NCWTS Race Results at Kentucky: Ron Hornaday Earns 50th Career Win, Third Win of 2011 Season

October 1, 2011 No Comments

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Ron Hornaday Jr. won Saturday night’s Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway, piloting the KHI No. 2 to victory lane to earn his 50th career win in 295 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

Hornaday pitted from the lead with 16 to go for his final pit stop of the night and as green flag pit stops cycled through, Hornaday reclaimed the lead with 10 to go and fought off a hard charging Austin Dillon to win at Kentucky for the third time in his career.

“This is so awesome,” said an elated Hornaday in victory lane. “I can’t say enough about Kevin (Harvick) and Delana (Harvick), believing in me and putting me in the 2 truck. Just got our 50th win, that’s pretty darn cool.”

21 year old James Buescher finished third and now sits just three points behind Dillon in the points race. Nelson Piquet Jr. finished fourth with Brian Ickler in fifth. Ricky Carmichael, Todd Bodine, Cole Whitt, Dakoda Armstrong and David Starr rounded out the top 10.

Several title contenders saw their hopes at a title fade slightly on Saturday.

Parker Kligerman saw his night end when Miguel Paludo got loose underneath him on lap 51. Paludo slid up the track into Kligerman, sending both competitors hard into the wall to bring out the fourth caution of the night. Max Papis attempted to avoid the two stalled drivers but slammed hard into Kligerman, also ending his night.

Papis finished 28th with Kligerman in 29th.

Johnny Sauter fell victim to a speeding penalty on his final stop of the night, where he was caught speeding on entrance and exit. A pass through penalty relegated Sauter to 14th and he now sits 19 back from the points lead.

Ty Dillon, younger brother of points leader Austin Dillon, ran in the top 10 for most of the night but a miscalculation on fuel put him three laps down in 18th place.

Race Results from Saturday’s Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway:
1. Ron Hornaday Jr.
2. Austin Dillon
3. James Buescher
4. Nelson Piquet Jr.
5. Brian Ickler
6. Ricky Carmichael
7. Todd Bodine
8. Cole Whitt
9. Dakoda Armstrong
10. David Starr
11. Justin Lofton
12. Blake Feese
13. Joey Coulter
14.Johnny Sauter
15. Cale Gale
16. Clay Rogers
17. Timothy Peters
18. Ty Dillon
19. Brendan Gaughan
20. Jennifer Jo Cobb
21. Norm Benning
22. Ross Chastain
23. Matt Crafton
24. Jason White
25. Miguel Paludo
26. B.J. McLeod
27. John King
28. Max Papis
29. Parker Kligerman
30. Clay Greenfield
31. Chris Jones
32. Mike Garvey
33. Ryan Sieg
34. Josh Richards
35. Mike Harmon
36. Brent Raymer

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