Published on May 16th, 2010 | by Michael J Smith1
Busch Easily Wins Helluva Good 200
Kyle Busch dominated the Nationwide Series’ Helluva Good 200 at Dover International Speedway, leading all but 14 of the 205 laps, five laps more than secheduled thanks to a green-white-checkered finish. Busch was hardly challenged all day, and easily pulled away from the field on the G-W-C finish.
Top 5: Busch, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Reed Sorenson, and Jason Leffler.
Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Greg Biffle, Brian Scott, and Colin Braun finished sixth through 10th, respectively.
Notables: Carl Edwards (11th), Denny Hamlin (12th), Brendan Gaughan (13th), Steve Wallace (14th), Michael Annett (15th), Justin Allgaier (16th), Kenny Wallace (21st), Clint Bowyer (25th), Joe Nemecheck (26th), Kasey Kahne (27th), Paul Menard (28th), Michael McDowell (30th), Jason Keller (33rd), and Mike Wallace (34th).
Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer provided some excitement in an otherwise ho-hum race that Busch dominated. On the penultimate restart, Hamlin got into the back of Bowyer, who was running second at the time, turning him into the wall, ruining his chance at a good finish. Several cars were involved in the wreck and the red flag was thrown.
After the red flag was lifted, Bowyer drove off of pit road and hit the side of Hamlin’s car causing him to spin. Bowyer was parked immediately, and summoned to the NASCAR hauler.
[The team has ] had a frustrating year, bringing home a lot of torn-up racecars. It is what it is. I don’t have a beef with Denny. We’ll be fine. I got one taken from me. Just a little payback.
It just didn’t have the speed that those guys did, but we tried to make something happen on the restart and got the 21 and [Kasey Kahne] there. A lot of times when that happens you kind of expect retaliation.