The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington Raceway lap by lap breakdown.
12 drivers who have never raced at Darlington
Joe Gibbs Racing is starting 1-2-3-4
Kyle Busch is starting on Pole
Lap 1: Green flag. Kyle Busch on Pole
Lap 23: Caution. Contact between No6 of Bayne and No24 of Silas (Leader Busch)
Lap 28 restart: Busch Sadler but Sadler quickly taken over by Kenseth
Lap 33: McClure in the wall
Lap 38: restart Busch and Kenseth. Kenseth quickly taken over by Sadler
Lap 50: Sadler spins from 2nd place, keeps it from hitting the wall.
Lap 55: Kahne is the leader after a round of pit stops under caution after Busch’s jackman loses footing, costing him the lead. Kahne loses the lead to Kenseth.
Lap 70: After being bumped to 6th after a bad pit stop, Busch fights his way back up to 2nd, catching up with race leader Kenseth
Lap 73: Pastrana gets his Darlington Stripe dropping him one place to 16th
Lap 75: After a spin on lap 50, Sadler fights his way back into the top-10, running P10
Lap 78: Kahne and Vickers fight hard for 3rd, Pastrana hits pit road after hitting the wall on Lap 73
Lap 82: Busch takes over the lead after Kenseth gets caught behind lapped car No70 of Raines
Lap 90: Busch has contact with Wallace while trying to get around him: Kenseth to get to his bumper.
Lap 91: Vickers pits from 3rd under green for a vibration
Lap 93: Busch and Kenseth complain about loose racecars. Running 1-2
Lap 108: Green flag pit stops start. Rookie Alex Bowman running in the top-10
Lap 112: Green Flag stops complete. Busch still leads over Kenseth
Lap 119: JGR is running 1-2-3-4 again; No 79 of Kyle Fowler spins, hitting the wall. Caution flies
Lap 121: Leaders pit under caution. Busch and Kenseth both change 4 tires.
Lap 121: Sadler emerges as the leader off of pit road after only taking 2 tires.
Lap 124: A. Dillon and Logano lead take the green after foregoing pit stops. Logano passes Dillon to lead.
18 to go: After a slight error by Logano, Busch retakes the lead.
14 to go: Bayne hits the wall again, running outside the top-20.
13 to go: battle for 7th: Dillon, Smith, Hornish heats up leading to contact between Dillon and Hornish.
10 to go: After taking 2nd from Logano, Sadler is gaining on race leader Busch.
9 to go: Vickers takes 3rd from Logano. Logano on old tires.
5 to go: Sadler is slowly losing ground on race leader Busch.
4 to go: Kenseth and Larson battle hard for 5th. Larson gets his Darlington Stripe.
Checkered Flag: Kyle Busch gets his 5th win this season in the Nationwide Series making JGR the winner of 6 of the last 7 races at Darlington Raceway. Busch led 107 of the 147 laps. Points leader Regan Smith increased his lead to 28 points over second place Sam Hornish Jr. With his win, Busch scored a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0, his 16th perfect rating since NASCAR started keeping the statistic in 2005.
Final Running Order:
1: Kyle Busch (54)
2: Elliott Sadler (11)
3: Brian Vickers (20)
4: Joey Logano (22)
5: Matt Kenseth (18)
6: Kyle Larson (32)
7: Regan Smith (7)
8: Sam Hornish Jr (12)
9: Kasey Kahne (5)
10: Justin Allgaier (31)
11: Austin Dillon (3)
12: Chris Buescher (16)
13: Ty Dillon (33)
14: Brian Scott (2)
15: Parker Kligerman (77)
16: Nelson Piquet Jr (30)
17: Alex Bowman (99)
18: Reed Sorenson (43)
19: Mike Bliss (19)
20: Jeremy Clements (51)
21: Josh Wise (40)
22: Blake Koch (00)
23: Landon Cassill (4)
24: Joe Nemechek (87)
25: Mike Wallace (01)
26: Eric McClure (14)
27: Danny Efland (74)
28: Travis Pastrana (60)
29: Hal Martin (44)
30: Dexter Stacey (92)
31: Harrison Rhodes (23)
32: Trevor Bayne (6)
33: Tony Raines (70)
34: Kyle Fowler (79)
35: Kevin Lepage (52)
36: Bryan Silas (24)
37: Jeff Green (10)
38: J.J. Yeley (42)
39: Chase Miller (46)
40: Tanner Berryhill (17)