DOVER, Del. (AP) – Kyle Busch raced to his second victory of the weekend at Dover, taking the checkered flag Saturday in the Nationwide Series race to set himself up for a tripleheader sweep.
Busch followed his dominant win Friday night in the Truck Series with another stellar run in Nationwide. He led 124 of 200 laps for his 66th career victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. He has 134 wins spread over NASCAR’s three major series.
Busch had a three-race sweep in 2010 at Bristol. He’ll start second behind pole-winner Brad Keselowski today in the Sprint Cup race.
“We unloaded fast and I think we’ll be OK tomorrow,” Busch said.
Trevor Bayne was second, followed by Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and Chase Elliott. Logano, the pole winner, had won the last four Nationwide races at Dover and would have tied a Nationwide record for consecutive wins at the same track with a victory.
But this one belonged to Busch. The only driver to sweep a weekend, Busch has been in this position before, but is just 1-for-8 in Cup races after winning the first two.
He was annoyed after rough practice and qualifying sessions left him feeling like perhaps he didn’t have the car to win. Once the green flag dropped, Busch was behind a No. 54 Toyota he called “awesome.”
“I didn’t think it was, but it was,” he said. “I never got the feel I was looking for during practice.”
He found it when it mattered on the mile concrete track.