Kyle Busch led three times for 157 of 207 laps en route to his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season in Saturday's race at Dover International Speedway. The victory marks the 19th win for Busch in NASCAR's three national series,...
Kyle Busch led three times for 157 of 207 laps en route to his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season in Saturday's race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory marks the 19th win for Busch in NASCAR's three national series, extending his own record. Busch has recorded eight wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), eight in the NNS and three in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS).
The win is the 16th for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008, also extending an NNS record.
Denny Hamlin (sixth) and Jason Leffler (seventh) also recorded top-10 finishes for Toyota.
Camry drivers Mike Wallace (12th), Joey Logano (14th) and David Reutimann (17th) were also in the field.
Four Camry drivers currently are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS point standings following Dover -- Reutimann (sixth), Busch (seventh), Wallace (eighth) and Leffler (ninth).
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 32 Hass Avocados of Mexico Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
How did you overcome early tire problems to earn a top-10 finish? "It was a good run. We just had a loose wheel there -- a bad rim or something like that at the beginning. I'm not really sure. It just took over half the race to get our lap back. We were two down and had to battle back. Sixth place is not bad considering how much time we had to make up time."
Did you think you had a race-winning car if not for the loose wheel early on? "It was good once we got back out there, but just got too far behind too early."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
How was your run today? "It was all right. We just got mixed up on that restart and caved the grill in and the motor was overheating. Our last lap, (David) Reutimann just ran me down the track and lost a couple of spots -- both of us. I had him passed. I was up underneath him and he just drove down in the corner like I wasn't there."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How was your run today? "It didn't go good. We were running top-10 and came off the corner and got crowded up in the fence by the 99 (David Reutimann). It's a racing deal. I'm not going to blame anybody for anything -- it's just a racing deal. Running a little bit too hard probably. That cut down our left rear tire so we had to make a green flag stop, get our tire changed and we were two laps down from there. I just tried to make it up from there. We got our laps back and tried to get some more there at the end, but gosh, then contact was made again by the 99. I don't know what was going on. He got caught up with the 38 (Jason Leffler) going into the corner there. I don't know if he didn't know I was there or what the deal was but it didn't really matter anyway. It is what it is at that point. We were just trying to get everything we can get -- hard racing at the end of the race. The good thing is that we didn't lose a bunch of points to the 2 (Clint Bowyer), but the bad thing is we could've gained a lot of points to the 2."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 XM Radio Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
What happened during the final lap of the race? "The 38 (Jason Leffler) car caught us and pretty much ran over us there at the end to get by us. Then Joey (Logano) and I were door-to-door off the corner, touched and just got loose. We went from having a top-five finish within our grasps to finishing where we did and that's pretty disappointing. The pit crew did a great job today and I'm really proud of my guys. I just wish we could have left here with a top-five."
MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
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