Busch Nets Atlanta Win

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Kyle Busch caught a break when caution came out just when his window net came loose and then went on to win Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Busch was nearly black-flagged by NASCAR when his driver side net came loose with 26 laps to go. But when Jack Sprague crashed to bring out the caution, it allowed Busch to stay on the lead lap.

"Having to hold the window net made my arm a little tired,” Busch said. “I was on my last couple of laps of being able to hold it up. I kept trying to keep it inside the pane of the windshield.

"As soon as the caution came out I said, ‘Thank goodness.’ I just let it fall after that. I didn’t care."

Busch drove his Billy Ballew-owned Chevy to his fifth career NCT win. He became the first NEXTEL Cup regular to win on the truck series in 27 races.

Polesitter Ron Hornaday, who was leading late in the race but took on only two tires during the last stop of the day, wound up second.

"This is awesome and it’s in one piece, can you believe that? Ron Hornaday brought a truck home without a scratch,” Hornaday said. “You have to run hard every lap."

Johnny Benson, Mark Martin and Mike Skinner rounded out the top five.

Joey Clanton, Matt Crafton, Brendan Gaughan, Ted Musgrave and Terry Cook completed the first ten finishers.

Hornaday was able to take back the series point lead with his runnerup finish and now leads Skinner by four points.

The Craftsman Truck Series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway for next Friday night's Silverado 350.

Race Center

Rhino Linings 350

@ Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Radio Start:
MRN, 9:30 p.m. (ET)
TV Start:
FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. (ET)

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