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Trucks: Scott pulls off late winning move

"The kid overdrove the corner. I watched the replay, he overdrove the corner, and he screwed up," fumed Gaughan back in pit lane. "It's pretty self-explanatory."

“First of all, I didn't want to wreck anybody,” responded Quiroga. “I think I braked too late. I could not avoid him. I tried.”

Both Gaughan and Quiroga were done for the night, but Dillon did at east get going after repairs although he still ended up classified in 15th position and dropping a place in the Truck championship standings as a result- although the repercussions weren't quite as bad as they might have been, as points leader James Buescher ended up blowing a tyre near the end of the race which left him classified two spots behind Dillon.

The clean up for the Gaughan/Quiroga required a 13 minute red flag stoppage, and Kyle Larson led at the restart on lap 115 ahead of Scott, Peters, Coulter, Buescher, Sieg, Blaney, Gale, Piquet and Truex. It looked s though the race might make it all the way to the finish without further interruption, but Buescher's blown tyre put him into the wall with less than three laps to go, and green-white-chequered conditions were duly invoked.

That gave Scott his final chance of snatching the lead - and the win - from Larson, and he took it. He admitted after the race that he'd applied something he'd picked up being on the receiving end of it earlier in the evening.

"I probably have to give a dozen roses to Ty Dillon," he explained. "He was able to get by me on a restart earlier by holding me down and driving in deep through the corner and just keeping position on me - and I learned from it!

"I just went into the corner really hard, held him down and got him a little loose," he added. "Had it not been for the caution at the end, I don't think we could have done it, he admitted: "It got a little too tight on the long run. Kyle Larson's truck was too fast. It was the only truck all day I couldn't close in on."

“I had him beat in that green-flag run,” rued Larson after following the #18 across the finish line less than a minute later. “On the restart, he took the air off my truck going into one, and I got loose.”

While a win for the 20-year-old Californian would have been something of an upset, arguably it's Scott who needed the result more. He's at the end of his Nationwide contract with Joe Gibbs Racing after next week, and the Kyle Busch Motorsport 2013 Truck seat has been signed off to Joey Coulter, leaving him casting around for openings.

“I'm on the market," admitted the 24-year-old from Boise, Idaho. "I'm looking for something. I don't know whether it's going to be Nationwide, Truck. I feel like I can still be competitive. The last two years have been rough.”




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