Busch picks up record-breaking win

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DOVER, DE - Kyle Busch set another NASCAR record by claiming his 11th Nationwide Series win of the season with a near flawless performance in Saturday's Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.

Busch led all but eight of the 200 laps, en route to his 11th win in just 23 races this season. He is running a limited schedule in NASCAR's second-tier series this year. Sam Ard originally set the series record of 10 wins in 1983, which Busch matched in 2008.

In the final 10 laps, Busch told his crew over the radio he felt a bad vibration. He crossed the finish line 0.4 seconds ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano. It was the 11th time JGR drivers have finished 1-2 in a Nationwide race.

"I can't say enough about these guys on this Joe Gibbs Racing team; they did a phenomenal job," said Busch, who won a Nationwide race at Dover for the third time. "This car was flawless. It was really good. Unfortunately there at the end, I don't know what happened. I didn't know if we had a loose wheel. It started vibrating and shaking real bad, so that was worrying me quite a bit."

Busch is now seven wins away from tying Mark Martin's series record of 48 career wins.

Logano started on the pole and led the first three laps before Busch passed him and took over from there.

"We were no good on restarts, and we've been that way all year," Logano said.

Carl Edwards finished third, followed by Reed Sorenson and Kevin Harvick.

Trevor Bayne, Paul Menard, Jason Leffler, Justin Allgaier and Ryan Newman, who led five laps during a mid-race caution, completed the top-10.

Brad Keselowski, the current points leader, got spun around late in the race and wound up finishing 17th. Keselowski holds a 320-point lead over Edwards with seven races to go.

Danica Patrick, making her seventh start in the series, blew a right-front tire and made contact with the wall in the early going. Patrick finished 94 laps behind in 35th place.

"I know now from experience that when you have a vibration or when the car doesn't want to turn it's probably losing pressure and you should back it on down," Patrick said.

On lap 135, Elliott Sadler and Drew Herring were involved in a serious crash in turn four. Sadler spun and backed into the wall before his car slid down the track. Herring slammed hard into the front of Sadler's car. Both drivers were not injured, but NASCAR halted the race for almost 11 minutes due to significant track cleanup.


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