Kyle Busch remains undefeated in trucks

June 26, 2014 No Comments

BUSCH KYBrian Wiggins, Senior Writer 

Rinse, lather, and repeat.

That’s been the routine for Kyle Busch whenever he jumps behind the wheel of his No.51 Toyota Tundra in the Camping World Truck Series.

Entering Thursday night’s race at Kentucky Speedway, Busch had won all four races he had attempted this season in trucks. After winning the pole in qualifying earlier in the day while passing the truck of Matt Crafton, it looked as though the field was in store for another version of the Kyle Busch show.

The race was heavily dominated by the Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks with Darrell Wallace Jr. jumping out to an early lead and maintaining pace with Busch until the first round of green flag stops.

From there, however, it was predominantly Busch showing the way despite challenges during the middle stages of the race from Brad Keselowski, who was seeking his first career Camping World Truck Series win.

Keselowski’s hopes for victory were dashed when he left his pit box with equipment and a crew member, forcing him to take one of final restarts of the night from the rear of the field.

However, the driver of the No.19 Ford was able to find his way back inside the top-five for a fifth-place finish.

A late-race caution for the slow truck of Caleb Holman bunched the field up for one final go at Busch.

While many made valiant runs to chase “Rowdy” down for the lead, there was no stopping the driver of the No.51 from winning Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

“We’ve always lost this race in the last run, but tonight was different,” Busch said in victory lane.

The win was Busch’s fifth of the 2014 season, and his fortieth career win in the series. It also marks the first time that Kyle Busch Motorsports has recorded a one-two finish with Wallace Jr. finishing in the runner-up position.

“I’m proud to see the first KBM one-two,” Busch said. “That’s really cool for me and [wife] Samantha.”

Johnny Sauter remains the series points leader after finishing the night at Kentucky in the top-10. Sauter holds an eight-point lead over teammate Matt Crafton.

UNOH 225 Unofficial Results 

1: Kyle Busch

2: Darrell Wallace Jr.

3: Ryan Blaney

4: Timothy Peters

5: Brad Keselowski

6: Matt Crafton

7: Austin Dillon

8: Ron Hornaday Jr.

9: Johnny Sauter

10: Ben Kennedy

11: Max Gresham

12: Joey Coulter

13: Tayler Malsam

14: Joe Nemechek

15: German Quiroga

16: Bryan Silas

17: Corey Lajoie

18: Justin Jennings

19: Mason Mingus

20: Tyler Young

21: John Wes Townley

22: Jimmy Weller

23: Caleb Holman

24: Jennifer Jo Cobb

25: TJ Bell

26: Norm Benning

27: Jeb Burton

28: Chase Pistone

29: JJ Yeley

30: Adam Edwards

31: Charles Lewandowski

32: Ryan Ellis

 

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