Kyle Busch captured his fourth straight NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win of the season in the Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Busch is now four-for-four in winning all his series starts this year. Friday night’s win was his 55th career Gander Trucks victory. Busch tied Brendan Gaughan for most series wins at Texas with four. He also scored his 202nd NASCAR national series win.
"The No. 24 (Brett Moffitt) was who I was really worried about and then something happened to him and then (Friesen) was really fast and on our tailgate the whole finish of that race until about the last five laps," Busch said.
"I don’t know if he just got heated up or what back there. He put up a good fight and about got to me a couple times there and fortunately I was able to hold out and keep this truck up front. We just lacked a little bit of overall speed tonight and we didn’t have exactly what we wanted."
Busch led 94 of the 147 laps.
Stewart Friesen, who had to start at the rear of the field for an engine change, did his best to try and rundown Busch in the closing laps but the handling in his truck faded and he was forced to settle for second.
"I thought I had him," Friesen said.
Johnny Sauter, Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton all from ThorSport Racing rounded out the top five.
Tyler Ankrum, Ross Chastain, Tyler Dippel, Brennan Poole and Ben Rhodes completed the first 10 finishers.
Moffitt led 33 laps but suffered damage after contact from Rhodes and finished 19th.
Enfinger and Busch won the night’s first two stages.
The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to action on Friday, May 3rd at Dover International Speedway.