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Kurt Busch outplayed his arch-enemy Jimmie Johnson to take victory in the third race of the Sprint Cup Chase, the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Kurt Busch benefited from two misjudged restarts by five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, and a pit lane speeding penalty handed to Carl Edwards, to race to victory in the AAA 400 Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

"It was just perfect execution today, with pit stops and with making the car better during the race," Busch said. "I couldn't be happier right now. To win a Sprint Cup race in the Chase, this is what it's all about."

It's Busch's 24th career victory in 393 starts and his second in 2011. It propels him up to third place in the Chase standings behind Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards, and tied with Tony Stewart - whose Chase bubble burst with a 25th place finish this week after two victories in the first two weeks.

Race results

1. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 400 laps 3:30:59.908s (47/1 pts)
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 400 laps + 0.908s (44/2 pts)
3. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 400 laps + 1.149s (42/1 pts)
4. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 400 laps + 3.744s (40/0 pts)
5. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 400 laps + 5.450s (40/1 pts)
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 400 laps + 7.855s (39/1 pts)
7. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 400 laps + 8.344s (38/1 pts)
8. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 400 laps + 9.858s (36/0 pts)
9. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 400 laps + 11.310s (35/0 pts)
10. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 400 laps + 11.873s (35/1 pts)
11. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 400 laps + 12.207s (34/1 pts)
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 400 laps + 12.392s (32/0 pts)
13. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 400 laps + 13.069s (31/0 pts)
14. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 400 laps + 14.425s (30/0 pts)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 400 laps + 15.205s (29/0 pts)
16. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 400 laps + 15.353s (28/0 pts)
17. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 400 laps + 15.510s (27/0 pts)
18. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 400 laps + 16.035s (26/0 pts)
19. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 400 laps + 16.358s (25/0 pts)
20. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 400 laps + 16.951s (25/1 pts)
21. #6 David Ragan Ford 399 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 398 laps + 2 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 398 laps + 2 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #34 David Gilliland Ford 397 laps + 3 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 397 laps + 3 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 396 laps + 4 laps (15/1 pts)
31. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 395 laps + 5 laps (0pts)
32. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 395 laps + 5 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #71 Andy Lally * Ford 394 laps + 6 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 390 laps + 10 laps (10/0 pts)
35. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 366 laps + 34 laps (9/0 pts)
36. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 346 laps Accident (0pts)
37. #37 Josh Wise Ford 56 laps Brakes (0pts)
38. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge 52 laps Electrical (0pts)
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 49 laps Clutch (0pts)
40. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 44 laps Fuel Pump (5/1 pts)
41. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 31 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #46 Scott Speed Ford 24 laps Brakes (0pts)
43. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 12 laps Ignition (0pts)



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Kurt Busch leads Jimmie Johnson late in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. [Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Johnson advances to the Contender 12 phase of the Chase which begins next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.  (Photo by Gregg Ellman/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS celebrates his victory with his daughter, Ella Sofia Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Gordon advances to the Contender 12 phase of the Chase which begins next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.  (Photo by Gregg Ellman/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS celebrates his victory win Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Gordon advances to the Contender 12 phase of the Chase which begins next Sunday at Kansas Speedway.  (Photo by Gregg Ellman/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, races Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet back to pit road after cutting a tyre during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, lead the field to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 28, 2014 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Erik Jones, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare/Project Pink Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Erik Jones, Driver of the #51 Toyota Care Toyota takes the chequered flag to win the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Erik Jones, Driver of the #51Toyota Care Toyota celebrates winning the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The green flag waves at the start of the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on September 27, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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