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  • Kyle Busch dominates Lucas Oil 200 truck race at Dover International Speedway

  • Busch leads 150 laps in capturing his record-setting fourth victory in the truck series at the Monster Mile.
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  • Kyle Busch led 150 laps – including the final one – in dominating the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race today at Dover International Speedway.
    The win was his record-setting fourth victory in the truck series at the Monster Mile.
    Busch faced a challenge for most of the race from Matt Crafton, who led 46 laps, but Crafton crashed with 43 miles to go.
    In his #51 Toyota, Busch finished 2.123 seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney to pick up his 39th truck series win. Johnny Sauter placed third, Brandon Jones was fourth, and Joey Coulter rounded out the top five. Finishing sixth to 10th were John Hunter Nemechek, Ben Kennedy, Tyler Reddick, German Quiroga, and Timothy Peters.
    “We had a really good truck,” Busch said, in a press release from Dover International Speedway. “I think it stems off last year and maybe a little bit the year before, too, of just working on our stuff and trying to make it faster. Our guys have prepared some really cool trucks to drive. Our trucks were really good on the long runs, and other guys would kind of start slipping and sliding around a little bit.”
    The opening laps were filled with three cautions in the first 25 miles. Mason Mingus brought out the first yellow flag on lap 6, followed by Justin Jennings on lap 17, and Bryan Silas on lap 23.
    Then the race went green until lap 75, when a crash by Brennan Newbury brought out the caution, just as Busch was heading down pit road. Busch had to get back on the track and go around again before pitting.
    When the dust settled, Busch was back in eighth place. But he worked his way to the front by lap 120, taking the lead from Crafton. Then after Crafton crashed, Busch was never threatened.
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