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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 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody`s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Outback Steakhouse Chevrolet SS qualified for 33rd position after hitting the wall Friday, October 24, 2014 for Sunday`s  Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Harvick, who is in the Chase, is 2nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings.  (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS finished in 9th position Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the final Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Harvick, who was in the Chase, advances to the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which begins next week at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Smithfield Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, are involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Crew members work on the Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, in the garage area during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Kyle Busch. August 20 2014. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS qualified for 39th position Saturday, October 18, 2014 for Sunday`s Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Harvick, who is in the Chase, is 3rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Sunday is the final round of the Contender 12 phase of the race. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet SS qualified for eighth position Saturday, October 18, 2014 for Sunday`s Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Khane, who is in the Chase, is 8th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Sunday is the final round of the Contender 12 phase of the race. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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