Kasey Kahne Tames Darlington

Kasey celebrates in Darlington
Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR
Darlington Raceway was not "too tough to tame" for Kasey Kahne.  After starting second, Kahne went on to lead 95 of 147 laps. This was Kahne's third win in only 4 starts in the truck series. His only non-win was a second place last year at Pocono.

"The Lady in Black" was out in full force tonight, and she came out early, on lap 2 to be exact.  Travis Kvapil, Miguel Paludo, Max Papis, Ryan Sieg, Norm Benning, Justin Lofton and David Starr were all collected off of turn one.

Rookie Cole Whitt, who started from the pole, led the first 27 laps and showed that he will be a contender in the truck series this year. After losing some positions in the pits, and having to go under the hood for a possible cylinder issue, Cole battled back to finish in the top 10.

"The Lady in Black" was not done playing with the teams of the Camping World truck series, she had one more round to throw at them. Lap 98, the #4 of Ricky Carmichael got into the wall and came down across the track and was than struck by the #20 of Johanna Long. Also involved was the #8 of Nelson Piquet Jr. A red flag was brought out due to debris and fluids on the track. 

Kasey Kahne went on to win, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr.  Here are the complete results:

2. Ron Hornaday Jr.
3. Todd Bodine
4. Matt Crafton
5. James Buescher
6. Timothy Peters
7. Elliott Sadler
8. Cole Whitt
9. Johnny Sauter
10. David Starr
11. Clay Rogers
12. Shane Sieg
13. Justin Lofton
14. Parker Kligerman
15. Autin Dillion
16. Ryan Sieg
17. Travis Kvapil
18. Max Papis
19. Craig Goess
20. Jeffrey Earnhardt
21. Dusty Davis
22. TJ Bell
23. Jamie Dick
24. Justin Marks
25. Brendan Gaughan
26. Norm Benning
27. Miguel Paludo
28. Joey Coulter
29. Tayler Malsam
30. Ricky Carmichael
31. Johanna Long
32. Nelson Piquet Jr.
33. Jason White
34. Chase Mattioli
35. Justin Johnson
36. Brad Sweet
Kasey Kahne Tames Darlington Kasey Kahne Tames Darlington Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Rating: 5

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