Saturday May 10, 2008
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch won the battle of attrition
to post his third NASCAR Sprint Cup series victory of the year with
a win a caution-filled Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway.
The 23-year-old Busch is the youngest winner ever at Darlington.
Busch's eighth NASCAR victory in all its series hardly thrilled
the crowd, which booed him in prerace introductions and hadn't
softened by the time he took the checkered flag. Busch enraged Dale
Earnhardt Jr.'s massive fan base by wrecking him as they raced for
the win last week in Richmond.
Busch led a race-high 169 of the 367 laps in a Toyota. Carl Edwards ran second. Jeff Gordon finished third for his fifth straight top five finish at Darlington. Earnhardt finished fourth.
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