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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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Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS finished in fourth place and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, drives with damage to his car after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS qualified for sixth position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS qualified for third position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, smiles at Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Eckrich Ford, races Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, celebrates with his son, Keelan, in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Jimmy John`s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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