Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images
Is this Jeff Gordon’s year? He’s had his best season in years and collected his fourth win of the season in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway putting him safely into the contender round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Gordon stayed in the top five for the entire race and took over the top running spot twice during the day’s contest. Gordon would have to work to get by Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick who dominated the race. Harvick led 223 laps on the day. His streak ended when an issue with the left front tire would damage the splitter and his chances of a win. Despite leading 223 laps of the 400-lap race, Harvick finished one lap down in the 13th spot.
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Buckle Up 200 Presented By Click It Or Ticket at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images
Miles the Monster should be afraid of Kyle Busch as he won the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. He also won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night. Can he win all three races this weekend?
Busch had to work in the beginning to get to the lead. Pole-sitter Joey Logano had a strong lead and Busch made his way to the second spot by lap 49. By lap 63, Busch gained on Logano and after a debris caution on lap 73, Busch was able to power his way to clean air. Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth attempted to get the lead from Busch on a couple of tries but the No. 54 was too strong to take any opposition.
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images
Kyle Busch seems to know his way around a race track in a truck. He’s started in four truck races this season and has won in every entry.
He started on the pole and Busch won the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night.
Matt Crafton gave Busch some good competition in the middle of the race. Prior to a caution that was brought out by a spin by Brennan Newberry, Busch came down pit road for service. He didn’t get the service as his crew chief pushed him on through as the yellow flag was displayed. He would get service when the other trucks came down pit road for tires and fuel. After that round of pit stops on lap 76, Matt Crafton took the lead.
This week, NASCAR heads to Delaware to get around the challenging track they call the “Monster Mile”. Editor’s note: This is my favorite track because of the challenge of the surface and endless strategy it provides a race team. Plus, it has character – a real one in Miles the Monster.
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