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Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race at Dover

By Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer
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Kyle Busch bows to the crowd after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway Friday. / Photo: Drew Hallowell/NASCAR via Getty Images
DOVER, DE Kyle Busch climbed out of his truck, bowed to the crowd, and sprayed beverages at his crew.

Busch has the familiar victory celebration down pat a perfect end to what has been a perfect season.

Busch made it 4 for 4 in the Truck Series, dominating again to win at Dover International Speedway. He was again the class of the field on Friday and now has a checkered flag at Dover to go along with ones from Daytona, Kansas and Charlotte.

"I don't know that there's anything I can say that I'm doing that's allowing us to win those races," Busch said. "Just unload and expect to win races."

Cruising in the No. 51 Toyota, Busch led 150 of 200 laps on the mile track. Busch won from the pole for the third time, his lone blemish a seventh-place start at the season-opener at Daytona.

"I've enjoyed being able to run up front and lead laps," Busch said.

Busch won his fifth straight Truck Series race overall, taking the 2013 season finale at Homestead. He has 39 series victories.

"We're just trying to work on our stuff and make it faster," he said. "All that work is paying off this year."

Busch does not a run a full season, but has won every race he entered. He can make it a tripleheader sweep with a win in Saturday's Nationwide race and Sunday's Cup race. Winning a Truck race was a nice start.

"They're fun to drive, but they're certainly a challenge to drive, especially here," he said.

Matt Crafton, the defending series champion, won the only other Truck race at Martinsville. He was running second when he smacked the Dover wall with about 43 laps left, ending his race. It was the first time he hadn't finished in 47 series starts.

Ryan Blaney was second, and Johnny Sauter, Brandon Jones and Joey Coulter round out the top five. Only seven trucks finished on the lead lap.

"I don't think anyone was going to catch the 51," Blaney said. "He was something else."

Busch will skip the next two series races and return for the June 26 race at Kentucky. Always confident his abilities, Busch said finishing undefeated was "feasible."

"We've beat him," Sauter said. "We've beat him at different racetracks in the past. Kyle's a great racecar driver, we all know that. We also know he's not unbeatable. I'm pretty confident we can catch him."

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Dover International Speedway - Dover, DE
Lucas Oil 200 - May 30, 2014


(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $40,815.
2. (14) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200, 116, 43, $32,830.
3. (6) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 200, 111.1, 41, $22,996.
4. (29) Brandon Jones, Chevrolet, 200, 86.6, 41, $17,595.
5. (17) Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 200, 96.1, 39, $18,020.
6. (7) John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, 200, 100.2, 38, $15,995.
7. (10) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 200, 91.9, 37, $16,895.
8. (5) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 199, 94.8, 36, $15,295.
9. (4) German Quiroga, Toyota, 199, 107.1, 35, $14,590.
10. (3) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 198, 76.3, 34, $15,640.
11. (8) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 198, 82.8, 33, $14,140.
12. (11) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 198, 91.3, 32, $13,865.
13. (26) Scott Riggs, Ford, 198, 71.1, 31, $13,765.
14. (28) Cole Custer, Chevrolet, 197, 79.3, 30, $11,415.
15. (20) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 197, 61.7, 29, $13,965.
16. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 195, 76.6, 28, $13,890.
17. (27) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 194, 52.2, 27, $13,365.
18. (12) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 189, 60.1, 26, $13,265.
19. (23) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, 183, 41.1, 25, $13,165.
20. (19) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ram, 180, 42.2, 24, $13,690.
21. (13) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, accident, 172, 56.7, 23, $12,965.
22. (9) Ben Rhodes, Chevrolet, accident, 169, 65.9, 22, $11,615.
23. (2) Matt Crafton, Toyota, accident, 156, 111.4, 22, $12,515.
24. (35) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, suspension, 136, 63.2, 0, $10,415.
25. (21) Bryan Silas, Chevrolet, engine, 127, 45.6, 19, $10,465.
26. (24) Mason Mingus, Toyota, 125, 37.1, 18, $10,215.
27. (16) Brennan Newberry, Chevrolet, accident, 74, 66.6, 17, $10,115.
28. (22) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, too slow, 55, 37.4, 16, $10,015.
29. (25) Jake Crum, Chevrolet, engine, 52, 43, 15, $9,890.
30. (18) Jimmy Weller III, Chevrolet, engine, 18, 44.3, 14, $10,290.
31. (32) Raymond Terczak Jr., Chevrolet, rear gear, 14, 34.9, 13, $9,690.
32. (31) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, electrical, 3, 34.1, 12, $9,590.
33. (34) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, overheating, 3, 31.9, 11, $9,565.
34. (30) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, vibration, 2, 33, 0, $9,490.
35. (33) Blake Koch, Ram, vibration, 2, 31.1, 0, $9,460.

Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 102.389 mph.

Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 12 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 2.123 seconds.

Caution Flags: 7 for 38 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-73; M.Crafton 74-80; R.Blaney 81; M.Crafton 82-120; K.Busch 121-159; B.Jones 160-162; K.Busch 163-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 3 times for 150 laps; M.Crafton, 2 times for 46 laps; B.Jones, 1 time for 3 laps; R.Blaney, 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: 1. T.Peters, 185; 2. M.Crafton, 184; 3. J.Sauter, 184; 4. G.Quiroga, 179; 5. R.Hornaday Jr., 170; 6. B.Kennedy, 169; 7. R.Blaney, 166; 8. J.Townley, 159; 9. J.Burton, 153; 10. J.Coulter, 142.
Associated Categories: Sports News, Professional Sports, NASCAR

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