Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kyle Busch wins Truck race at Texas

credit: Debbie Ross/Skirts and Scuffs
If it surprises you that Kyle Busch won the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, then you'v not been paying attention to the Truck Series this season.

Kyle Busch practices shooting the guns
credit: Debbie Ross/Skirts and Scuffs
Busch took the crossed checkers and yellow for his seventh win of the season, clinching the Manufacturer's Championship for Toyota and bringing KBM's win total to 12 in 2014.

Although the conclusion almost seemed foregone, the race was not without drama. KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr.'s led three times for 51 laps, giving his boss a serious challenge until his engine let go on Lap 106.

Rookie polesitter, Tyler Reddick caused a bit of excitement as he lost and saved and lost and saved his loose racetruck. Reddick credited dirt racing for giving them the skill to keep his truck out of the wall and on the track.

When Jeb Burton got into Johnny Sauter on Lap 146 bringing out a caution, German Quiroga stayed out, while Kyle Busch and Timothy Peters came in for tires (four and two, respectively.) Quiroga held off Busch for a dozen laps before backing into the fence. Busch took the lead and never looked back.

Matt Crafton leaves Texas with a 23-point lead in the Driver's Championship over Ryan Blaney. Wallace Jr. sits 43 back.

Unofficial finishing order:

Finish       Driver
1    Kyle Busch
2    Jeb Burton
3    Timothy Peters
4    Tyler Reddick
5    Matt Crafton
6    Joey Coulter
7    Max Gresham
8    Joe Nemechek
9    Ryan Blaney
10    Cameron Hayley
11    Brennan Newberry
12    Ron Hornaday, Jr.
13    Mason Mingus
14    Tyler Young
15    Ben Kennedy
16    Johnny Sauter
17    German Quiroga
18    Ray Black, Jr.
19    Bryan Silas
20    John Wes Townley
21    Tayler Malsam
22    Ryan Lynch
23    Justin Jennings
24    Jennifer Jo Cobb
25    T.J. Bell
26    Darrell Wallace, Jr.
27    Mike Harmon
28    Norm Benning
29    Adam Edwards
30    Caleb Roark
31    Ryan Ellis
32    Blake Koch


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