Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Busch vs. Busch: Darlington

Kyle Busch

Nationwide: Busch finished seventh in final practice and qualified second to teammate Denny Hamlin. In matching Z-Line cars, they took the front row. However, Busch couldn't keep up with Hamlin. Although he never dropped out of the top 10, he did drop down to eighth around lap 40. He came back and led the race for 17 laps and eventually finished second. This would give Busch his third top-10 finish in seven races at Darlington and his seventh top-10 finish of the season.

Cup: The Cup race was a roller coaster for Busch. He finished sixth and 15th in practices. He then qualified 39th but had to start at the rear of the field (43rd) after going to a backup car. Busch turned his night around, quickly moving through the field. He led twice for 29 laps and at one point was fighting for position with his brother. After the final pit stop, they made adjustments to the car which made it fall back. He ended the race seventh, leaving him third in points.

Kurt Busch

The remainder of this article can be found out examiner.com.

This article was originally published at LV NASCAR Examiner and republished with permission from the author.

Photo courtesy of: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR


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