Southern 500 at Darlington 2013: Live Results, Race Updates and Reaction

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2013

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 11:  Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot / Husky Toyota, performs a burnout in celebration of winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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The Southern 500 at Darlington saw a lot of caution free racing for most of the race.  Kurt Busch started off strong from the pole, but would eventually fall to his younger brother Kyle.

For most of the night Kyle Busch would dominate the race, seemingly lapping cars as the race continued to go green.

Eventually though, drivers would get antsy, and several cautions would test Busch, as he battled back drivers who tried to take his lead.

Kasey Kahne seemed to have something for Busch, but when Kahne and Busch battled, Kahne would end up going into the wall.

With 20 laps to go, Kyle seemed ready to get the sweep at Darlington.

Matt Kenseth though, had other plans.

Kenseth would eventually catch up and pass his teammate, as the two battled back and forth for a bit. Eventually Kyle would fall, and Kenseth would go on to win the race.

All without his crew chief Jason Ratcliff.

Kenseth was the one to tame the Lady in Black this year, but he wasn’t the only impressive Gibbs driver at Darlington.

Denny Hamlin was also extremely impressive, as he managed to cross the finish line in second place, after finally returning from his back injury.

Kenseth was the big winner at Darlington, but all three Joe Gibbs drivers had an impressive run at the Southern 500.

Winner: Matt Kenseth


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