With Cup and Nationwide races being held at Dover International Speedway compared with the Truck Series' role this week as support event to the IZOD IndyCar Kentucky Indy 300 race instead, the field was missing the usual scattering of star names from the senior two series, allowing the Truck regulars free reign over the top positions. Hornaday and Dillon were followed home by James Buescher, Nelson Piquet Jr. Brian Ickler and Ricky Carmichael.
"We took on right-side tires on the last two green-flag stops, but it wasn't good enough to hold off the #2 and the #3," said Buescher, who had to settle for a decent points haul rather than the win.
There was also an 18th place for Austin Dillon's brother Ty despite running out of fuel twice. 19-year-old Ty Dillon was débuting in his first national-level NASCAR race: "It was awesome, a blast," he said after making his bow. "We came here to learn, and I felt like they all knew we were here." The two brothers are grandsons of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.
The results mean no change in the top five positions in the standings, with Austin Dillon still out in the lead on 704pts, 42pts ahead of Ron Hornaday in fifth. Buescher, Sauter and Peters take up the intervening positions, while Joey Coulter climbs to sixth and Cole Whitt to seventh at the expense of Matt Crafton, after the #88 was only able to finish in 23rd place this week.
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