Kyle Busch, owner of the No. 18 NCWTS truck, watches from Cancun as Kasey Kahne wins the Too Tough To Tame 200 at Darlington Raceway. Twitpic by @kylebusch
Kasey Kahne held off Ron Hornaday, while cruising to a win in Saturday’s Too Tough To Tame 200 at Darlington’s Raceway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Saturday marked Kahne’s second appearance in the Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota normally driven by team owner Kyle Busch, who was vacationing in Cancun.
Kahne, a full-time driver in the Sprint Cup Series, scored truck wins at Darlington and Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2004 and finished second last year at Pocono Raceway.
19-year old Cole Whitt, started on pole. The race was slowed by 10 cautions, including one for a three-truck wreck involving Johanna Long, Ricky Carmichael and Nelson Piquet Jr. that brought out the red flag for 7 minutes, 37 seconds.
1\18 Kasey Kahne ToyotaToyota
2\33 Ron Hornaday ChevroletTide / Kroger
3\30 Todd Bodine ToyotaGermain.com
44\8 Matt Crafton ChevroletTarkett / Menards
5\31 James Buescher ChevroletWolfpack Rentals
6\17 Timothy Peters ToyotaGearWrench
7\2 Elliott Sadler ChevroletArmour Vienna Sausage / Bi-Lo
8\60 Cole Whitt * ChevroletRed Bull
9\13 Johnny Sauter ChevroletSafeAuto Insurance Co. / Curb Records
10\81 David Starr ToyotaZachry
11\92 Clay Rogers ChevroletfleetHQ.com / BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors
12\93 Shane Sieg ChevroletS&W
13\77 Justin Lofton ToyotaLofton Cattle
14\29 Parker Kligerman * DodgePenske Truck Rental
15\3 Austin Dillon ChevroletBass Pro Shops / Remington Arms / Tracker
16\39 Ryan Sieg Chevrole tS&W Services
17\45 Travis Kvapil Toyota International Trucks / Monaco RV
18\69 Max Papis Toyota GEICO
19\46 Craig Goess * Toyota Greenville Toyota of N.C.
20\51 Jeffrey Earnhardt * Chevrolet Fuel Doctor USA
21\15 Dusty Davis * Toyota Vision Airlines / Emerald Coast
22\50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Liberty Tire Recycling / Pinnacle Rubber Mulch
23\07 Jamie Dick Chevrolet VivaAutoGroup.com
24\66 Justin Marks Chevrolet Go Pro 2
25\62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota South Point Hotel & Casino
26\57 Norm Benning Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing
27\47 Miguel Paludo * Toyota Stemco / Duroline
28\22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing / Darrell Gwynn Foundation
29\25 Tayler Malsam Toyota One Eighty
30\24 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Monster Energy
31\20 Johanna Long * Toyota Panhandle Grading and Paving
32\8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet Qualcomm / Nelson Piquet
33\23 Jason White Chevrolet GunBroker.com
34\10 Chase Mattioli * Ford College Complete
35\51 Justin Johnson * Toyota Vision Airlines / Wounded Warrior Project
36\32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet Great Clips
NOTE: Kahne, who started second, became the fourth winner to start inside the top five. Bodine started eighth last year, and Bobby Hamilton started 14th when he won in 2003. … Kahne’s three wins tie Rich Bickle, Andy Houston and Dave Rezendes for 27th on the all-time win list.