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Kyle Busch's NNS team won Darlington awards 05-10-2013
Kyle Busch
Besides winning the race, Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch and his team won multiple race awards in the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. Busch won the Coors Light Pole award for his 172.584 mph qualifying lap in the No. 54 Toyota. He also won the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (107 of 147). Joe Gibbs Racing Engines won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. Busch is a Sprint Cup regular (No. 18) and is ineligible for driver points in this series.
Kyle Busch wins Darlington Raceway NNS event 05-10-2013
Kyle Busch
Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch (No. 18) won the 31st Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, his 56th victory in 252 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's fifth NNS victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2013. It is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Darlington Raceway. This is the 13th NNS race to be won from the pole at Darlington. Busch was the last driver to accomplish this feat in May 2011.
Stenhouse Jr. top rookie starter at Darlingto 05-10-2013
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the top rookie qualifier for the Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. His lap speed of 179.514 mph in the No. 17 Ford was 14th fastest; best of the 2013 ROTY contenders attempting to qualify for Saturday night's race.
Kurt Busch on pole for Southern 500 05-10-2013
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 64th Annual Bojangles' Southern 500 with a lap of 27.032 seconds, 181.918 mph. This is a track record, which was previously set by Kasey Kahne in 2011 with a lap of 181.254 mph. This is the No. 78 Chevrolet driver's 16th pole in 446 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2013. This is Busch's second pole in 17 races at Darlington Raceway. He was the youngest pole winner at Darlington Raceway when he won the pole in September 2001. He was 23 years and 29 days old.
Derrike Cope does not qualify at Darlington 05-10-2013
Derrike Cope
Derrike Cope does not qualify for the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. One of the `go-or-go-homers' required to qualify on speed, he ran a 42nd fastest lap of 149.694 mph in the No. 73 Chevrolet. This was not good enough to make the 40-car field.
Jason Bowles misses Darlington field 05-10-2013
Jason Bowles
Jason Bowles' qualifying speed was not good enough to make the field for the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. He ran a lap of 161.471 mph in the No. 47 Chevrolet. It was 40th quickest but not quick enough to make the field for the race.
Kevin Lepage last in Darlington NNS field 05-10-2013
Kevin Lepage
Kevin Lepage secures the last qualifying slot open to teams outside of the top 30 in owner points for the Nationwide Series race. The No. 52 Toyota Camry driver's lap of 162.915 mph was 36th fastest in qualifying for the the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. He will line up 40th at the green flag.
Matt Kenseth best NNS go-or-go-homer starter 05-10-2013
Matt Kenseth
Sprint Cup regular (No. 20) Matt Kenseth runs quickest Nationwide Series qualifying lap of the go-or-go-homer drivers. Of the teams required to make the field on speed, the lap of 172.312 mph in the No. 18 Toyota Camry was the fastest. The qualifying speed puts him third in the lineup for the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Busch on pole for Darlington NNS race 05-10-2013
Kyle Busch
Sprint Cup regular (No. 18) Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 31st Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 with a lap of 28.494 seconds, 172.584 mph. This is the No. 54 Toyota driver's 29th pole in 252 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. This is his 52nd pole between all three NASCAR national touring series. It is his third pole and sixth top-10 NNS start in 2013. This Busch's second pole in nine NNS races at Darlington Raceway.
Bowyer has best 10-laps in Cup Happy Hour 05-10-2013
Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in Happy Hour practice for the Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. His average speed of 169.205 mph in the No. 15 Toyota Camry was best of the four cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 2 Brad Keselowski (168.930 mph), No. 5 Kasey Kahne (168.607 mph) and No. 14 Tony Stewart (168.006 mph) are the other drivers on this list.
Juan Pablo Montoya led Darlington Happy Hour 05-10-2013
Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya was at the top of the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice leading to the Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The No. 42 Chevrolet SS driver put up a 177.070 mph lap in the final practice. No. 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 99 Carl Edwards, No. 31 Jeff Burton and No. 78 Kurt Busch were the rest of the top five and No. 36 J.J. Yeley was the slowest of the 42 cars running in this session.
Paul Menard led first Darlington Cup practice 05-10-2013
Paul Menard
Paul Menard led the first practice for the Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. His lap of 173.963 mph in the No. 27 Chevrolet SS was the quickest of the 43 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 15 Clint Bowyer, No. 1 Jamie McMurray, No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and No. 99 Carl Edwards were the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 35 Josh Wise was the slowest. Menard also had a 10-lap average speed of 170.124 mph. This was the best of the 18 cars running at least 10 consecutive laps.
Brian Vickers led Nationwide Happy Hour 05-10-2013
Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. He ran a fast lap of 171.124 in the No. 20 Toyota Camry. No. 11 Elliott Sadler, No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 3 Austin Dillon and No. 6 Trevor Bayne rounded out the top five of the 42 cars out on the track. The No. 70, driven by Tony Raines, was the slowest in the final practice session.