Kyle Busch makes ‘mistake’ at Darlington

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 11: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, hits the ball as Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Double Mint Gum Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot / Husky Toyota, try to get out of the way during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 11:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, hits the ball as Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Double Mint Gum Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot / Husky Toyota, try to get out of the way during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet, hits the ball as Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Double Mint Gum Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot / Husky Toyota, try to get out of the way during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2013 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The continuing saga between Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne added another chapter Saturday night at Darlington Raceway.  During the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500, Busch and Kahne came together again. The dust-up happened almost a week after Busch got into Kahne at Talladega sending both cars crashing and setting off a multi-car melee.

Saturday night with 30 laps to go on a restart, Busch who had been dominating the event started on the outside row with Kahne on the inside. The two battled door-to-door for a couple of laps and Kahne seemed to be gaining the advantage. As the two entered turn 1 with Kahne high and Busch low, Kahne was powering ahead. Busch came up off the apron in the middle of the turns directly behind and underneath Kahne. While it’s not clear if Busch hit Kahne, Kahne’s Chevy slid up into the wall.  Kahne was able to keep going but his chances for the win were gone.

Kahne put the blame for the incident directly on Busch; just as he had done the week prior at Talladega. MORE>>>

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