Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kyle Busch extends winning streak at Chicagoland (NCWTS recap)

Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane
Friday at Chicagoland Speedway.

(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR)
By Lee Montgomery
Special to the Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service

JOLIET, Ill. (August 27, 2010) —What can slow down Kyle Busch? Perhaps only the checkered flag.

Busch won his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and his fourth national series race in a row by dominating the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway.

Busch swept all three NASCAR national series races at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend and continued his winning ways at Chicagoland. He led three times for 121 laps for his fourth truck series win in nine starts in 2010.

Busch now has 17 wins across the Sprint Cup (three wins), Nationwide (10) and truck series this year.

The only drama for Busch came on pit road under two separate caution flags. On Lap 81, Busch’s gasman had trouble with the second gas can, and Busch lost four spots for the restart. But he charged to the lead on Lap 98 after another caution slowed the race.

On Lap 126, Busch changed four tires on his No. 18 Toyota, with several other drivers taking two. Busch restarted sixth but passed three cars on the first green-flag lap and got the lead on Lap 131.

Busch also survived a late-race thrust from Todd Bodine, who made an inside move on Busch with six laps to go but slipped and lost ground. Busch then held off Bodine on a green-white-checkered finish after Timothy Peters blew an engine. The race went four laps beyond the scheduled 150 on the 1.5-mile track.

Bodine ended up second, with Ron Hornaday Jr. third, Johnny Sauter fourth and rookie Justin Lofton fifth. Aric Almirola, Matt Crafton, Rick Crawford, Austin Dillon and David Starr completed the top 10.

The victory was Toyota’s 75th in the truck series since 2004, when it entered NASCAR competition. It also marks Busch's 20th victory in the truck series.



EnjoyIllinois.com 225 results:

1. Kyle Busch    
2. Todd Bodine    
3. Ron Hornaday    
4. Johnny Sauter    
5. Justin Lofton    
6. Aric Almirola    
7. Matt Crafton    
8. Rick Crawford
9. Austin Dillon 
10. David Starr
11. Jason White
12. James Buescher
13. Chris Fontaine    
14. Narain Karthikeyan
15. Ryan Sieg
16. Brad Sweet    
17. Tony Jackson Jr.    
18. Steve Park
19. Mario Gosselin
20. Johanna Long
21. Timothy Peters
22. Jennifer Jo Cobb
23. Mike Skinner
24. Norm Benning
25. Lance Fenton
26. Jerick Johnson
27. Ken Butler III
28. Ricky Carmichael
29. Jamie Dick
30. J C Stout    
31. Shelby Howard
32. Chris Jones
33. Mike Garvey    
34. Mike Harmon    
35. Brent Raymer
36. Tim Andrews

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