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Busch Wins Truck Race; Hornaday Angers Boss

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Ron Hornaday had a run-in, literally, with his boss on Saturday. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Ron Hornaday had a run-in, literally, with his boss on Saturday. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick Inc. teammates Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kevin Harvick to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The victory was the fifth of the season for Busch.

And he had to be laughing about what he saw in his rear-view mirror.

Behind him late in the race were the KHI teammates who were behaving like anything but teammates.

Hornaday appeared unwilling to let his boss pass him. Harvick issued a bump to his employee’s bumper during a caution.

Asked about his thought process late in the race, Harvick said, “Well, there was no thought process obviously. If you are going to have team work, you have got to have a two-way street. So, it is something that we’ll address when we get to the shop. I feel like we had the best two trucks. The Dupli-Color Chevrolet was good and just poor communication between Rick Carelli (spotter) and (Ron) Hornaday and Rick Ren. And I felt like we gave it away.”

Hornaday said, “We just got racing together.  I let him get a good run going into three and I didn’t know if he got loose getting in so I guess I pinched him down a little — I don’t know.  A good run after all for the Copart Chevrolet.  KHI (Kevin Harvick Incorporated) gave that one to Kyle (Busch).  I don’t know if Kyle (Busch) had enough fuel to finish or not, but we had a good eight gallons in ours, so we did.  It was still a good day.”

Matt Crafton finished fourth and Johnny Sauter fifth.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 19 2009
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