Darlington Raceway: Kyle Busch Wins the Royal Purple 200/Complete Results

May 7, 2011 No Comments

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This was the second Friday night Nationwide race in as many weeks and the results were nearly identical. Joe Gibbs Racing found one of it’s Toyota Camry’s in Victory Lane on Friday night, but it wasn’t that of Denny Hamlin’s like last week in Richmond.

In fact, it was Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, finally taming the Lady in Black and earning his first career Nationwide win at Darlington Raceway.

Busch has started in nine Nationwide races this season (2011) and has found his resting place in victory lane five times. The win is the 48th of Busch’s Nationwide career, putting him just one win away from tying Mark Martin’s all-time Nationwide wins record.

“Being within one of Mark’s win record — it’s special,” Busch said. “We’ll see when it happens, if it happens. Maybe some of you say it’s inevitable, but we just keep working our guts out and making sure we bring good race cars to the race track.”

Hamlin made it a one-two finish for Joe Gibbs Racing followed by Sadler, Allgaier and S. Wallace. Bowyer, Kahne, Sorenson, Leffler and Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top ten.

Here are the complete results from the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway:
1. Kyle Busch
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Elliott Sadler
4. Justin Allgaier
5. Steve Wallace
6. Clint Bowyer
7. Kasey Kahne
8. Reed Sorenson
9. Jason Leffler
10. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
11. Kenny Wallace
12. Joe Nemechek
13. Scott Riggs
14. Josh Wise
15. Mike Wallace
16. Danny Efland
17. Chris Buescher (Filling in for Trevor Bayne)
18. Blake Koch
19. Timmy Hill
20. Carl Edwards
21. Kevin Lepage
22. Morgan Shepherd
23. Dennis Setzer
24. Derrike Cope
25. Ryan Truex
26. Jeremy Clements
27. Brad Keselowski
28. Aric Almirola
29. Brian Scott
30. Mike Bliss
31. Michael Annett
32. Jennifer Jo Cobb
33. Carl Long
34. Jeff Green
35. Tim Andrews
36. Eric McClure
37. Johnny Chapman
38. Scott Wimmer
39. Matthew Carter
40. John Jackson
41. Mike Harmon
42. David Green
43. James Hylton

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