Saturday, May 13, 2017

Trackin’ Trucks: Kyle Busch Claims Victory at Kansas

Kyle Busch crosses the finish line at Kansas Speedway
Credit: Chris Trotman

by Courtney Horn

Kyle Busch soared to victory lane Friday night during the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, earning his 47th career victory in the Camping World Truck Series.

Busch dominated the event, leading 91 of 167 laps, however he didn’t regain the top position until 8 laps to go when leader Ben Rhodes suddenly fell off pace. A piece of debris ended Rhodes’ day after it went through the grille and into the engine.

"A piece of debris went through the grille into the radiator and blew up the motor.” Rhodes said of the misfortune, “It’s just crazy that something always goes wrong with our (ThorSport) team. We do everything right—we just can’t pull one off. We’ve been trying for years and years."

The first race in over a month was caution mayhem within Stage 1 of the event. There were five cautions within a span of 30 laps.

Truck Series regulars Cody Coughlin, Chase Briscoe, and Grant Enfinger brought out the second caution of the night when Briscoe made contact with the left rear of the No. 98 Toyota Tundra. The contact caused Enfinger to spin and Coughlin had nowhere to go.

Wendell Chavous finished 31st after being involved in two lone incidents. Chavous suffered severe damage from a flat right front tire that ultimately ended his day.

A Look Ahead

The Camping World Truck Series heads to home to Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19th.

Defenting Charlotte winner, Matt Crafton looks to rebound from a 16th place finish at Kansas. Crafton remains third in the points standings, now 44 points behind.

Johnny Sauter looks to continue his momentum after finishing second. Sauter maintains the points lead ahead of Charlotte, where he finished third and led one lap.

Don’t miss the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 19th at 8:30 p.m ET on Fox Sports 1.

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