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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 Chevrolet SS, holds his daughter, Lydia Sunday, November 22, 2015 before final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Johnson and other Jeff Gordon teammates at Hendrick Motorsports wore tribute hats to honor the retiring Chevy driver prior to the start of the race. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, races to a second place finish, Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Harvick finishes as the runner-up in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. (Photo by Andrew Coppley/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, races to a second place finish, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS finishes in sixth place, and Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision finishes in twelfth place Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. This Chevrolet drivers finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th (respectively) in the Chase of the Cup Championship. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Series championship contenders Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with a burnout after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates winning the series championship and the race with his team after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Crispy Toyota, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the series championship and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, lead the field on the first lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for thirteenth position Friday, November 20, 2015 for Sunday`s Championship 4, the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Harvick will be joined by Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS and Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS to compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eleventh position Friday, November 20, 2015 for Sunday`s Championship 4, the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Truex, Jr. will be joined by Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS to compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, qualifies for fifth position Friday, November 20, 2015 for Sunday`s Championship 4, the final race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Gordon will be joined by Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS and Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS to compete for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Sunday will be Gordon`s last race as a full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driver. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS, advances to the Championship 4 with his fourteenth place finish Sunday, November 15, 2015 in the final round of the Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Truex, Jr. is joined with Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet SS, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS to the Sprint Cup Series Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida next Sunday. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet SS, advances to the Championship 4 with his sixth place finish Sunday, November 15, 2015 in the final round of the Eliminator 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase race at Phoenix International Raceway (renamed Jeff Gordon Raceway for the day to honor the four-time champion) in Avondale, Arizona. Gordon is joined with Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet SS  and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS to the Sprint Cup Series Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida next Sunday. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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