NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA 400 Results: Kurt Busch won image

Kurt Busch made the most of the opportunities presented to him as he held off challenges from Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards to win the AAA 400 at the Dover International Speedway in the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Edwards and Kevin Harvick share the points lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship standings after three rounds. Harvick is seeded first because of a tiebreaker.

Biffle hit a wall on Lap 361, resulting in the 10th caution of the AAA 400.

The top-10 finishers all took advantage with points leader and two-time winner Tony Stewart struggled to a 25th-place finish.

“It was a great day other than that feeling I had when I ruined it there on pit road. That’s about as small as you can feel in a race car. We talked about it before the race. We looked at the pit road speeding lines and that last line (crew chief) Bob (Osborne) and I actually discussed the last section,” Edwards said.

The biggest loser was Stewart, who finished 25th, two laps down. “Smoke” arrived here with a chance to put a stranglehold on the Chase, having already won the first two rounds of the 10-race playoff thanks to his Chevy’s fuel mileage advantage.

FIN CAR DRIVER MAKE
1 22 Kurt Busch Dodge
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford
4 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota
5 17 Matt Kenseth Ford
6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota
7 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford
8 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
9 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford
10 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
11 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet
12 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
13 0 David Reutimann Toyota
14 83 Brian Vickers Toyota
15 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet
16 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet
17 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet
18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
19 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet
20 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge
21 6 David Ragan Ford
22 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet
23 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
25 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet
26 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota
27 16 Greg Biffle Ford
28 34 David Gilliland Ford
29 20 Joey Logano Toyota
30 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
31 51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet
32 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet
33 71 Andy Lally * Ford
34 38 J.J. Yeley Ford
35 13 Casey Mears Toyota
36 32 Mike Bliss Ford
37 37 Josh Wise Ford
38 7 Reed Sorenson Dodge
39 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
40 66 Michael McDowell Toyota
41 30 David Stremme Chevrolet
42 46 Scott Speed Ford
43 55 Travis Kvapil Ford