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Dreams Do Come True!!!!
by B C,posted May 9 2011 10:10AM
Emotions ran high as we get a first time Sprint Cup winner at Darlington.The #78 Regan Smith won the Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway for the first win of his career. He stayed on track during the last caution and held off the #99 Carl Edwards on a green-white-checker finish. Carl Edwards held on to finish second followed by #2 Brad Keselowski, #4 Kasey Kahne (the pole sitter), #39 Ryan Newman, #11 Denny Hamlin, #14 Tony Stewart, #16 Greg Biffle, #1 Jammie McMurray, and #56 Martin Truex, Jr.
#29 Kevin Harvick and #18 Kyle Busch were called to the NASCAR hauler after the race. They were involved in the accident that brought out the final caution of the night. Then as cars were headed to pit road after the checkered flag, they parked in a row to one another on pit road and Kevin Harvick got out of his car to confront Kyle Busch, when Busch took off and pushed Harvick's car out of the way and into the pitwall. No penalties were given as of yet. The win was the 5th ever for a car #78 and the first since Jim Paschal won at Columbia, SC running the #78 on July 9, 1955. There were 21 lead changes among 12 drivers; 11 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps.
The #18 had a victorious day at Darlington. The #18-Kyle Busch won the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway. It his 5th win of the season and the 48th Nationwide win of his career. He is now one win behind Mark Martin's record of 49 series wins. #20 Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by #2 Elliott Sadler, #31 Justin Allgaier, #66 Steve Wallace, #33 Clint Bowyer, #38 Kasey Kahne, #32 Reed Sorenson, #30 Jason Leffler, and #6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. There were 5 cautions for 28 laps and 11 lead changes among 5 leaders.
Coming up for The Sprint Cup Series is the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway for the “FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks” Sunday afternoon starting at 1pm on Fox.
The Nationwide Series takes on the Monster Mile Saturday afternoon at 2pm for the “5 Hour Energy 200” on ESPN.
The Camping World Truck Series returns to Dover for the “Lucas Oil 200” Friday night under the lights at 8:30pm on Speed.
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