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2013 Darlington NASCAR: Nationwide results

Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington Speedway on Friday evening, to romp home for his fifth win of the season.
Kyle Busch returned to Nationwide Series duty at Darlington Speedway on Friday night after sitting out Talladega, and was immediately back in the the same winning groove as he had been from the start of the season, easily controlling the race to claim his 56th victory in 252 series races and his fifth of 2013 alone.

Busch had started from pole position with a qualifying lap of 28.494s (172.584mph) in the Joe Gibbs Racing #54 car, his third pole of 2013 and his 29th pole the series. Jason Bowles and Derrike Cope were the two drivers to make the 40-car field.

Busch went on to lead for 107 of the 147 laps of the 1.37-mile superspeedway in South Carolina, with his JGR team mate Matt Kenseth the only other driver recording double digits at the front with 28 laps led after a slow pit stop briefly cost Busch the lead. It's his second Nationwide win at Darlington, the first being in 2008. However, Busch may face some post-race penalties mid-week after the front nose #54 initially failed pre-practice technical inspection for what crew chief Adam Stevens called an embarrassing oversight for the team.

There were only four cautions during the 92-minute race, with Bryan Silas and Trevor Bayne crashing in turn 1 on lap 23; Eric McClure and Harrison Rhodes having problems in turn 4 ten laps later; Elliott Sadler spinning out in turn 2 on lap 51 only to recover and finish in second place behind Busch at the line; and Kyle Fowler crashing at turn 1 on lap 119.

"I was pushing it, trying to keep up with the #54," explained Sadler of his mid-race mishap. "I wanted to get up there and try to lead some laps and just went in there too hard and got loose and had to make a decision whether to spin out or try to correct it, and I overcorrected and spun out ... Lady Luck helped me from not hitting anything."

In the Nationwide Series standings, Ragan Smith retains and extends by one point the lead he took at Talladega, after finishing one place ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. this week.

Race results

1. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 147 laps 1hrs 32mins 6secs (0pts)
2. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota + 0.935s (42pts)
3. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota Running (41pts)
4. #22 Joey Logano Ford Running (0pts)
5. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota Running (0pts)
6. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Running (38pts)
7. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Running (37pts)
8. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Running (36pts)
9. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Running (0pts)
10. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Running (34pts)
11. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Running (33pts)
12. #16 Chris Buescher Ford Running (32pts)
13. #33 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Running (0pts)
14. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Running (30pts)
15. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota Running (29pts)
16. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet Running (28pts)
17. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota Running (27pts)
18. #43 Reed Sorenson Ford Running (26pts)
19. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota + 1 lap (25pts)
20. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet + 1 lap (25pts)
21. #40 Josh Wise Chevrolet + 1 lap (23pts)
22. #00 Blake Koch Toyota + 1 lap (22pts)
23. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet + 1 lap (0pts)
24. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota + 1 lap (20pts)
25. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet + 1 lap (19pts)
26. #14 Eric McClure Toyota + 3 laps (18pts)
27. #74 Danny Efland Chevrolet + 3 laps (17pts)
28. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford+ 3 laps (16pts)
29. #44 Hal Martin Toyota + 4 laps (16pts)
30. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford + 5 laps (14pts)
31. #23 Harrison Rhodes Ford + 6 laps (0pts)
32. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford + 8 laps (12pts)
33. #70 Tony Raines Toyota + 8 laps (12pts)
34. #79 Kyle Fowler Ford + 39 laps Accident (10pts)
35. #52 Kevin Lepage Toyota + 120 laps Rear Gear (9pts)
36. #24 Bryan Silas Toyota + 126 laps Accident (0pts)
37. #10 Jeff Green Toyota +131 lap Vibration (7pts)
38. 42 JJ Yeley Chevrolet + 140 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
39. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet + 143 laps Overheating (5pts)
40. #17 Tanner Berryhill Toyota + 144 laps) Rear Gear (4pts)

Qualifying times

1. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.494s (Pole) 172.584mph
2. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 28.504s (+ 0.010s) 172.523mph
3. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.539s (+ 0.045s) 172.312mph
4. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.570s (+ 0.076s) 172.125mph
5. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 28.716s (+ 0.222s) 171.249mph
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.718s (+ 0.224s) 171.238mph
7. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 28.720s (+ 0.226s) 171.226mph
8. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.724s (+ 0.230s) 171.202mph
9. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 28.769s (+ 0.275s) 170.934mph
10. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.816s (+ 0.322s) 170.655mph
11. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.874s (+ 0.380s) 170.312mph
12. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 28.886s (+ 0.392s) 170.242mph
13. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 28.889s (+ 0.395s) 170.224mph
14. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.932s (+ 0.438s) 169.971mph
15. #33 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 28.940s (+ 0.446s) 169.924mph
16. #43 Reed Sorenson Ford 29.002s (+ 0.508s) 169.561mph
17. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 29.017s (+ 0.523s) 169.473mph
18. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 29.037s (+ 0.543s) 169.356mph
19. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.043s (+ 0.549s) 169.321mph
20. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.181s (+ 0.687s) 168.521mph
21. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 29.201s (+ 0.707s) 168.405mph
22. #40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 29.453s (+ 0.959s) 166.964mph
23. #42 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 29.459s (+ 0.965s) 166.930mph
24. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 29.501s (+ 1.007s) 166.693mph
25. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 29.527s (+ 1.033s) 166.546mph
26. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 29.542s (+ 1.048s) 166.461mph
27. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 29.641s (+ 1.147s) 165.905mph
28. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.644s (+ 1.150s) 165.889mph
29. #17 Tanner Berryhill Toyota 29.646s (+ 1.152s) 165.877mph
30. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 29.880s (+ 1.386s) 164.578mph
31. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 29.891s (+ 1.397s) 164.518mph
32. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 29.913s (+ 1.419s) 164.397mph
33. #79 Kyle Fowler Ford 29.974s (+ 1.480s) 164.062mph
34. #44 Hal Martin Toyota 30.004s (+ 1.510s) 163.898mph
35. #23 Harrison Rhodes Ford 30.173s (+ 1.679s) 162.980mph
36. #24 Bryan Silas asdf asdf Toyota 30.312s (+ 1.818s) 162.233mph
37. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 30.315s (+ 1.821s) 162.217mph
38. #74 Danny Efland Chevrolet 30.419s (+ 1.925s) 161.662mph
39. #70 Tony Raines Toyota 31.109s (+ 2.615s) 158.076mph
40. #52 Kevin Lepage Toyota 30.185s (+ 1.691s) 162.915mph

Did Not Qualify

#47 Jason Bowles Chevrolet 30.455s (+ 1.961s) 161.471mph
#73 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.851s (+ 4.357s) 149.694mph

Practice 1 times

1. #20 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.737s (Leader) 171.124mph (52 laps)
2. #11 Elliott Sadler Toyota 28.865s (-0.128s) 170.365mph (58 laps)
3. #7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.878s (-0.141s) 170.289mph (57 laps)
4. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 28.880s (-0.143s) 170.277mph (48 laps)
5. #6 Trevor Bayne Ford 28.912s (-0.175s) 170.089mph (51 laps)
6. #32 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 28.913s (-0.176s) 170.083mph (49 laps)
7. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.927s (-0.190s) 170.000mph (48 laps)
8. #18 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.973s (-0.236s) 169.730mph (61 laps)
9. #2 Brian Scott Chevrolet 28.993s (-0.256s) 169.613mph (40 laps)
10. #77 Parker Kligerman Toyota 29.004s (-0.267s) 169.549mph (37 laps)
11. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 29.017s (-0.280s) 169.473mph (58 laps)
12. #43 Reed Sorenson Ford 29.043s (-0.306s) 169.321mph (63 laps)
13. #16 Chris Buescher Ford 29.056s (-0.319s) 169.246mph (42 laps)
14. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.073s (-0.336s) 169.147mph (26 laps)
15. #22 Joey Logano Ford 29.093s (-0.356s) 169.030mph (44 laps)
16. #33 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 29.116s (-0.379s) 168.897mph (54 laps)
17. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford 29.121s (-0.384s) 168.868mph (47 laps)
18. #60 Travis Pastrana Ford 29.155s (-0.418s) 168.671mph (63 laps)
19. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.187s (-0.450s) 168.486mph (33 laps)
20. #99 Alex Bowman Toyota 29.241s (-0.504s) 168.175mph (45 laps)
21. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 29.347s (-0.610s) 167.567mph (53 laps)
22. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 29.424s (-0.687s) 167.129mph (32 laps)
23. #4 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.479s (-0.742s) 166.817mph (25 laps)
24. #00 Blake Koch Toyota 29.880s (-1.143s) 164.578mph (21 laps)
25. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 29.982s (-1.245s) 164.018mph (32 laps)
26. #92 Dexter Stacey Ford 30.006s (-1.269s) 163.887mph (38 laps)
27. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 30.007s (-1.270s) 163.882mph (7 laps)
28. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 30.060s (-1.323s) 163.593mph (48 laps)
29. #42 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 30.067s (-1.330s) 163.555mph (8 laps)
30. #40 Josh Wise Chevrolet 30.170s (-1.433s) 162.996mph (29 laps)
31. #44 Hal Martin Toyota 30.178s (-1.441s) 162.953mph (43 laps)
32. #79 Kyle Fowler Ford 30.258s (-1.521s) 162.522mph (34 laps)
33. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.268s (-1.531s) 162.469mph (34 laps)
34. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 30.294s (-1.557s) 162.329mph (12 laps)
35. #52 Kevin Lepage Toyota 30.361s (-1.624s) 161.971mph (8 laps)
36. #17 Tanner Berryhill Toyota 30.658s (-1.921s) 160.402mph (49 laps)
37. #24 Bryan Silas Toyota 30.727s (-1.990s) 160.042mph (41 laps)
38. #23 Harrison Rhodes Ford 30.769s (-2.032s) 159.823mph (27 laps)
39. #74 Danny Efland Chevrolet 30.846s (-2.109s) 159.424mph (17 laps)
40. #47 Jason Bowles Chevrolet 30.920s (-2.183s) 159.043mph (16 laps)
41. #73 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 30.929s (-2.192s) 158.996mph (17 laps)
42. #70 Tony Raines Toyota 31.814s (-3.077s) 154.573mph (15 laps)

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Regan Smith 342pts (Leader)
2. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 314pts (-28pts)
3. (+2) Elliott Sadler 300pts (-42pts)
4. (-1) Justin Allgaier 299pts (-43pts)
5. (+3) Brian Vickers 293pts (-49pts)
6. (--) Austin Dillon 290pts (-52pts)
7. (-3) Parker Kligerman 287pts (-55pts)
8. (-1) Brian Scott 284pts (-58pts)
9. (--) Alex Bowman # 258pts (-84pts)
10. (+2) Kyle Larson # 248pts (-94pts)
11. (--) Mike Bliss 246pts (-96pts)
12. (-2) Trevor Bayne 242pts (-100pts)
13. (--) Reed Sorenson 233pts (-109pts)
14. (--) Nelson Piquet Jr. # 230pts (-112pts)
15. (--) Travis Pastrana 214pts (-128pts)
16. (+1) Joe Nemechek 175pts (-167pts)
17. (+1) Eric McClure 167pts (-175pts)
18. (+1) Mike Wallace 165pts (-177pts)
19. (+1) Blake Koch 161pts (-181pts)
20. (-4) Jeffrey Earnhardt 156pts (-186pts)
21. (--) Hal Martin # 142pts (-200pts)
22. (+1) Josh Wise 140pts (-202pts)
23. (-1) Jamie Dick 125pts (-217pts)
24. (+4) Jeremy Clements 123pts (-219pts)
25. (+2) Dexter Stacey # 118pts (-224pts)
26. (-2) Robert Richardson 116pts (-226pts)
27. (-2) Jason White 112pts (-230pts)
28. (-2) Johanna Long 110pts (-232pts)
29. (+4) Chris Buescher 96pts (-246pts)
30. (-1) Kevin Swindell 88pts (-254pts)
31. (-1) Mike Harmon 86pts (-256pts)
32. (-1) Juan Carlos Blum 86pts (-256pts)
33. (-1) Brad Sweet 76pts (-266pts)
34. (--) Scott Lagasse Jr. 52pts (-290pts)
35. (+1) Jeff Green 50pts (-292pts)
36. (-1) Joey Gase 43pts (-299pts)
37. (--) Daryl Harr 39pts (-303pts)
38. (+3) Danny Efland 37pts (-305pts)
39. (+1) Kevin Lepage 33pts (-309pts)
40. (-2) Ryan Reed 28pts (-314pts)
41. (-2) Donnie Neuenberger 25pts (-317pts)
42. (+1) Tanner Berryhill 20pts (-322pts)
43. (+2) Chase Miller 20pts (-322pts)
44. (-2) Michael Annett 18pts (-324pts)
45. (-1) Brad Teague 15pts (-327pts)
46. (--) Carl Long 14pts (-328pts)
47. (--) Tim Andrews 14pts (-328pts)
48. (--) Bobby Gerhart 13pts (-329pts)
49. (N/A) Tony Raines 12pts (-330pts)
50. (N/A) Kyle Fowler 10pts (-332pts)
51. (-2) Morgan Shepherd 9pts (-333pts)
52. (-2) Paulie Harraka 9pts (-333pts)
53. (-2) Kenny Wallace 8pts (-334pts)

# = Nationwide series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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