Busch Dominates at Darlington Claiming his Fifth Win of the Season

Kyle Busch won the 31st annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in dominant fashion. It was his fifth win out of 9 races run this season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). He started on the pole and led 107 of the 147 laps. There have been 13 NNS races won from the pole at Darlington Raceway. Busch was the last driver to do so in May 2011.

This was Busch’s 56th victory in 252 NNS races and his 112th win across the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series combined.

After the final caution of the evening, Logano led the field to green with Austin Dillon in second and Busch in third. Busch quickly passed Dillon and on lap 129 sailed past Logano to take the lead.


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“It starts with having a really good race car,” Busch said. “We unloaded really well and were fast off the truck.”

All the Joe Gibbs Racing entries were strong, placing in four of the top five spots. Elliott Sadler finished second, earning his fourth top-10 finish in 10 races at Darlington Raceway and his fifth top-10 finish this season.

Brian Vickers, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five in the finishing order. It was the fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Darlington Raceway for Vickers. Kenseth led the second most laps with 27 and Logano led the third most with 8.

The top finishing rookie of the race was Kyle Larson. The sixth place finish brings his total of top-10s this season to four.

Regan Smith, who finished seventh, is the points leader by 28 points over Sam Hornish Jr. Sadler, in third place, trails the leader by 42 points. Justin Allgaier and Vickers are fourth and fifth in the standings.

Unofficial Race Results
VFW 200, Darlington Raceway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/n2s/race.php?race=9
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 1 54 Kyle Busch(i) Toyota 0
2 2 11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 42
3 4 20 Brian Vickers Toyota 41
4 14 22 Joey Logano(i) Ford 0
5 3 18 Matt Kenseth(i) Toyota 0
6 7 32 Kyle Larson # Chevrolet 38
7 11 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 37
8 9 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 36
9 6 5 Kasey Kahne(i) Chevrolet 0
10 5 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 34
11 8 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 33
12 18 16 Chris Buescher Ford 32
13 15 33 Ty Dillon(i) Chevrolet 0
14 26 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 30
15 12 77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 29
16 21 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. # Chevrolet 28
17 13 99 Alex Bowman # Toyota 27
18 16 43 Reed Sorenson Ford 26
19 19 19 Mike Bliss Toyota 25
20 27 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 25
21 22 40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 23
22 24 0 Blake Koch Toyota 22
23 20 4 Landon Cassill(i) Chevrolet 0
24 28 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20
25 25 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 19
26 37 14 Eric McClure Toyota 18
27 38 74 Danny Efland Chevrolet 17
28 17 60 Travis Pastrana Ford 16
29 34 44 Hal Martin # Toyota 16
30 30 92 Dexter Stacey # Ford 14
31 35 23 Harrison Rhodes(i) Ford 0
32 10 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 12
33 39 70 Tony Raines Toyota 12
34 33 79 Kyle Fowler Ford 10
35 40 52 Kevin Lepage Toyota 9
36 36 24 Bryan Silas(i) Toyota 0
37 31 10 Jeff Green Toyota 7
38 23 42 JJ Yeley(i) Chevrolet 0
39 32 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 5
40 29 17 Tanner Berryhill Toyota 4

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