Dover – With his pass on the second to last lap, Kyle Busch won his second straight NASCAR Cup race at the same time denying Chase Elliott the first win of his career.
“We made some good changes and adjustments to the car all day,” said Busch, who earned his third career win at the Monster Mile and his fourth victory of the 2017 season. “I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to run Chase down at the end. It was fun to be able to put on a good show like this. From my standpoint it was pretty exciting.”
It was also the final race at the Monster Mile for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The driver of the #88 car finished seventh.
Playoff contenders advancing to the Round of 12 include Truex, Kyle Busch, Larson, Brad Keselowski (the Stage 1 winner), Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Stenhouse, Ryan Blaney, Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray. Truex leads the playoff standings, with an 18-point advantage over Busch heading into the season’s final seven races.