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Dominant Dover Truck win for Busch

Kyle Busch was the dominant winner of Friday evening's Lucas Oil 200 Truck Series race at the Monster Mile after Matt Crafton crashed out.
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Kyle Busch had a dominant run in Friday evening's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway, leading for 150 of the 200 laps on his way to his 39th victory in 119 Truck starts.

"I can't say enough about everyone on this Kyle Busch Motorsports team, everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports chassis — they are building us some awesome chassis — they're fast," said Busch afterwards, agreeing that "it's not unimaginable" that he might end up winning every Truck race that he entered in 2014 given the sort of form he's enjoyed so far this season. However, Busch is now out of the #51 for five of the next six races, with rookie Erik Jones taking over driving duties in the meantime.

Busch led for the first 74 laps, but was then caught out by Brennan Newberry wrecking just as the #51 had come in for a pit stop. Busch went straight down pit lane without stopping, thereby staying on the lead lap, but it dropped him back to seventh place for the restart and he wasn't able to lead again until lap 121.

"I basically came down pit road there when we were coming in for our stop and I said, 'Hey, now that I'm going to be further back in traffic make sure you tighten me up some,'" he said afterwards. "Sometime to help secure the back of the truck just to make sure that I didn't make a mistake back in traffic. It certainly took me a little bit to get back up to the front. I got to third real quick and then I just kind of stalled out there."

After that recovery, however, Busch was only briefly out of the lead once more during a round of pit stops, and then stayed out in front all the way to the chequered flag. Ryan Blaney crossed the line 2.123s behind Busch in second place after suffering from a loose left rear wheel, with Johnny Sauter third ahead of Brandon Jones and Johnny Coulter. Only seven cars finished on the lead lap.

Matt Crafton had been Busch's strongest challenger for much of the race, but then the #88 crashed out in turn 2 on lap 157: "Just the right front went down. Just didn't give me a lot of warning," Crafton commented. "All of the sudden it went boom and it was good."

"The #88 was really good, I hate to see Matt have trouble like that especially hits like that," commented Busch. "The #29 was fast, so the #88 and the #29 we knew were in our league and those were the guys that we were going to race and those are the guys that I had the hardest time passing."

As well as the yellows for Newberry and Crafton, there were cautions on lap 6 (Mason Mingus spinning out at turn 2), lap 17 (Justin Jennings spinning at turn 3), lap 23 (a spin for Bryan Silas, again at turn 3), lap 134 (for Cole Custer running dry and stopping on track) and lap 172 (when Gray Gaulding and Ben Rhodes spun out and got into the wall at turn 3.)

In the points standings, Crafton's accident allows Timothy Peters to move into the lead by a single point. In the owners championship, the Kyle Busch Motorsport #51 enjoys a comfortable 32 point lead after five races in 2014.

CLICK: Full race results and full Camping World Truck Series championship standings



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