|credit: Debbie Ross/Skirts and Scuffs|
|Kyle Busch practices shooting the guns|
credit: Debbie Ross/Skirts and Scuffs
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:
|12||Ron Hornaday, Jr.|
|18||Ray Black, Jr.|
|20||John Wes Townley|
|24||Jennifer Jo Cobb|
|26||Darrell Wallace, Jr.|