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Harvick Wins Truck Race At Bristol

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, August 24 2011

Kevin Harvick survived a wild Wednesday night to win the Camping World trucks race at Bristol. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

Kevin Harvick won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.

The victory was Harvick’s third in a row in the series.

Finished second was Johnny Sauter who made a late charge but could not quite get to Harvick on the last lap.

Sauter left the track after the race with a seven-point lead over James Buescher.

“Good last restart but I don’t know, we were just missing something,” Sauter said.

Todd Bodine finished third.

Buescher was fourth and Timothy Peters was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Joey Coulter, Justin Loftin, Nelson Piquet Jr., Elliott Sadler and Parker Kligerman.

The race was marred by nine cautions.

Kyle Busch, going four his fourth straight series win at Bristol, was hooked from behind and crashed by Sadler at the half way point of the 200-lap race. Busch then waited for Sadler to come past and whacked Sadler apparently in retaliation.

“Yeah, I’m sure he did,” Busch said when asked if he thought Sadler wrecked him on purpose. “Where does his paycheck come from?  We were racing earlier tonight and I pulled a slide job on him and he ran into me three times after that.  Then got clear of him for a while and on that restart there I was trying to slide him and get up to the top.  The spotter said I was clear and I was clear at the time.  Maybe I was too late.  He wrecked us and I’m not going to put up with it.”

(This story will be updated shortly)

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, August 24 2011


  • john says:

    Completely Busch’s fault, or his spotter’s.

    This was going to be an entertaining race until Harvick got out front. That was the end of that. Another Cup driver ruining it for the little guys.

  • Carole says:

    Better check the replay on this incident. No room for Kyle to get in,his spotter should have told him. Elliott is not a dirty driver and Kyle should not have wrecked him.