Busch back in the mix

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DOVER, DE (TheSpread) – Kurt Busch threw his hat into the ring of contenders for the NASCAR Sprint Cup title on Sunday as he won the 2011 AAA 400.

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Busch picked up the big win by holding off fellow Chase contenders, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards to get the checker flag. Busch led a total of 90 laps in the race.

According to oddsmakers, Busch had 12/1 odds to win the race, meaning a $100 wager on Busch to win will pay out an additional $1,200.

With his third-place finish, Edwards now joins Kevin Harvick in the lead for the points standings. Busch climbed up to third place, 9 points out of first alongside Tony Stewart, who won the first two races of the chase. Stewart finished 25th on Sunday while Harvick finished 10th.

For complete AAA 400 results, see below.

2011 NASCAR AAA 400 Results – October 2, 2011 – Dover International Raceway

1 Kurt Busch (22)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Carl Edwards (99)

4 Kasey Kahne (4)

5 Matt Kenseth (17)

6 Kyle Busch (18)

7 A J Allmendinger (43)

8 Clint Bowyer (33)

9 Marcos Ambrose (9)

10 Kevin Harvick (29)

11 Jeff Burton (31)

12 Jeff Gordon (24)

13 David Reutimann (00)

14 Brian Vickers (83)

15 Jamie McMurray (1)

16 Paul Menard (27)

17 Regan Smith (78)

18 Denny Hamlin (11)

19 Mark Martin (5)

20 Brad Keselowski (2)

21 David Ragan (6)

22 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

23 Ryan Newman (39)

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

25 Tony Stewart (14)

26 Bobby Labonte (47)

27 Greg Biffle (16)

28 David Gilliland (34)

29 Joey Logano (20)

30 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

31 Landon Cassill (51)

32 Dave Blaney (36)

33 Andy Lally (71)

34 J.J. Yeley (38)

35 Casey Mears (13)

36 Mike Bliss (32)

37 Josh Wise (37)

38 Reed Sorenson (7)

39 Joe Nemechek (87)

40 Michael McDowell (66)

41 David Stremme (30)

42 Scott Speed (46)

43 Travis Kvapil (55)

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