Bobby Labonte was Dover’s big winner amongst the Top-35 crowd. The No. 43 Petty Enterprises team simply had an outstanding afternoon at Dover. Starting 26th, Labonte moved steadily forward through the field from the drop of the green.
For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday’s Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton’s quest for the checkered flag wasn’t easy.
Bobby Labonte was the big loser on the day. Labonte was running solidly in the mid-teens when he was tagged by Kurt Busch on lap 209.