Hornaday gets his 2nd win of the season with victory at Atlanta

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After a battle of the Cup drivers: Bowyer, Busch and Newman, it was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran who would grab the checkered flag at the end of the Atlanta 200. After leading only 17 laps. Hornaday sailed away with the victory, having a sizeable victory over his KHI teammate Clint Bowyer.

It was a difficult race for points leader Johnny Sauter, he and Nelson Piquet Jr. made contact, resulting in major damage to the No. 13 truck. From there, his night got worse, multiple flat tires and trips to pit road resulted in a 29th place finish. Sauter fell to second in points, –12 behind James Buescher.

Race highlights and lowlights:
  • Ricky Carmichael starts on pole, his first career NASCAR pole
  • lap 20 – Cole Whitt (60)  had an engine blow up to bring out the first caution
  • lap 38 – Johanna Long (20) and BJ McLeod (78) collide as McLeod was slowing to head to pit road to bring out another caution
  • lap 60 – Johnny Sauter (13) has an accident in Turn 2 after just have a flat tire just laps before, caution #3
  • lap 73 – caution #4 for debris on the frontstretch
  • lap 79- Timothy Peters (17) spins on the frontstretch for the fifth and final caution. Bizarre thing to note: after an earlier battery change, as Peters spun, one of the batteries slid across pit road. One of the strange things I noticed. 
Race Results:
  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Clint Bowyer
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Blake Feese
  5. Ryan Newman
  6. Austin Dillon
  7. Matt Crafton
  8. Ricky Carmichael
  9. Todd Bodine
  10. James Buescher
  11. Jack Smith
  12. Parker Kligerman
  13. Joey Coulter
  14. Max Papis
  15. Ryan Sieg
  16. Timothy Peters
  17. David Starr
  18. Brendan Gaughan
  19. Colin Braun
  20. Nelson Piquet Jr.
  21. Josh Richards
  22. Miguel Paludo
  23. Jennifer Jo Cobb
  24. Chris Cockrum
  25. Jason White
  26. Justin Lofton
  27. Chris Fontaine
  28. Justin Marks
  29. Johnny Sauter
  30. BJ McLeod
  31. Johanna Long
  32. Cole Whitt
  33. Charles Vest
  34. Johnny Chapman
  35. Mike Garvey
  36. Dennis Setzer
Hornaday gets his 2nd win of the season with victory at Atlanta Hornaday gets his 2nd win of the season with victory at Atlanta Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, September 02, 2011 Rating: 5