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Busch Streaks On With Truck Win At Kentucky

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Friday, June 27 2014

Kyle Busch stayed perfect on Thursday night. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)

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Kyle Busch dominated Thursday night’s UNOH 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway to get his fifth victory in five starts this season.

“Tonight was great,” Busch, who started the race from the pole, said.  “It’s a great opportunity to drive good equipment and good stuff, and I’m really proud that my name is on the door. I’m most proud of  (crew chief) Eric Phillips and all the guys, everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports for all their hard work and dedication and everything they’ve done to build really good trucks, they’ve done a great job for me.”

Finishing second was his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate/employee, Darrell Wallace Jr.

“Seeing Darrell come home second tonight was pretty great,” Busch said, “especially him getting back in traffic, like we both were and being able to methodically work his way back up to second.”

Wallace, who qualified second fastest, took the lead from Busch on Lap 2 and led until Busch took it back on Lap 36. Busch led 91 of 150 laps in getting the victory.

Wallace tried to make a pass for the lead with eight laps to go, but but came up short.

“Really proud of Kyle Busch Motorsports finishing 1-2,” added Busch. “Qualifying 1-2 and finishing 1-2, I think I was more pumped for having a 1-2 finish, than winning, honestly. I told Darrell, ‘thank you’, in Victory Lane. Just appreciate the way he drove tonight and fought hard.”

Wallace returned Busch’s nice words after the race.

“He (Busch) knew what he was doing,” said Wallace. “He’s hard to beat and he’s so good, but I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. It’s been a lot of fun getting back into a rhythm coming off of Texas and St. Louis and then to finish here second.”

Behind KBM, Ryan Blaney was third followed by Timothy Peters and Brad Keselowski stormed his way through the field for a top-five finish. Matt Crafton, Austin Dillon, Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter and Ben Kennedy comprised the top-10.

Next up for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a stop at Iowa Speedway for the running of the American Ethanol 200 on Friday night, July 11. Timothy Peters is the defending champion.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – UNOH 225

Kentucky Speedway

Sparta, Kentucky

Thursday, June 26, 2014

1. (1) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 150, $54815.

2. (2) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 150, $38555.

3. (10) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 150, $30071.

4. (7) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 150, $20245.

5. (14) Brad Keselowski(i), Ford, 150, $11970.

6. (11) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 150, $14595.

7. (23) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 150, $9945.

8. (8) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 150, $11695.

9. (5) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 150, $11595.

10. (4) Ben Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 150, $13745.

11. (13) Max Gresham, Chevrolet, 150, $9120.

12. (9) Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 150, $11195.

13. (12) Tayler Malsam, Chevrolet, 150, $11095.

14. (18) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 150, $10995.

15. (6) German Quiroga, Toyota, 150, $11695.

16. (16) Bryan Silas, Chevrolet, 149, $10765.

17. (15) Corey Lajoie, Ford, 148, $10665.

18. (28) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, 148, $10565.

19. (20) Mason Mingus #, Toyota, 147, $10465.

20. (22) Tyler Young #, Chevrolet, 147, $10990.

21. (17) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 147, $10265.

22. (26) Jimmy Weller, Chevrolet, 146, $10165.

23. (21) Caleb Holman, Chevrolet, 144, $7815.

24. (27) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 143, $8715.

25. (25) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, 142, $8765.

26. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 114, $7515.

27. (3) Jeb Burton, Toyota, Accident, 99, $7415.

28. (19) Chase Pistone #, Chevrolet, Engine, 78, $7310.

29. (24) JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, Suspension, 24, $7210.

30. (31) Adam Edwards, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 12, $7610.

31. (29) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, Vibration, 4, $7035.

32. (32) Ryan Ellis(i), Chevrolet, Engine, 3, $7010.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 130.962 mph.

Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 43 Mins, 05 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.844 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 23 laps.

Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: K. Busch(i) 1; D. Wallace Jr. 2-35; K. Busch(i) 36-50; J. Sauter 51-53; B. Keselowski(i) 54-58; K. Busch(i) 59-78; B. Keselowski(i) 79-95; K. Busch(i) 96-150.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Busch(i) 4 times for 91 laps; D. Wallace Jr. 1 time for 34 laps; B. Keselowski(i) 2 times for 22 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 3 laps.

Top 10 in Points: J. Sauter – 297; M. Crafton – 289; T. Peters – 286; R. Blaney – 285; R. Hornaday Jr. – 284; G. Quiroga – 272; B. Kennedy # – 263; D. Wallace Jr. – 261; J. Townley – 257; J. Coulter – 242.

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Friday, June 27 2014
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