Jeff Burton wins the Dollar General 300
Jeff Burton won the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch followed in second place, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. took third.
The event included 10 caution flags totaling 44 of the 200 laps in the 300-mile race. Eleven lead changes took place among five drivers - Jeff Burton (61 laps led), Carl Edwards (60), Greg Biffle (53), Kasey Kahne (16), and Clint Bowyer (10).
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JEFF BURTON - winner, no. 29: "Obviously real happy with tonight. We broke an engine yesterday, which I can't remember the last time we broke an engine in a Bush car, but we broke an engine. And our guys, we started in the back and our guys did a great job of changing, and not only did we change the engine, but changed the oil lines and whole system and went out cold turkey and obviously everything was good. So, real proud of that effort. Any time you start in the back and can win the race, it's really rewarding. It was a real honor to win here tonight. Tommy Houston was here tonight, and that's one of my heroes and just a fun night."
KYLE BUSCH second-place, no. 5: "It was a good night for us. The Day Green Winterizer was pretty cool. We were pretty good there in the middle part of the race. I thought we were the car to beat; and coming up the middle there making the topside work for us and everybody jumped up a little bit and got their cars working and seemed to go away where everybody equaled out for us. But all in all, coming up there starting as deep as we did was a good night for us; and getting up there and to battle with Junior and Jeff Burton. Burton we didn't have enough for him. He was really, really good on the short runs and it took our car like 20, 25 laps, like Junior's to get going."
DALE EARNHARDT JR. - third-place, no. 8: "I had a pretty good car. We got in a wall and messed it up. I was about to come in the pits and just get out; but I got it going again a little bit and we found some speed, fixed the fender and my pit stops were amazing. A couple guys wrecked in front of us, the 16 and 2, and then I raced with the 29 and the clean air out front made my car even better; and Jeff broke out and I thought we could race him and try to win but once the caution came out we were just too tight on the short run and I got passed by Kyle. I got passed by 18, too, but finally got going there with about three to go and got back by the 18."