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William Byron beat back several late-race challenges and went on to win at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Tim Parks)

William Byron beat back several late-race challenges and went on to win at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Tim Parks)

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William Byron led all 42 laps after the final restart to win Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Byron survived challenges from runner-up John Hunter Nemechek and third-place finisher Daniel Color nascar logoHemric to get the win in his No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

The victory was the fourth in 10 starts this season for the 18-year-old Byron, and it was the 51st win for KBM, most all-time for a truck series team.

“It’s a dream come true to get a fourth win like this,” Byron said. “I can’t thank the team enough.”

KBR teammate Christopher Bell finished fourth but team owner Kyle Busch had to just watch the last 93 laps as he was involved in a wreck.

Still, he was happy for his team.

“This is a special moment,” said Busch, whose drivers have won the last four series races. “It’s been
really cool. What to me makes it most special, I think, is how we’ve done it in such a short period of time.

“From 2010 through 2016, we’ve gotten 51 wins, and many of the teams that we excelled ahead of have been around a lot longer than we have. That’s pretty awesome.”

Byron felt a vibration in his truck in the closing laps but but was still able to get the victory.

“It was tough,” he acknowledged. “I honestly felt like I had a right rear tire going down. With the new surface, it’s hard to get a tire to last that long. I had quite the vibration the last three or four laps.

“I was just hoping and praying that there would be no cautions. Just a great run for us. Our Liberty University Tundra was really good tonight, and we were able to stay out front that last run and that was the key.”

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

Kentucky Speedway

Sparta, Kentucky

Thursday, July 07, 2016

  1. (3) William Byron#, Toyota, 150.
  2. (16) John H Nemechek, Chevrolet, 150.
  3. (4) Daniel Hemric, Ford, 150.
  4. (10) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 150.
  5. (15) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 150.
  6. (11) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 150.
  7. (22) Brandon Jones(i), Chevrolet, 150.
  8. (8) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 150.
  9. (14) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 150.
  10. (5) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 150.
  11. (1) Daniel Suarez(i), Toyota, 150.
  12. (17) Grant Enfinger #, Chevrolet, 150.
  13. (9) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 150.
  14. (12) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, 150.
  15. (21) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 150.
  16. (13) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 150.
  17. (20) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 150.
  18. (19) Austin Hill, Ford, 150.
  19. (6) Parker Kligerman, Chevrolet, 149.
  20. (25) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 149.
  21. (26) Garrett Smithley(i), Chevrolet, 148.
  22. (18) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 147.
  23. (27) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 145.
  24. (29) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 143.
  25. (28) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 136.
  26. (24) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, Overheating, 107.
  27. (23) Austin Wayne Self #, Toyota, Transmission, 98.
  28. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Vibration, 95.
  29. (32) Mike Harmon(i), Chevrolet, Vibration, 62.
  30. (7) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, Accident, 56.
  31. (2) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, Engine, 26.
  32. (31) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Electrical, 0.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  116.698 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 55 Mins, 41 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.190 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  5 for 32 laps.

Lead Changes:  9 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   D. Suarez(i) 1-32; T. Martins 33; D. Suarez(i) 34-35; W. Byron # 36; D. Suarez(i) 37-61; T. Peters 62-64; T. Reddick 65; J. Sauter 66-79; T. Peters 80-81; W. Byron # 82-150.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  W. Byron # 2 times for 70 laps; D. Suarez(i) 3 times for 59 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 14 laps; T. Peters 2 times for 5 laps; T. Reddick 1 time for 1 lap; T. Martins 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 263; M. Crafton – 250; D. Hemric – 246; T. Peters – 246; J. Sauter – 233; J. Nemechek – 223; T. Reddick – 215; C. Bell # – 214; B. Kennedy – 203; B. Rhodes # – 201.

 

| , RacinToday.com Friday, July 8 2016
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