DARLINGTON -- Todd Bodine led the final 47 laps at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night to take his second straight victory in NASCAR's truck series.
Bodine held off pole-sitter Timothy Peters through two restarts to win in the Camping World Truck Series' first appearance at the "Lady in Black" in six years.
Bodine, the only one in the field with a victory at Darlington, proved there's nothing more important here than experience. Bodine won a Nationwide Series race at Darlington in 2003, sliding over the finish line after a last-lap tangle with Jamie McMurray.
Fellow Darlington veterans Ron Hornady and Johnny Sauter finished third and fourth. Austin Dillon, the 20-year-old grandson of car owner Richard Childress, was fifth. Bodine won at Nashville a week ago and lengthened his series points lead over Aric Almirola.
Bodine had made 38 starts at Darlington in NASCAR's three major series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and the trucks -- coming in and had 16 top 20 finishes. He preached to the younger drivers how Darlington was like few others on the circuit and the importance of respecting egg-shaped layout.
"I put the fear of the 'Lady in Black' in them," Bodine said.
He took his own advice to win, lying behind as Peters and Hornaday led 76 of the first 100 laps, then pouncing as the front-runners came into the pits.
Bodine moved in front during the seventh of nine cautions when he stayed out and Dillon, the race leader, decided to pit. In all, Bodine went the final 71 laps without pitting.
The truck series had run at Darlington from 2001 through 2004. Timing, along with Darlington losing one of its two NASCAR weekends in 2004, kept the trucks from coming back until this year. A crowd of about 15,000 was on hand.
Brad Keselowski managed to make it through pit stops despite mechanical problems, then grabbed the lead on a restart with eight laps to go and pulled away to win a Nationwide race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
Keselowski is a Michigan native who also won last year's Nationwide race here. Carl Edwards finished second, barely edging out a charging Kyle Busch. Keselowski and nemesis Edwards raced side-to-side for a large portion of the race without incident. Both drivers are on probation for a confrontation at Gateway International Raceway last month.