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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]
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with his wife DeLana and son Keelan in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 ToyotaCare Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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