Dillon Dominates at Texas

Ty Dillon

The victory also is the 100th for the No. 3 vehicle at Richard Childress Racing in all national NASCAR series. (Photo: Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH, Texas - A week after a late-race incident with Kevin Harvick at Martinsville, Ty Dillon dominated Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

It’s his second win of the the season and third career Truck triumph.

The victory also is the 100th for the No. 3 vehicle at Richard Childress Racing in all national NASCAR series.

“I’m just so happy,’’ said Dillon, who earned $53,960. “We’ve gone through a lot this past week. I wasn’t going to let this one get away. There’s a lot of stuff built up inside of me from this past week. I think I just let it out ... tonight.’’

Dillon was challenging for second place last week at Martinsville when he hit the back of Kevin Harvick’s truck and they both wrecked. Harvick retaliated, hitting Dillon’s truck after they got going. Dillon chased Harvick under caution and tried to wreck Harvick. He later stopped in Dillon’s pit stall where one of Dillon’s team members thew a rubber mallet at Harvick’s truck.

Friday’s night win gives Dillon something else to talk about.

Dillon had no equal, leading 130 of the 147 laps. When he passed Ryan Blaney for the lead on Lap 117, Blaney radioed his team: “That thing just has unbelievable speed.’’

Johnny Sauter finished second with Ron Hornaday third, Brendan Gaughan fourth and Justin Lofton fifth.

“I don't know if we ever had anything for (Dillon),’’ Sauter said. “We've won here before, and I was running a harder, faster pace than I ever have. Their truck must have been phenomenal."

Hornaday’s finish was his second top-10 finish in the last six races.

“We’ve been running good, we just haven’t had the finishes,’’ he said. “It’s about time we got the darn finishes.’’

Points leader Matt Crafton battled an ill-handling truck to finish 10th.

“This thing was so bad,’’ Crafton said, laughing on pit road after the race as he looked at his truck. “It was plow, plow, plow, snap loose. You didn’t know what it was going to do.’’

Crafton leads James Buescher by 46 points and Dillon by 47 points. If Crafton leaves next weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway with a 49-point lead on the field, he’ll clinch his first Truck championship.

A pair of Sprint Cup regulars did not have a good night.

Brad Keselowski brought out the first caution on Lap 25 when he spun after contact with Justin Lofton while racing for fourth. Keselowski lost a lap and never got it back. He finished 21st.

Kyle Busch had overheating issues and that finally caused his engine to blow. He finished 28th and all but conceded the owner’s championship to Crafton’s team. Busch’s team trails Crafton’s team by 32 points for that title.  

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