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NASCAR | Darlington – Still Too Tough to Tame

This past weekend all three top series from NASCAR took to the track in Darlington, which is known to be #TooToughToTame. Well, the Lady in Black proved once again that is true.

Friday night was a wild night as the Camping World Truck Series took to the track with 40 drivers hoping to tame the Lady in Black, but that unfortunately, that would not be the case, as only 23 drivers finished the race. Multiple drivers got loose, hit the wall, and spun, with some of them collecting other trucks in the process. Talladega style, on lap 118, the big one came involving 16 trucks. Some would continue limping around the track, but most did not.

One of the drivers that was able to continue for a while, but not finish was Corey Heim, who was making his truck debut in the KBM #51. In the beginning it looked like Heim was going to tame the Lady in Black finishing 8th in Stage 1 and 2nd in Stage 2. But due to getting caught up in the big one, Heim finished 23rd with a DNF.

Sheldon Creed took the final checkered flag for his first win of the season. Creed won the Camping World Truck Series championship last year.

Saturday afternoon the Xfinity Series had more luck than the Trucks, but still had 9 cautions throughout the race. Again, many drivers were getting loose and spinning, but most managed to stay out of the wall. Thirty-four of the 40 drivers were able to finish with Austin Cindric winning Stage 1, Harrison Burton winning Stage 2, and Justin Allgaier taking the final checkered flag for his second win of the season.

Sunday afternoon the Cup Series took to the track, and the Lady in Black continued to be #TooToughToTame, especially for Aric Almirola, Cole Custer, and Kurt Busch, who all spun into the wall and were not able to continue. Busch remains winless at Darlington.

But it appeared that Martin Truex, Jr. had tamed the Lady in Black as he dominated throughout the whole race. Truex won both Stage 1 and 2 and captured the final checkered flag. Truex led a race high 248 laps.

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