Busch Tops Trucks at Kansas

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch drove to his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the year Friday night, claiming victory in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch survived a caution-filled night to win Friday’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Busch outran Matt Crafton to the checkered flag to score his second win of the year after taking the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.  Busch became the 14th different winner in the 14 Truck Series races held at Kansas.

It was the 37th win of his Truck Series career.  Crew chief Eric Phillips set a record with his 29th NCWTS victory.

"This feels good," Busch said about winning at Kansas Speedway, which is his worst track statistically in the Sprint Cup Series.  "This isn’t my forte.  I didn’t even know how to get here (Victory Lane)."

Busch was able to get to the lead late and, thanks to a final 35-lap green-flag stretch, stayed there to score the win.

"My truck was really good on the long runs," said Busch.  "I was good on the short runs, too – if I could just get away and go.  But everybody was all over me all the time side-drafting and everything – making it difficult for me to get away.

"That’s the fun part about truck racing.  That’s just what the product is and what it’s all about.  Hopefully, it was a good show for the fans.  At the end on the long run, it really came in here with this truck and took off."

Busch chalked up the many accidents on drivers’ inability to deal with the handling of their trucks.

"That's why so many guys weren't quite ready for what evil-ness they had in store tonight," Busch said.

Crafton, Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Tayler Malsam rounded out the top five.  Jeb Burton, German Quiroga, Ron Hornaday, Joe Nemechek and Mason Mingus completed the first 10 finishers.

The long green-flag run to the finish was in stark contrast to the bulk of the race, which included a number of incidents and crashes.  One of the hardest hits came when Ryan Blaney was battling with BK Racing teammate Logano for the lead coming through the first and second turns on Lap 84.  Blaney’s truck spun and before the incident was over, he made huge contact with Tyler Young - destroying both trucks.

The race was slowed by nine caution flags - seven of which came in the first half of the race - for 46 laps.  There were 15 lead changes among six drivers.

Crafton leads Timothy Peters by eight in the series point standings.

"I'm confident in what we have for the rest of the season," said Crafton.

The Camping World Truck Series now heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for next Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to kick off NASCAR's All-Star Weekend.  Motor Racing Network - "The Voice of NASCAR" - will have live coverage, presented by Keystone Light, starting at 7 p.m. (ET) with live streaming at MRN.com. 

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