NNS: Kyle Busch wins Royal Purple 200 at Darlington

Kyle Busch celebrates his first NNS win at Darlington.
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The track nicknamed "Too Tough to Tame" and "The Lady in Black" saw her fair share of action in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200. Stripes were given out to many cars: Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Reed Sorenson, just to name a few who dared to tangle with the walls of Darlington Raceway.

Kyle Busch emerged victorious, but not without competition from the field. Kasey Kahne led twice for a total of  42 laps and Elliott Sadler led three times for a total of 23 laps.

Qualifying was rained out earlier today, setting the field by practice speeds. Kyle Busch started from the pole position.

The race featured "the Big One"; though that term is typically reserved for restrictor plate racing, it it appropriate for the action seen at Darlington. On lap 96, a multi-car caution/wreckfest occurred involving the cars of Brian Scott, Aric Almirola, Mike Bliss, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Ryan Truex. Brian Scott took a hard hit on the inside retaining wall; thankfully there was a SAFER barrier in place where he hit. (Keselowski, Almirola, Bliss and Scott were unable to continue after the crash.)

Also of note, James Hylton at the age of 76 became the oldest driver to compete in one of NASCAR's top three divisions. Hylton, who has been driving since 1964, only made two laps before parking his ride.

Race results:

1. Kyle Busch
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Elliott Sadler
4. Justin Allgaier
5. Steven 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
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
NNS: Kyle Busch wins Royal Purple 200 at Darlington NNS: Kyle Busch wins Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, May 06, 2011 Rating: 5