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Dover NASCAR Recap and Stats From ESPN Research

- Kyle Busch: passed Chase Elliott with 2 laps remaining for win; latest final lead change in 96 career Dover races
- Busch: 2nd playoff win this season; had won 2 in career entering this year
- Busch: 6th driver to win 2 of first 3 playoff races (2 of previous 5 won title)
- Busch: 5th time in career winning back-to-back races
- Busch: 42nd career Cup Series win; 2 shy of Bill Elliott for 16th all-time
- Chase Elliott: finished 2nd for 5th time in Cup Series career (has never won race); father Bill Elliott had 8 2nd-place finishes before his 1st Cup Series win
- Jimmie Johnson: finished 3rd; 1st top-5 finish in his last 16 races (15-race drought with a top 5 was the longest stretch of his career)
- Johnson: 1st top-5 finish since winning at Dover on June 4 (1st top 5 this season that wasn't a win)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.: finished 7th; 1st top-10 finish in his last 13 races (since he finished 6th at Sonoma)
- Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman all eliminated from playoffs
- Winners of Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca-Cola 600 all eliminated from playoffs
- Round of 12 schedule: Oct. 8 at Charlotte; Oct. 15 at Talladega; Oct. 22 at Kansas

Won 2 of 1st 3 Playoff Races - Since Playoffs Began in 2004
Points Finish
2017 Kyle Busch ?
2016 Martin Truex Jr. 11th
2013 Matt Kenseth 2nd
2012 Brad Keselowski 1st
2011 Tony Stewart 1st
2008 Greg Biffle 3rd

Latest Final Lead Change - All-Time NASCAR Cup Series Races at Dover
Winner Laps Remaining
Oct. 2017 Kyle Busch 2
June 2017 Jimmie Johnson 3
June 2013 Tony Stewart 3
May 2009 Jimmie Johnson 3
May 1979 Neil Bonnett 3
May 1974 Cale Yarborough 3

Eliminated Drivers - Round of 16
Kurt Busch 2017 Daytona 500 winner; 2004 MENCS champion
Kasey Kahne 2017 Brickyard 400 winner
Austin Dillon 2017 Charlotte 600 winner
Ryan Newman Both Childress playoff drivers eliminated

--- ESPN Research ---