Kenseth Wins Darlington's Busch

2003 Nextel Cup Champion Matt Kenseth took his second win at Darlington Raceway yesterday, after earning his eighteenth career Busch victory

Kenseth Wins Darlington's Busch

Kenseth, driving part time in the Busch series, started the race from 24th. He led 50 of the 147 laps of the Diamond Hill Plywood 200 but had effectively dominated the second half of the race.

"This is a great racetrack," Kenseth said in Victory Lane. "It's one of the most fun racetracks we ever come to.

"Really, we had a great handling car on the long runs and that was the key. The first couple of stops were just OK, but the last two, my guys did a great job and they got me the lead."

Kenseth was followed closely to the chequered flag by Kenny Wallace, who stated: "It's one of those deals where I'm always so close. I just got beat at the end. No excuse. I was driving my heart out."

Martin Truex Jr. who had won two Busch races already this year, was content with finishing third this time around.

"I was just off at the start and made adjustments," Truex said. "We were just one pitstop away from being perfect. But we won last week (at Talladega) and third here. We're on the comeback trail."

Diamond Hill Plywood 200 - Darlington Raceway

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Matt Kenseth Ford 147 2. Kenny Wallace Ford 147 3. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 147 4. Greg Biffle Ford 147 5. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 147 6. David Stremme Dodge 147 7. Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 147 8. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 147 9. Tony Raines Chevrolet 147 10. Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 147 11. Carl Edwards Ford 147 12. Reed Sorenson Dodge 147 13. Jason Keller Ford 147 14. Ashton Lewis Ford 147 15. David Green Ford 147 16. Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 147 17. Johnny Sauter Dodge 147 18. Justin Labonte Chevrolet 147 19. Tim Fedewa Dodge 147 20. J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 147 21. Dale Jarrett Ford 147 22. Mark Green Chevrolet 146 23. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 146 24. Shane Hmiel Chevrolet 145 25. Robert Pressley Ford 145 26. Randy LaJoie Chevrolet 145 27. Bobby Hamilton Dodge 145 28. Jeff Green Dodge 145 29. Kevin Conway Dodge 145 30. Paul Menard Chevrolet 145 31. Stacy Compton Ford 144 32. Brent Sherman Dodge 144 33. Kertus Davis Chevrolet 144 34. Kasey Kahne Dodge 143 35. Jon Wood Ford 143 36. Steve Grissom Ford 143 37. Derrike Cope Ford 141 38. Jeff Fuller Chevrolet 139 39. Sterling Marlin Dodge 133 40. Jamie McMurray Dodge 129 41. Michel Jourdain Jr. Ford 121 42. Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 88 43. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 1 
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