Hornaday wins at Las Vegas

Ron Hornaday Jr. survived Saturday’s crash-filled Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and captured his second straight victory.

[media-credit name=”Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR” align=”alignright” width=”244″][/media-credit]Hornaday held off Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters in the closing laps for his first win at Las Vegas, fourth this season and the 51st of his career.

“Woo-hoo! I won Vegas!” Hornaday said.

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The track was slick due to temperatures in the 90s which attributed to 10 caution flags with one red flag on lap 31 after a four-car pileup.

“There’s some teams out there with more horsepower, but they’re not going to outguess us or out-think us in the pit strategy. I tell you, I didn’t feel it being slick other than (a) 15-lap run.” Hornaday said.

Leaders Austin Dillon and James Buescher had trouble early and Hornaday is now only 21 points out of the series points lead with four races remaining.

Buescher and Blake Feese got together on lap 28. Buescher finished 21st, 40 laps down and drops to third in the standings, seven points out.

Dillon spun into the wall coming around Turn 4 on the third lap. He was able to make repairs and finish 17th and held onto the series points lead over Johnny Sauter by five points.

 

Unofficial Race Results
Smith’s 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=21
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 1 2 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 48
2 5 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 42
3 11 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 42
4 4 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 41
5 13 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 40
6 7 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 38
7 20 119 David Mayhew Chevrolet 37
8 12 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 36
9 21 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 35
10 3 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 34
11 22 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 33
12 9 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 32
13 19 32 Blake Feese Chevrolet 31
14 23 23 Jason White Chevrolet 30
15 33 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 29
16 16 81 David Starr Toyota 29
17 2 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 27
18 26 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Dodge 0
19 14 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 25
20 17 33 Cale Gale Chevrolet 24
21 6 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 23
22 18 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 22
23 24 93 B.J. McLeod Chevrolet 21
24 28 7 Butch Miller Toyota 20
25 32 66 Max Gresham Chevrolet 19
26 25 73 Brent Raymer Chevrolet 18
27 10 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 17
29 15 9 Max Papis Toyota 15
29 8 18 Brian Ickler Toyota 16
30 29 138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 14
31 31 0 Wayne Edwards Ford 0
32 30 165 Lance Fenton Chevrolet 12
33 27 127 Chris Jones Chevrolet 11
34 34 175 John Borneman III Chevrolet 0

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