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Wreck with Bowyer ends Kyle Busch's quest for weekend sweep

Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch was the dominant force so far this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

With Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series wins already in the books, Busch looked as if he was in a good position to score the win in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race and sweep the weekend.

Starting on outside of the front row, Busch wasted no time grabbing the lead on Lap 1 from pole-sitter Brad Keselowski. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota was the strongest car in the field in the opening stages of the race, leading a total of 81 laps.

After the first stop of the day, Busch's car began to slide backwards as Jimmie Johnson assumed the top spot.

However, the bid for the weekend sweep came to an abrupt end on Lap 125 when he and Clint Bowyer made contact exiting Turn 4. The contact sent Busch into the outside wall on the frontstretch, then even harder into the outside wall into Turn 1.

With heavy damage to the car, Busch attempted to retaliate under caution, but was urged to stop by his crew members. Bowyer's spotter Brett Griffin accepted blame for the incident.

Climbing from the car, Busch headed to his motorcoach without comment.