Wild Truck Win To Harvick

Kevin Harvick held off his teammate Ron Hornaday to score an exciting victory in Monday's rain-delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

Harvick edged his way around Kyle Busch for the top spot after the duo put on torrid duel in the final stages of the race.

The two made contact with less than ten laps to go and Busch's truck received sheet metal damage in the incident.

When caution came out, Busch attempted to rub his truck against the backstretch inside retaining wall in hopes of flatteing out the damage.

However he inadvertently crossed the pit road commitment line in the process and was penalized by NASCAR, dropping him from second to 17th in the final rundown.

Busch had led 139 laps.

Harvick was then able to outrun his KHI teammate Hornaday to the checkered flag to score his first career truck series win outside of Phoenix International Raceway.

"I was able to get to his bumper there and just kind of get him up about half a groove and got up under him," said Harvick, who scored his fourth career series win in his 97th start.

Busch was obviously not pleased with the decision and after taking the checkered flag, hopped out of his truck and ran through the track's exit gate in turn four to a chorus of boos from the small crowd who was on hand.

The scene was similar to Busch's departure from last weekend's nationwide Series race at Bristol when after a pit road mistake took him from contention for the win, he also parked his car on track after the race ended and exited the track through a pedestrian tunnel.

Mike Skinner, Johnny Benson and polesitter Rick Crawford completed the first five finishers.

Stacy Compton, Dennis Setzer, Brian Scott, Matt Crafton and Ken Schrader rounded out the top ten.

The Camping World Truck Series now heads to Kansas Speedway on Saturday, April 25th.


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