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Busch Stays Perfect In Trucks

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 31 2014

Kyle Busch, a winner in Kansas earlier this month, won again Friday night at Dover. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)


Kyle Busch remained perfect in the NASCAR Camping World  Truck Series as he won for the fourth time in as many 2014 starts Friday night at Dover International Speedway.

Busch led  150 of 200 laps in winning the Lucas Oil 200.

It was the Las Vegas native’s 39th career victory in the series.

“We all know, the 51 was lights out, OK?” driver Johnny Sauter said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to learn what they’re doing in the 51 camp and run with them, week in, week out.”

Busch, a regular in the Sprint Cup Series and, hence, not eligible for the truck championship, was asked after the race if he thought he could finish the season unbeaten.

“It’s not unimaginable,” Busch said. “But a lot of circumstances have to go your way. It’s certainly feasible, maybe.”

Turning the duties over to rookie Erik Jones for five of the next six races, Busch isn’t slated to drive another CWTS race until June 26 at Kentucky.

“It’s been fun. I’ve enjoyed being able to run up front, lead laps and such,” Busch said. Busch has now won five consecutive starts dating back to last season, the second time in his career he has accomplished the feat.

Matt Crafton provided Busch’s stiffest competition until his right front tire gave out, leading to a hard crash on Lap 158.

That left it to Blaney and Sauter to pursue Busch after a restart with 20 laps to go. But once Busch pulled away, neither could close to within 1.3 seconds of the leader.

“Our Tundra was awesome on the long runs,” said Busch’s crew chief Eric Phillips.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 31 2014
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