Kyle Busch romps to Truck Series win
Friday, July 8, 2011
Kyle Busch picked up his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Thursday night, roaring from the back row to win the 225-mile race at Kentucky Speedway.
The NASCAR star was ordered to the rear of the field at the start of the race for missing driver introductions, but had little trouble picking his way through traffic. He held off Parker Kligerman during a green-white-checkered finish to win by 0.302 seconds.
Brendan Gaughan was third, followed by Todd Bodine and Jason White.
The win was Busch’s 29th in the series and No. 98 for his NASCAR career, putting him third all-time. He has 21 Sprint Cup victories and 48 in the Nationwide Series. The 26-year-old celebrated by doing a lengthy burnout before grabbing the checkered flag.
Busch qualified eighth but officials sent him to the back because he failed to take the stage for the driver introductions.
Big deal. He moved up 16 spots in the first 10 laps and was in front by lap 61. He led 61 laps in all Thursday night and drove away from a couple of chaotic moments behind him in the final stages.