Kyle Busch wins Trucks race at Kentucky, now 5-for-5 in 2014

BrGjwyzCcAEpFFcIt was another dominate performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for Kyle Busch at Kentucky Speedway, as Busch starts from the pole and finishes in victory lane Thursday night in the UNOH 225.

Busch, who led the most laps – 91 out of 150, received his fifth series win of the season, his fortieth series career win and his second series win at Kentucky Speedway. This also makes the 10th consecutive win for Toyota – the longest win streak by a manufacturer in the series.

Outside pole-sitter and fellow Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., finished 1.844 seconds behind Busch, and they were followed by Ryan Blaney finishing third, Timothy Peters fourth and Brad Keselowski was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Matt Crafton claiming sixth-place, Austin Dillon seventh, Ron Hornaday, Jr. eighth, Johnny Sauter ninth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ben Kennedy finishing tenth.

Ninth-place finisher, Johnny Sauter, continues to lead the points and leaves Kentucky with a 8-point lead over his fellow ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 130.962 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 43 Mins, 05 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.844 Seconds
Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps

Next Up: The series has the next weekend off and return to action at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 15th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

UNOH 225 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 150 Running 91 0 0
2 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 150 Running 34 43 1
3 29 Ryan Blaney 150 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Timothy Peters 150 Running 0 40 0
5 19 Brad Keselowski (i) 150 Running 22 0 0
6 88 Matt Crafton 150 Running 0 38 0
7 20 Austin Dillon (i) 150 Running 0 0 0
8 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 150 Running 0 36 0
9 98 Johnny Sauter 150 Running 3 36 1
10 31 Ben Kennedy # 150 Running 0 34 0
11 23 Max Gresham 150 Running 0 33 0
12 21 Joey Coulter 150 Running 0 32 0
13 32 Tayler Malsam 150 Running 0 31 0
14 8 Joe Nemechek 150 Running 0 30 0
15 77 German Quiroga 150 Running 0 29 0
16 99 Bryan Silas 149 Running 0 28 0
17 92 Corey LaJoie 148 Running 0 27 0
18 63 Justin Jennings 148 Running 0 26 0
19 35 Mason Mingus # 147 Running 0 25 0
20 02 Tyler Young # 147 Running 0 24 0
21 5 John Wes Townley 147 Running 0 23 0
22 08 Jimmy Weller III # 146 Running 0 22 0
23 75 Caleb Holman 144 Running 0 21 0
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 143 Running 0 20 0
25 50 TJ Bell 142 Running 0 19 0
26 57 Norm Benning 114 Rear Gear 0 18 0
27 13 Jeb Burton 99 Accident 0 17 0
28 9 Chase Pistone 78 Engine 0 16 0
29 07 JJ Yeley (i) 24 Suspension 0 0 0
30 71 Adam Edwards 12 Rear Gear 0 14 0
31 42 Charles Lewandoski 4 Vibration 0 13 0
32 0 Rayan Ellis (i) 3 Engine 0 0 0

# – Rookie(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing After Kentucky (Top-10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 98 Johnny Sauter 297 Leader 8 0 4 7 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 289 -8 8 2 4 5 2
3 17 Timothy Peters 286 -11 8 0 4 6 1
4 29 Ryan Blaney 285 -12 8 0 4 6 2
5 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 284 -13 8 0 2 6 1
6 77 German Quiroga Jr. 272 -25 8 0 1 6 1
7 31 Ben Kennedy # 263 -34 8 0 1 4 0
8 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. 261 -36 8 1 3 4 2
9 5 John Wes Townley 257 -40 8 0 2 3 1
10 21 Joey Coulter 242 -55 8 0 1 2 1

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

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