The Camping World Truck Series race at Texas provided Kyle Busch with the first win of his triple header endeavor. Matt Crafton played the role of the brides maid yet again, with Ron Hornaday, Todd Bodine, and Colin Braun rounding out the top five.
Now, truth be told, Hornaday is one of my favorite drivers in NASCAR. However, his post-race comments directed at Busch were quite hypocritical. Hornaday has made his career with a driving style that I refer to as "Big Boy Racing". There was a reason Dale Sr. tapped Hornaday as one of his drivers. Hornaday has never shied away from an opportunity to apply the chrome horn when necessary to move up in the running order. The way he lashed out at Busch was reminiscent of the behavior of his truck owner, Kevin Harvick, at New Hampshire, and just as inexcusable.
No views were available of the major back end damage that Hornaday claimed Busch did to the truck that ruined his night. It simply looked like the No. 51 was a better running truck than the No. 33. While that can definitely be frustrating for a driver, Hornaday needed to remember that he still has a 197 point over Crafton for the championship title. Granted, the owner's championship has yet to be decided between KHI and BMM, but the fact that Busch runs trucks without pay should not be viewed as relevant to how the racing plays out on the track.
So, although I tend to favor Hornaday and KHI in the NASCAR CWTS, I'll be cheering for Billy Ballew to get the owner's championship. BBM has brought back some of that old school feeling to the series, where upstart teams could go toe-to-toe with the big guys. It is just such circumstances that continue to see the number of truck fans increase.