Kasey Kahne falls short at Darlington
Kyle Busch and Monster Energy Team 1st at Darlington
Five-Time Nationwide Series Winners Tame the ‘Lady’
Kyle Busch and the No. 54 Monster Energy team won Friday night’s VFW Sports Clip 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. The victory was Busch’s 56th in 252 series starts and the team’s fifth series win and seventh top-10 finish in nine starts this season. Busch accomplished the win from the pole position, the last driver to accomplish the feat, previously doing it in 2011.
For the second time this year, the No. 54 team accomplished a victory from the pole-qualifying position, previously mastered at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA and now Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Busch started from the pole in Darlington and led the field four times for 107 of the 147-lap event.
Kurt Busch Captures Pole in Darlington;
Furniture Row Racing Driver Sets Track Record
Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson have combined to win the last seven NASCAR Sprint Cup championships and finished 1, 2 at Darlington. Jeff Gordon, on the other hand, continues his free-fall. Plus, Steven Levine and Tom van der Voort pick the “Peak Performer of the Race”.
MRN calls Jimmie Johnson’s win on Saturday, May 12 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Johnson drove the No. 48 Lowe’s Kobalt Tools Chevrolet to earn Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
After months of frustration, Jimmie Johnson gave Rick Hendrick his 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, running away from the rest of the field on a green-white-checkered-flag restart that took the Bojangles’ Southern 500 one lap past its scheduled distance.
On Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, Johnson ended his own winless streak of 16 races, a drought of relative epic proportions for the five-time champion. The victory was Johnson’s 56th, breaking a tie with Rusty Wallace for eighth on the all-time list.
Hamlin ran second, followed by Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.
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