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

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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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