Kyle Busch wins second consecutive Camping World Truck race
Kyle Busch scored his second consecutive Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, rallying from a speeding penalty.
Busch passed Ryan Blaney with four laps to go to take the lead for good in the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation. Busch’s pass was the fourth lead change in the final 11 laps.
Blaney finished second with Erik Jones third.
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Busch had to go to the back of the field after he was caught speeding in multiple zones on pit road when he stopped on Lap 27.
“We’re trying something new with our tach settings today and that didn’t work,’' Busch said of speeding penalty.
He climbed back to the front to win his second start of the season. The win was Busch’s 44th in the series. He’s seven wins shy of tying Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most victories in series history.
HOW KYLE BUSCH WON: Kyle Busch overcame a speeding penalty early and charged to the front. He shot past Ryan Blaney with four laps to go to win.
WHO ELSE HAD A GOOD RACE: Matt Crafton overcame a penalty for pitting too soon and a slide late in the race to finish sixth. He was penalized when he came in early to have his team look at his damaged windshield on Lap 26. Crafton was tapped by John Wes Townley late that forced him into a long slide. ... Erik Jones finished third in his first Michigan start. ... Daniel Hemric placed seventh in his first start at Michigan.
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Johnny Sauter entered pit road for his last stop in the lead but the team had trouble with the right front. The lost time dropped him to eighth and out of a chance to win. He finished fourth. ... Cody Coughlin, making his second career series start, spun on a restart with 19 laps to go and collected Ben Kennedy. Coughlin placed 20th; Kennedy 25th. ... Spencer Gallagher, who went to a backup truck Friday, got wrecked on the last lap and finished 16th. ... Ray Black Jr. spun twice within the first 30 laps. He spun on the first lap and was clipped by Mason Mingus and spun 25 laps later.
NOTABLES: Tyler Reddick, who finished ninth, remains the points leader but was never a factor Saturday. He leads Matt Crafton by eight points and Erik Jones by nine points.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I just couldn’t slow Kyle down enough when he got a huge run,’' runner-up Ryan Blaney said to Fox Sports 1.
NEXT: The series races Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.