After missing the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship three weeks ago, Kyle Busch has remarked that, with no title to win, you just go through the motions at the track and hope you win. If you don't win, it's just a waste of time.
Busch shows the way early on in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, leading after 60 laps. He took the top spot on lap 35 from teammate and polesitter Denny Hamlin, another interesting story.
Hamlin has been outspoken in his dislike for Dover International Speedway, and his results have generally corroborated the story. This week he took a positive approach to the Monster Mile, won the pole, and led the opening 34 circuits.
Clint Bowyer holds down the third position, with Jeff Gordon and Delaware Destroyer Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top-five.
Brad Keselowski runs sixth with Kasey Kahne seventh. Sam Hornish Jr., having another terrific run in the No. 22 Dodge he is inexplicably out of at the conclusion of the season for Joey Logano, runs eighth. Greg Biffle and Mark Martin round out the top-10.