Racingone Rewind: Dover
June 2, 2008 | 4:13 P.M. EST
Kyle Busch took the lead for good on lap 327 and never looked back on his way to a dominating win in Sunday's Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Keys to Victory Lane
Pit road work helped get Busch the track position he needed to be in front and he kept his potent Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota there until the checkered flag flew.
Zero to Hero
Jeff Burton started 38th but the former Dover winner finished eighth, good enough to stay in second place behind Busch in the Sprint Cup Series standings.
Hero to Zero
Elliott Sadler took the green flag in ninth position but spun less than 35 laps into the race after making contact with David Gilliland on the backstretch to help spark a nine-car melee that included Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kevin Harvick.
Rookie of the Race
Sam Hornish, Jr. topped the rookie field with an 18th-place finish.
Matt Kenseth started the day 21st and came home fourth. Defending race winner Martin Truex, Jr. began 20th and ended up sixth. And Juan Pablo Montoya came from the 25th starting spot to finish 12.
Race to the Chase
Kasey Kahne maintained the 12th and final Chase cut off spot with David Ragan eight behind and Ryan Newman 29.
Top 35 Standings
Scott Riggs has the 35th spot with J.J. Yeley, Joe Nemechek and Patrick Carpentier the next three in line.
Best Buy 400 Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: Kyle Busch - 1.913 mph
• Fastest Early In a Run: Greg Biffle - 144.185 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Carl Edwards - 138.515 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Greg Biffle - 77
• Fastest on Restarts: Greg Biffle - 146.183 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: Regan Smith - 66
• Laps In Top 15: Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon - 400
• Quality Passes: Jamie McMurray and Brian Vickers - 41
• Speed in Traffic: Denny Hamlin - 140.874 mph
• Kyle Busch captured his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 127th career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Busch won the 63nd race for car owner Joe Gibbs. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Busch became the 13th driver to win at Dover from the third position. He also became the 255th driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Busch won the first race for Toyota at Dover. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• Carl Edwards (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish of 2008 and fifth in eight races at Dover.
• Greg Biffle (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 12 races at Dover.
• Matt Kenseth posted his third straight top-10 finish this season with his fourth-place result.
• Jeff Gordon (fifth) posted his 14th top-five finish at Dover Int'l Speedway.
• Martin Truex Jr. (sixth) posted his fourth top-10 finish of the 2008 season.
• Three-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson posted his first top-10 finish there since this event in 2006.
• Jeff Burton posted his fifth top-10 finish of the season from a starting position outside the top 20.
• Dave Blaney tied his best finish of 2008 with his second top-10 this season - a ninth-place place finish.
• Jamie McMurray (10th) posted only his second top-10 finish of the season as well. His first top-10 finish came in the March 30 Martinsville Speedway race.
• The 400-lap race saw 15 lead changes among nine drivers and an average speed of 121.171 mph. Lap Summary
• Five caution flags were thrown for 26 laps.
• The Best Buy 400 lasted 3 hours, 18 minutes, 04 seconds.
• Elliott Sadler picked the wrong race to have a short circuit with his sponsor also holding the title of the race.
• Denny Hamlin sure took his FedEx "do things fast persona" seriously Sunday because it sure looked like he sped up to get into that wild early race crash on the backstretch.
• Even Dale Earnhardt, Jr. couldn't come back this week after the way his car got battered in that mess.
• How about Dave Blaney, quietly being impressive the last few weeks for Bill Davis Racing.
• Kasey Kahne's luck finally ran out Sunday.
• So long for another season FOX and here's hoping "Digger" doesn't come out of his hole in 2009.
• "I just want to win everything, man, that's all I'm here for." - Kyle Busch
• "It was just a complete road block. I had to just choose who I was going to hit." - Kevin Harvick on the early race multi-car accident.
• "I take 100-percent responsibility. It's my fault for being even anywhere close to (Sadler). If I'm within a half a lap of him, I expect that to happen." - Tony Stewart
• "No good. Not what we came here to do." - Carl Edwards
• "I wore my underwear inside out today because my Mom suggested I try it [to change our luck] and I think I might be doing it from here on out." - Martin Truex, Jr.
On a scale of one to ten Best Buy certificates (are you listening race sponsor - wink, wink?) we'll give Sunday's Best Buy 400 a five. Not much racing on display what with Kyle Busch running off and hiding again. The "Big One" spiced up the point standings but that was about the only spice visible Sunday in a rather bland trip to the "Monster Mile." Afraid things will get worse before they get better with Pocono on the horizon for next Sunday's Pocono 500.