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NASCAR results at Dover: Kyle Busch spoils Chase Elliott's shot at first win

Kyle Busch passed Chase Elliott with two laps remaining to earn his second straight win.

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02 Oct 2017, 03:26 IST
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Kyle Busch

With five laps remaining in the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover on Sunday, it looked like Chase Elliott was finally going to end a 69-race winless streak to begin is career. 

Kyle Busch had other plans. 

The Son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, and heir to Jeff Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports, lead 59 of the final 61 laps in the first cutoff race of the postseason, but Busch was able to get by the No. 24 with two laps remaining and hang on for his second straight victory. 

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Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon failed to advance in the playoffs as the 16-driver field was reduced to 12 following the race. 

Jimmie Johnson finsihed Sunday's race in third, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. 

After another three races (Oct. 22 at Kansas), four more drivers will be eliminated based on points, and then again at Phoenix November 12 until four drivers remain. 

All points except playoff points will be reset before the Round of 12 begins next Sunday at Charlotte, and then again before the Round of 8. The Championship 4 drivers will race straight up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., making his final appearance as a full-time driver at the Monster Mile, finished seventh, his best finish since fifth at Texas earlier this season. Junior has yet to win a race in his final season and will look to next Sunday's race at Charlotte to end the streak. 

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series results from Apache Warrior 400 at Dover

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Kyle Larson
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Daniel Suarez
  9. Jamie McMurray
  10. Brad Keselowski
  11. Matt Kenseth
  12. Erik Jones
  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. Joey Logano
  16. Austin Dillon
  17. Kevin Harvick
  18. Danica Patrick
  19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  20. Kurt Busch
  21. David Ragan
  22. Ty Dillon
  23. Ryan Blaney
  24. Trevor Bayne
  25. Aric Almirola
  26. Paul Menard
  27. Michael McDowell
  28. AJ Allmendinger
  29. Landon Cassill
  30. Chris Buescher
  31. Matt DiBenedetto
  32. Cole Whitt
  33. Brett Moffitt
  34. Corey LaJoie
  35. Denny Hamlin
  36. BJ McLeod
  37. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  38. Ross Chastain
  39. Reed Sorenson
  40. Timmy Hill
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