The King gets his Crown: The Dover 200 Review
King Nationwide Kyle Busch led an amazing 192 laps to set a single season record for wins.
There were only 200 laps in the race!
The Dover 200 will go down in history as the record setting 11th win for King Kyle. Busch broke out the NOS Toyota to quickly take the lead from teammate Joey Logano, and he would not let it go. Ryan Newman was the only other guy who sat P1 all day.
King Kyle now has the top two spots in most wins in a season. Busch was tied with Sam Ard with 10 in a record that no one thought would be broken. What makes this record all that more impressive is the fact that Busch isn’t running the full season.
Also, Ard won 10 races in 1983 and Busch didn’t break it until now. That’s how long it took for someone to even come close to the record. Imagine if Busch would have run the entire year?
Not only would he probably be the point leader, but he could be going for his 15th win of the season.
Only 3 cautions slowed the event, and the biggest one was Elliot Sadler getting loose and spinning out. Drew Herring then had no chance of avoiding the #88 as it slid down the track. Both were okay.
Results and more after the JUMP!
|1||2||18||Kyle Busch||NOS Toyota||200||195||10||150.0||$46,320||Running||2||192|
|2||1||20||Joey Logano||GameStop Toyota||200||175||5||121.0||$33,400||Running||1||3|
|3||3||60||Carl Edwards||Copart Ford||200||165||124.4||$26,225||Running|
|4||6||32||Reed Sorenson||Dollar General Toyota||200||160||113.2||$30,318||Running|
|5||9||33||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick Fan Club Chevy||200||155||111.7||$20,700||Running|
|6||8||99||Trevor Bayne||Out! Pet Care Toyota||200||150||102.6||$26,368||Running|
|7||5||98||Paul Menard||CertainTeed Windows/Menards Ford||200||146||104.8||$18,510||Running|
|8||12||38||Jason Leffler||Great Clips Toyota||200||142||96.5||$24,238||Running|
|9||7||12||Justin Allgaier||Verizon Wireless Dodge||200||138||88.8||$24,293||Running|
|10||13||1||Ryan Newman||Phoenix Construction Chevy||200||139||5||94.5||$18,675||Running||1||5|
|11||15||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #||CitiFinancial Ford||200||130||90.0||$24,243||Running|
|12||10||66||Steve Wallace||5-hour Energy Toyota||200||127||95.5||$23,118||Running|
|13||23||11||Brian Scott #||BigSpot.com Toyota||200||124||83.8||$25,618||Running|
|14||36||16||Erik Darnell||3M/Post-it Ford||200||121||78.6||$22,893||Running|
|15||11||15||Michael Annett||Germain.com Toyota||200||118||85.2||$23,668||Running|
|16||20||62||Brendan Gaughan||South Point Hotel & Casino Toyota||200||115||80.7||$22,743||Running|
|17||4||22||Brad Keselowski||Ruby Tuesday Dodge||200||112||95.8||$16,400||Running|
|18||17||40||Mike Bliss||Westerman Companies Chevy||200||109||76.5||$22,618||Running|
|19||25||01||Mike Wallace||JDavisMotorsports.com Chevy||199||106||69.4||$22,568||Running|
|20||26||05||Willie Allen||31-W/ALS Association Chevy||198||103||70.4||$23,668||Running|
|21||27||09||Kelly Bires||RAB Racing Ford||197||100||63.8||$22,468||Running|
|22||41||28||Kenny Wallace||Federated Auto Parts Chevy||197||97||42.5||$22,368||Running|
|23||30||23||Marc Davis||WHUR Radio Chevy||197||94||55.4||$22,693||Running|
|24||40||34||Tony Raines||Long John Silver’s Chevy||196||91||59.2||$22,243||Running|
|25||32||87||Joe Nemechek||Gator.com Chevy||196||88||59.1||$22,643||Running|
|26||34||70||Mark Green||Blue Ox Chevy||196||85||44.0||$22,143||Running|
|27||33||35||Jason Keller||TriStar Motorsports Chevy||196||82||54.1||$22,493||Running|
|28||43||81||Michael McDowell||The Drive Reply App Dodge||194||79||40.6||$22,043||Running|
|29||19||24||Eric McClure||Hefty Odor Block Ford||194||76||37.6||$21,968||Running|
|30||37||21||Morgan Shepherd||Victory In Jesus Chevy||140||73||46.0||$22,218||Suspension|
|31||16||88||Elliott Sadler||Realtree Outfitters Chevy||132||70||67.9||$15,395||Accident|
|32||21||27||Drew Herring||Getloaded.com Ford||131||67||51.5||$21,803||Accident|
|33||38||04||Jeremy Clements||Boudreaux’s/RepairableVehicles.com Chevy||122||64||46.4||$15,275||Ignition|
|34||35||73||Derrike Cope||Raging Bid.com Dodge||108||61||43.3||$15,240||Accident|
|35||42||7||Danica Patrick||GoDaddy.com Chevy||106||58||38.7||$21,678||Running|
|36||24||79||Tim Andrews||2nd Chance Race Parts Ford||77||55||53.7||$15,185||Transmission|
|37||22||90||Danny O’Quinn Jr.||D’Hondt-Humphrey Motorsports Chevy||21||52||36.2||$15,165||Brakes|
|38||14||91||David Gilliland||D’Hondt-Humphrey Motorsports Chevy||20||49||50.5||$15,100||Transmission|
|39||29||10||Josh Wise||Braun Racing Toyota||17||46||40.6||$15,075||Transmission|
|40||31||89||Johnny Chapman||Victory in Jesus Chevy||4||43||34.5||$15,020||Brakes|
|41||39||26||Brian Keselowski||K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge||3||40||32.4||$14,995||Oil Pressure|
|42||18||92||Dennis Setzer||K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge||2||37||32.4||$14,955||Handling|
|43||28||36||Jeff Green||TriStar Motorsports Chevy||1||34||30.8||$14,898||Brakes|
Even with Keselowski having a poor outing and Carl gaining some ground on him, Keso still has a 320 point lead. It would take a New York Met style choke for Keso to lose the championship at this point. With Brad moving to the Blue Deuce next year, we don’t know what his Nationwide plans are for next season but he could return to defend his championship, or we could see Parker Kligerman take over the #22. Nothing has been rumored as of yet and I’ll keep you posted if anything is announced.
Here’s the battle for the top 30:
At this point it would take a really good run by either McDriver or Willie Allen and a rough outing by Keller, Richardson, or Howard to make any changes to the top 30. The fight may be for 32nd and 33rd, as many rumors of teams in the top 30 shutting down after the season, many outside the top 30 will be trying to put themselves into the 2011 top 30.
As it gets closer to the end of the year, I hope to bring you a silly season list for 2011. So far we have Trevor Bayne, Brian Scott, Justin Allgaier and many others rumored to be moving to different teams.
Next Saturday we head to Kansas for the 29th race of the 2010 season.
Join us later in the week for a Preview of the Kansas Lottery 300! Enjoy!