Win number 2 this season for the #17 Matt Kesneth as he wins the “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. This is his 2nd win of 2011, 2nd win at Dover and 20th win of his 411 race career.
#5 Martin finished second followed by #9 Marcos Ambrose, #18 Kyle Busch [who started at the rear], #83 Brian Vickers, #33 Clint Bowyer, #99 Carl Edwards, #56 Martin Truex Jr., #48 Jimmie Johnson and #29 Kevin Harvick. The #43 A.J. Allmendinger, who started 2nd, lost an engine and finished 37th.
There were 23 lead changes among 11 drivers; 6 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps.
2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Dover, race 11 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind
1) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 416
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 392, -24
3) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 379, -37
4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 364, -52
5) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 362, -54
6) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 342, -74
7) #39-Ryan Newman, 340, -76
8) #33-Clint Bowyer, 336, -80
9) #22-Kurt Busch, 336, -80
10) #14-Tony Stewart, 328, -88
11) #5-Mark Martin, 324, -92 [11th in points]
12) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 299, -117 [14th in points]
The #60 Carl Edwards won the Nationwide Series “5-Hour Energy 200” at Dover International Speedway for his 3rd win of the year and the 32nd of his career. The race ended under caution after #20 Joey Logano, while leading, got loose coming off turn 4 to take the white flag during the second green-white-checkered attempt. Several cars were caught in the accident on the front stretch including the #33 of
Clint Boyer who flipped onto his side; a spring flew off his car and hit a crew member in the pits. He was taken to an area hospital and treated and released. NASCAR to throw the caution and the field was frozen. The #18 Kyle Busch suffered damage but held on to finish second. The rest of the top 10 were: #32 Reed Sorenson, #6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #64 David Retuimann, #2 Elliott Sadler, #09 Kenny Wallace, #30 James Buescher, #88 Aric Almirola, and #01 Mike Wallace. There were 9 cautions for 48 laps and 14 lead changes among 7 leaders. The race was red flagged for rain once for just over 28 minutes.
A green-white-checkered finish saw Kyle Busch, #18 Traxxas Toyota, hold of a challenge for the lead from rookie #60 Cole Whitt to pick up his third win of the season in the Camping World Truck Series “Lucas Oil 200” at Dover International Race Speedway. The race ended under caution when #8 Nelson Piquet Jr. and #17 Timothy Peters wrecked on the final lap. This is Kyle Busch's second victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Dover International Speedway. He is the first driver to win multiple races at Dover. Cole Whitt had a great run finishing second; his career-best finish and his first top five. Rounding out the top ten were; #88 Matt Crafton, #3 Austin Dillon, #2 Kevin Harvick, #22 Joey Coulter, #62 Brendan Gaughan, #31 James Buescher, #33 Ron Hornaday Jr., #66 Justin Marks. There were 11 lead changes among 8 drivers with 9 caution flags for 41 laps.
It’s All-Star Race Time for the Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 7pm on Speed. Your favorite drivers going at it with only one thing in mind…WIN, or get even with someone you don’t like. I sure wouldn’t want to be Juan Pablo Montoya, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Ryan Newman….Just saying! This is going to be one wild ride!
This Sunday afternoon the Nationwide Series rolls into Iowa Speedway for the “John Deere Dealers 250 Presented by Pioneer”. This will be on ABC at 2pm.
The Camping World Truck Series races at Charlotte Moter Speedway Friday night under the lights for the “N.C. Education Lottery 200”. This race will be on Speed starting at 8pm.
Catch the WING Racing Show Monday afternoon at 4pm for race results, news and updates on your favorite teams and your calls with host Brian “BC” Casey…on 1410 ESPN Radio.