Piquet Jr. wins his first Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan

[media-credit name=”Dan Sanger” align=”alignright” width=”241″][/media-credit]Brooklyn, Mich. – Nelson Piquet Jr. won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.  Piquet Jr. stretched his fuel mileage to 48 laps in route to his first NCWTS victory in 42 career starts.

“It’s finally an amazing moment that I made it in the Truck Series.  I think if we were second or third in the championship, I would have been more concerned. But I said, ‘Let’s just go for it,’ and we went for the win.” Piquet Jr. said.

Piquet Jr. is the tenth different winner in the last 10 races for the NCWTS.

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Jason White finished second, Dakoda Armstrong third, Parker Kligerman fourth and James Buescher finished fifth.

“Really worked out with good strategy there.  We were having problems in the pits today.  I did mess up and then the guys kind of messed up a little bit, but to come back and get that good finish it was awesome.” Armstrong said.

Kurt Busch led a race-high 57 laps (of 100) and finished ninth in his first NCWTS start since 2001.

“It was fun to get back in the trucks.  I really enjoyed myself out there and wanted to do a good job for Kyle and I think we got that done as far as evaluating our program, his program.  I say, ‘Ours,’ because we’re brothers and its fun to do this together.” Busch said.

Todd Bodine lost control of his No.11 truck and crashing the rear end of the truck into the outside wall, ending his day.

“I don’t know what happened on the first deal.  I don’t know who pushed up into me or whatever.  The aerodynamics on these trucks are so sensitive that you get really aero-pushy and real aero-loose.  Got into the corner, probably got aero-tight and pushed into me.  It happens.” Bodine said

Unofficial Race Results
VFW 200, Michigan Int’l Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=12
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 2 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 47
2 12 23 Jason White Ford 42
3 20 98 Dakoda Armstrong * Toyota 41
4 11 7 Parker Kligerman Toyota 41
5 8 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 40
6 5 3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet 39
7 1 22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 37
8 10 29 Brad Keselowski Ram 0
9 4 18 Kurt Busch Toyota 0
10 3 32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 34
11 6 13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 33
12 14 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 32
13 9 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 31
14 23 99 Bryan Silas * Ford 30
15 25 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 29
16 13 88 Matt Crafton Toyota 28
17 22 9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 27
18 21 8 Ross Chastain * Toyota 26
19 18 214 Brennan Newberry Chevrolet 25
20 17 33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet 24
21 7 2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 23
22 29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ram 22
23 34 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 21
24 15 11 Todd Bodine Toyota 21
25 16 9 John Wes Townley * Toyota 19
26 26 7 Johnny Chapman Toyota 18
27 32 27 Brandon Knupp Chevrolet 17
28 31 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 0
29 24 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 15
30 30 225 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 0
31 28 93 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 13
32 19 5 Scott Riggs Ford 0
33 27 38 Chris Jones Chevrolet 11
34 35 175 Josh Wise Chevrolet 0
35 33 0 T.J. Bell Ford 0

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