Kyle Busch Captures Seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory In Charlotteby Camille Jones May 19, 2017 0 comments
CONCORD, NC– Kyle Busch won Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after leading 90 laps of the 134-lap race.
Busch’s No. 51 Cessna Toyota Tundra dominated on a restart over Christopher Bell and Johnny Sauter with three laps to go to take home his seventh victory in the series at the 1.5-mile oval.
“For us to be out front most of the laps tonight, it was fun,” Busch said. “It was challenging there that middle section of the race. That was kind of chaotic. I didn’t know what was going on half the time. We made it through there and got to the front and was able to win this thing. Just real proud of the whole team effort.”
Sauter finished in the second position in his GMS Racing No. 21 Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet Silverado after starting third. The runner-up finish marked Sauter’s third second-place effort in a row this season. He has finished in the top-three in four of the first five races of the season.
Bell, teammate to Kyle Busch, started on the pole and finished in the third position in his Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 SiriusXM Toyota Tunda. Bell has finished in the top-10 in both of his two starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ryan Truex finished in the fourth position, followed by Timothy Peters in fifth. Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, Noah Gragson and Parker Kligerman completed the top-10.
Throughout the night, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 saw nine cautions; however, only two involved multiple trucks.
On lap 60, the caution was thrown for the fourth time when Brandon Jones and Kaz Grala made contact in Turn 2, damaging both of their trucks.
Regan Smith and Austin Wayne Self made contact on the frontstretch, bringing out the caution on lap 103. Smith went hard into the outside wall along the frontstretch after Self came off the wall and hooked Smith’s Ricky Benton Racing No. 92 BTS Tire & Wheel/Advance Auto Parts Ford in the rear.
Matt Mills brought out the caution with just five laps to go after he spun out along the backstretch. The caution set the field up for a three-lap dash to the finish.
Sauter and Bell are top-two in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings. Sauter leads by 15 points over Bell after five races.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track on Friday, June 2 for the Bar Harbor 200 Presented By Sea Watch International at Dover International Speedway. Live race coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and can be found on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) and the Motor Racing Network (MRN).
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