"We came out leading the points with six to go, and I'm happy leading the points," said Dillon, who explained he'd done all he could to figure out any way of catching Busch during the afternoon.
"He was struggling in traffic. That's the only time I could gain on him. I came to him at the end, but just didn't have enough for him early," he said. "Kyle was dominant. We were just too free that last run."
As a Cup regular, Busch does not score driver points in the Truck Series although as the owner of the #18 he's locked in a battle with Kevin Harvick who owns the #2 as well as the #8 of Nelson Piquet Jr. (24th today) and the #33 of Ron Hornaday.
"I got stuck behind the #88 there and lost a half a track," said Harvick. "We felt like we had a truck capable speed-wise, it's just really hard to pass," he added, suggesting that track position could be equally crucial in the Cup race on Sunday afternoon.
Harvick announced this week that the assets of Kevin Harvick Inc. are to be sold off to Eddie Sharp Racing at the end of this season, as Harvick withdraws from team ownership to concentrate on his Cup series driving career. "Our main concern when we decided what to do with KHI was to keep everything on the track," said Harvick mid-week. "With Eddie acquiring the [#8 and #33] teams, that's going to give everybody the opportunity to move forward."
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