Kyle Busch Claims 5th Truck Victory of 2011

For Kentucky Speedway the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race the kick off to the biggest weekend in the track’s history. The track joined a small group of NASCAR tracks that can boost of running all three of NASCAR’s top series on the same weekend and all night races at that.

[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photo” align=”alignright” width=”238″][/media-credit]To go along with the multi-series events, Kyle Busch began the weekend by winning the Truck series race. The win Thursday night marks his 5th win of the 2011 Truck series season and his 29th overall in the series,

But Busch had to work a bit harder for this win. On a day where he ran a 4 hr Cup practice, two Nationwide series practices and then winning the pole in Truck series qualifying, he showed up seconds late for the driver’s meeting. That slip up forced him to start the race from the back of the field.

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It took Kyle 61 laps to finally work his way back to the number 1 position, but he remained up front for the rest of the night leading twice for a total of 61 laps, the most by a single driver. He faced late race challenges by Nelson Piquet, Johnny Sauter, Joey Coulter and finally Parker Kligerman, but held them all off to take the checkered flag on a G/W/C finish at lap 152.

Following Busch across the line were Kligerman, Brendan Gaughan, Todd Bodine and Jason White. Rounding out the top ten were Elliott Sadler, Coulter, David Starr, James Buescher and Travis Kvapil.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series 11th annual Feed the Children 300 is up next Friday night at Kentucky Speedway as Busch looks to claim victory number two for the weekend.

 

Unofficial Race Results
UNOH 225, Kentucky Speedway
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Pos. No. Driver Make Points
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1 8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0
2 5 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 42
3 14 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 42
4 20 30 Todd Bodine Toyota 40
5 9 23 Jason White Chevrolet 40
6 4 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 0
7 6 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 38
8 18 81 David Starr Toyota 36
9 12 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 36
10 16 5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 34
11 22 9 Max Papis Toyota 33
12 13 32 Steve Arpin Chevrolet 32
13 23 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 31
14 2 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 31
15 17 46 Justin Lofton Toyota 29
16 25 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 28
17 28 92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 27
18 33 63 Jack Smith Ford 26
19 26 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 25
20 30 99 Charles Vest Ford 24
21 11 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 23
22 3 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 23
23 34 7 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 0
24 1 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 21
25 32 93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 19
26 10 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 18
27 7 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 17
28 19 116 John King Toyota 16
29 24 15 Josh Richards Toyota 15
30 29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford 0
31 36 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 13
32 15 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 12
33 35 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 11
34 31 138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 10
35 27 66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 9
36 21 20 Johanna Long * Toyota 8

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