Kyle Busch’s Truck Dominance Continues
Kyle Busch won his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race Friday night when he claimed the North Carolina Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He started from the pole and led 130 of 134 laps.
The victory was Busch’s 38th in the series, his third of the season and his fourth in a row dating back to last season. It was his sixth at Charlotte.
“It was a fun race for us,” Busch said. “We certainly had a dominant piece. We were just really, really strong, especially on the long runs. I beat ‘em a little bit here or there, but it seemed like in traffic, I didn’t lose as much as most of the other guys.”
Matt Crafton ran second, giving Busch and the defending series champion their second straight 1-2 finish after last week’s run at Kansas Speedway.
Brad Keselowski finished third, followed by John Wes Townley, who posted his career-best result. Timothy Peters ran fifth after pitting for tires under the final caution.
“I think Kyle is probably in a class of his own,” Keselowski said. “It would have been a great race if Kyle wasn’t here.”
Busch was particularly strong late in the race when caution flags were falling at high rate. On ensuing restarts, Busch was spot on every time.
“Nope, no secrets,” Busch said of his ability to restart cleanly time after time. “I think the biggest thing is timing everything and just getting everything right. A lot of those guys are trying to hang back on me and then try to roll up on my side and time it to where they were in the gas and having the momentum rolling. You play those games and you see those games happen so when they start rolling you start rolling even though it’s before the zone, you’re at least start inching and then you go when you get to the zone. It’s what you’ve got. Sometimes when those guys were inching on me too much I actually waited until the far end of the zone and didn’t even go at all. When you do that you bunch up guys behind you so you can cause a wreck doing that so I try not to do that too often.”No Comment