Kyle Busch Remains Undefeated After Winning In Kentuckyby Hunter Thomas June 26, 2014
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SPARTA, KY – Kyle Busch won for the fifth time in five starts on Thursday night after he took the checkered flag in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
The win was Busch’s 40th in the series and his second victory at Kentucky Speedway. Busch had to hold off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate, Darrell Wallace Jr. during a late race restart for the victory. He led 91 laps, most of any driver on Thursday night.
Darrell Wallace Jr. who finished second led 34 laps. He also posted his first top-10 finish in two races at the speedway and captured his fourth top-10 finish of the season.
Ryan Blaney started on the outside of Kyle Busch on the final restart, but he had to settle for a third place finish, his second top-10 finish in three starts at Kentucky Speedway.
Brad Keselowski was looking to find Victory Lane for the first time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, however, during the caution that came out on lap 100, the wrench used to make adjustments couldn’t be removed from the right rear. Thankfully Keselowski’s crew member was uninjured after falling on pit road. Keselwoski was penalized but fought back for a fifth place finish after leading 22 laps.
Throughout the night, the UNOH 225 only saw six cautions and none of them were for multi-truck accidents. The first caution was for debris on lap three, followed by Bryan Silas spinning down the front stretch to bring out the caution on lap 10. Debris was the culprit for the caution once again on lap 61. John Wes Townley slapped the wall in turn four on lap 78, and ThorSport Racing’s Jeb Burton backed his truck into the turn four wall on lap 100. The final caution came out on lap 140 for debris on the back stretch.
ThorSport Racing teammates, Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton continue to lead the point standings. Sauter is up by 8 points over Crafton. With a fourth place finish, Timothy Peters moves into third, 11 points back from Sauter. After finishing third, Ryan Blaney moved up one spot to fourth in the standings, only 12 back.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will visit Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 11 for the American Ethanol 200. You can catch the race live on Fox Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
UNOH 225 Top-10 Results:
1.) #51 Kyle Busch
2.) #54 Darrell Wallace Jr.
3.) #29 Ryan Blaney
4.) #17 Timothy Peters
5.) #19 Brad Keselowski
6.) #88 Matt Crafton
7.) #20 Austin Dillon
8.) #30 Ron Hornaday Jr.
9.) #98 Johnny Sauter
10.) #31 Ben Kennedy
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Point Standings Top-10:
1.) #98 Johnny Sauter
2.) #88 Matt Crafton -8
3.) #17 Timothy Peters -11
4.) #29 Ryan Blaney -12
5.) #30 Ron Hornaday Jr. -13
6.) #77 German Quiroga Jr. -25
7.) #31 Ben Kennedy -34
8.) #54 Darrell Wallace Jr. -36
9.) #5 John Wes Townley -40
10.) #21 Joey Coulter -55