Colin Braun Gets First Trucks Victory
Colin Braun passed then-leader Kyle Busch with 23 laps to go Saturday and then went on to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first in the series for Braun.
The victory in the Michigan 200 was, however, the 50th for owner Jack Roush in the series.
The victory was, best of all perhaps, secured at the track which is closest to the home of the car company with which Roush for so long has been affiliated – Ford.
“It’s great to do it here with Ford in their backyard,” Roush said after the race. “This is my turf.”
Braun said, “Man, I love this track.”
Busch hung on to finish second.
He gave up the lead for the final time by making a wrong choice on a pass of a lapped car.
As he approached that car, Busch headed low to make the pass and that was the bad choice.
“I tried to go low,” he said. “The lane was there but when we went into the corner it closed up.”
Braun went high on the other truck, which was driven by Norm Benning, and easily got around both Benning and Busch, who had to slow.
“Great to have this Roush-Yates power,” Braun said.
Brian Ickler finished third and points-leader Matt Crafton finished fourth. Ron Hornaday was fifth.