Kyle Busch Eyes First Place Finish at Dover Following Charlotte Mic Drop

If NBA and NHL Finals aren’t enough to get your blood pumping, NASCAR is revving up for this weekend, as well.

FOX’s Chris Hoenig previews:

The Monster Energy Cup Series tackles the monster mile with the Triple-A 400 drive for autism. Green flag on FOX Sports 1 set for 1 PM Eastern on Sunday at Dover. Stage 1 will end after lap 120, stage 2 after lap 240.

Regan Smith will be back behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford, filling in for the injured Aric Almirola for the second-straight week.

Meanwhile, NASCAR fined crew chief Rodney Childers $10,000 after a post-race inspection found one improperly installed lug-nut on Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford after last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.

Austin Dillion won that race, but it was second-place finisher Kyle Busch who drew the headlines for his rather short post-race interview:

(Busch) “I’m not surprised by anything. Congratulations.” 

During testing Wednesday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the 2015 Cup champ wondered why some people’s frustrations draw such surprising reactions:

(Busch) “Bill Belichick gets it differently than anybody else, but we also sometimes are more successful than others too.”

Or as the Patriots coach might say: On to Dover.

FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Chris Hoenig.

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