the race into one of fuel strategy...
Kyle Busch led twice for 50 laps en route to his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and second consecutive win at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in NASCAR’s third division. Busch, who started the race from the fifth spot, took the lead for good on lap 169 and held serve on two late restarts to pick up his 32nd career Truck Series victory...
After missing Saturday win, Kyle Busch tries again at Dover today…
Credit: Larry Scavnicky at Front Stretch Photos
Kyle Busch won Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway for his second win of the 2013 season.
Darrell Wallace Jr. started on the pole for the race, becoming the youngest driver to win a Truck series pole. He led the first 117 laps before giving up the lead to Matt Crafton.
The first caution...
Kurt Busch topped the speed chart in Happy Hour on Saturday with a lap of 153.224 mph.
Now, if only the Furniture Row Racing team can help its championship driver convert that speed into a win on Sunday.
Certainly, the tools exist. Unofficially, some -- including the driver -- consider the No. 78 Chevrolet the fourth Richard Childress Racing car. And although FRR team owner Barney...
DOVER, Del. — Pulling away from runner-up Matt Crafton during a four-lap run to the finish, Kyle Busch won Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch sped away after a restart on Lap 197 of 200, as Crafton and third-place finisher Ryan Blaney battled for the second spot.
The victory was owner/driver Busch’s second of...
Tundra driver Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Dover International Speedway.
Tundra drivers have now won six consecutive NCWTS races at Dover — Scott Speed (2008), Brian Scott (2009), Aric Almirola (2010), Kyle Busch (2011), Todd Bodine (2012) and Busch (2013).
Busch led 50 laps (of 200) en route to his...
Camry drivers Brian Vickers (second), Matt Kenseth (third) and Kyle Busch (fifth) earned top-five finishes in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch was at the front of the field more than any other driver on Saturday — leading 72 laps (of 200) around the one-mile oval.
Other Camry drivers in Saturday’s race included...
Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 23.495 seconds in the final practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks from Dover. Rounding out the top five was Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon.
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• Darrell Wallace, Jr. earned his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award on Friday, May 31, at Dover (Del.) International Speedway becoming the youngest pole sitter in series history at the age of 19.
• Making his first NCWTS start at the famed one-mile track, Wallace and his No. 54 Camping World/Good Sam Toyota Tundra led the field...
Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 from Dover with a time of 22.986 seconds. Chase Elliott, Jeb Burton, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch round out the top five starting positions. With only 36 entries, no drivers missed the show. The event will be live on SPEED at 5 PM EST.
Darrell Wallace Jr.
Camping World/Good Sam Toyota...
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