Busch Dominates Truck Race In N.H.
Kyle Busch easily won Saturday’s F.W. Webb 175 Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch finished 3.816 seconds ahead of runner-up Austin Dillon to post his sixth win in 14 starts this season and the 30th victory of his career.
“We haven’t had the best of runs at the mile-and-a-half tracks and the faster places, but feel really good about where we were today and how our short track stuff is,” Busch said.
Behind Busch and Dillon, Kevin Harvick finished third, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr. and Johnny Sauter.
Though Dillon was able to close on the lead over the final 30 laps, Busch was able end a string of five straight Chevrolet victories in the series.
Dillon now is atop the truck standings by two points over James Buescher, who finished seventh, the first driver one lap down.
“I wish we could have come out a little closer to him off pit road,” Dillon said. “I lost a little time getting onto pit road, and that hurt us. But we came out leading the points with six (races) to go. We’ll focus on that, and we’re happy with this finish.”
Sauter sits third in points – seven points back.
“We really were scratching our heads during practice with a lot of changes, so to pull off a top five here at New Hampshire is awesome,” Sauter said. “The first pit stop the guys pulled off a super fast round of changes to the trackbar and air pressure, and they put me out in eighth. I was still loose throughout the last 75 laps, but it gave me enough to take on the corners and hold onto that fifth spot. I’m proud of the guys – we’re staying in the hunt for a championship and staying on top of quick changes. We’ll be consistent in Kentucky, a place that we’re typically super strong.”