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Kyle Busch Motorsports' Erik Jones put in another outstanding performance to secure his second consecutive win in the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night.

"It's pretty cool to pick up another win at Phoenix," the 18-year-old said in victory lane. "It's a great way to top off the year for me in this truck and just a good way to start off the 2015 season.

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"It's just an awesome night," he added. "I feel like we had a dominant truck and could definitely have brought it home."

Jones, who claimed his maiden series win here a year ago, led for 114 laps of the race which was shortened to 126 lap because of power supply problems in the Avondale, Ariz. area affecting the floodlights at the one-mile tri-oval.

The start of the race had been delayed by 80 minutes because a major local power outage in the region meant large stretches of the track were plunged into pitch black, but eventually Erik Jones led the field to the green flag to get the race underway, having earlier secured his second pole position in 17 start in the Truck Series.

Unfortunately there was an immediate caution, with John Wes Townley running into the back of Bryan Silas and the ensuing wreck also taking out German Quiroga and Justin Jennings even before they managed to cross the start line. After a lengthy clean-up, the race resumed on lap 19 but was quickly back under caution again for a spin for Turner Scott Motorsport's Ben Rhodes with Johnny Sauter also picking up light damage from the incident.

It was much the same story at the next restart attempt on lap 27 which saw Spencer Gallagher and Timothy Peters make contact, Peters then hitting the wall and collecting Jeb Burton on the way. The net result was that out of the first 33 laps, only five had been run under green. Nor did things immediately pick up after that either, Joey Coulter blowing a tyre on lap 40 and crashing into the wall in turn 3 which required a brief red flag to enable the track workers to attend to clean-up duties.

But finally the race had a green flag that stuck, Jones fending off Matt Crafton to the restart on lap 46 for what proved to be the start of an uninterrupted 57-lap run, John Hunter Nemechek picking up third place early on from Ben Kennedy while Jones' KBM team mate Darrell Wallace Jr. fell out of the top ten after needing an early visit to pit lane because of handling issues.

Jones had built up a two second led by the time the sole scheduled round of pit stops got underway shortly after lap 80, which enabled Wallace to pop to the front for 12 laps by virtue of his enforced off-sync strategy. He was still out in front when the caution flags came out for Brennan Newberry (NTS Motorsports) going for a spin in turn 4 after contact from Nemechek on lap 100.

Jones resumed the lead when his team mate pitted and came back out in seventh place for the restart on lap 111 ahead of Crafton, Rhodes and Nemechek, but this one lasted only two laps before Bryan Silas spun around, the other drivers managing to avoid running into the #99 T3R2 truck. Not that it phased Jones, who quickly pulled away from Crafton at the next restart on lap 119 while Cole Custer leapt up into third place around Nemechek. The pair made contact as they continued to battle over the position and Nemechek ended up dropping back after hitting the wall and collecting a tyre rub on the #8 WM-NEMCO Motorsports Toyota.

Jones lead was back up to a second when suddenly the earlier issues with the power supply resurfaced and plunged parts of the track back into darkness, forcing an immediate red flag to recall the trucks to the safety of pit lane. Although the lights soon came back on, doubts about the ongoing reliability of the power supply and the fact that the race was already running late meant that NASCAR decided to call the race as it stood. That handed Jones an easy win - his fourth in the Truck Series after previous visits to victory lane at Phoenix in 2013 and Iowa and Las Vegas earlier this season. It was also KBM's 13th win of the year, a new single-season record for a team in the championship.

The early finish secured Crafton second place, but the 38-year-old from California was convinced that he could have gone one better if the lights had stayed on: "It's a damn shame that the lights went out," he said. "I guarantee it was going to be exciting on the next restart.

"I would have liked to have seen this thing go all the way tonight," Crafton added. "I know if I could have gotten track position on him we could have beat him, I truly believe it. I'm tired of finishing second to that damn #51 though!"

However Jones was convinced that he more than had Crafton covered, even if the race had gone full-distance: "I felt pretty confident about it," Jones said. "I think that we would have been able to definitely hold him off. I felt like we had by far the best truck.

He could run 10 laps pretty and maintain about five [car lengths] back to us, then it seemed like we could just kind drive away inch by inch at that point," he added. "I didn't have a doubt in my mind that, if we were to go back racing for the last 20, that we would have been able to hold him off."

Even so, Crafton's second place inches him ever closer to successfully retaining his Truck Series championship. He now leads by 25 points over Ryan Blaney who finished the race in Phoenix in fourth place behind Custer. That means that a top 20 finish next weekend in the season finale at Homestead-Miami will be enough to see Crafton win the 2014 title. Darrell Wallace Jr. looks set to pick up third place after battling back to a six place finish behind Ben Rhodes which extends his advantage over Johnny Sauter by four points

"Just wasn't our night," Wallace tweeted after the race. "Glad to come out P6. My guys never gave up on me, wanted to give them a better finish!"

In the owners championship standings, Jones' win eases the #51 KBM to an 18 point lead over Crafton's #88 ThorSport Racing truck.

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