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Harvick Wins Texas Truck Race

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, November 4 2011

Kevin Harvick won in Texas on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Christa L Thomas)

Kevin Harvick won as driver in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but lost as a team owner.

Harvick won as a driver in the Win Star World Casino 350k after passing James Buescher shortly after a restart with 44 laps to go and then holding onto the lead the rest of the way.

He lost as an owner when championship-contending driver, Ron Hornaday Jr., was crashed out of the race on lap 13 by Kyle Busch.

Points leader Austin Dillon, who started the race 11 points ahead of James Buescher, finished second.

Buescher appeared headed for that second-place finish but during a caution with just four laps to go, he ran out of fuel and had to be pushed to the pits by a tow truck.

He wound up finishing 19th and 28 points behind Dillon as the series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway in two weeks for the season finale.

Ty Dillon finished third and Nelson Piquet  Jr. was fourth.

Johnny Sauter, who finished seventh, moved to second in points – 20 behind Dillon.

The action heated up early in the race when championship contender Hornaday Jr. and Busch began bumping each other while going three wide on lap 13.

Hornaday, who started the race third in points and 15 out of the lead, moved up the track and banged door with Busch. He then bounced off, wiggled and hit Busch again.

Busch, with the yellow waving, caught up to Hornaday and spun him into the wall. Both trucks were wrecked too severely to continue.

Hornaday had started the race – the second to last of the season – tied for second in points, 15 behind leader Austin Dillon.

Busch was parked for the night. He and his crew chief were ordered to the NASCAR hauler.

Harvick called Busch a “poor loser”.

Harvick took the checkered flag for his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in nine starts this season,

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, November 4 2011
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