The Associated Press
DOVER, Del. — Kyle Busch broke out the broom in Victory Lane the first time he swept a NASCAR weekend.
He might want to keep one handy at Dover.
Busch pulled away in the final laps to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday at Dover International Speedway.
He’s attempting this weekend to win a NASCAR tripleheader. Busch also is entered in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race and Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
“I’m the only one dumb enough to try,” he said. “I think we can.”
With good reason. Busch has been fantastic at Dover, with three career Nationwide wins and two more in Cup. He won two races on the mile concrete track in 2010 in Dover. Busch has romped this season in Nationwide with six wins in nine races. He has two Cup victories.
Busch took a bow with the checkered flag on the mile concrete track. He’s second in series history with 32 career victories.
“It’s fun to win,” Busch said. “Yeah, people will say it’s too easy and we’re cherry picking. Whatever. This is a sport we’re all welcome to participate in. That’s why we’re here.”
He led the final 32 laps and 50 overall in the 200-lap race.
“Late in the going, I felt like I found something a little bit by running up the race track,” Busch said.
Matt Crafton, the points leader, was second and Ryan Blaney third. Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top five.
“We showed our strength on the long runs, but Kyle just had the speed on the long run,” Crafton said.