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Truck Series - Dover - Race results

Kyle Busch set himself on the path for another go at a NASCAR weekend triple crown with victory in the Trucks, but he was hard-pressed to see off the threat of impressive rookie Cole Whitt.
Kyle Busch claimed victory in the Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series on the Monster Mile at Dover, but had a hard battle with rookie Cole Whitt on the way - which earned Kyle's respect.

"Cole Whitt did a really nice job," Busch said. "I think he's got something going on over there ... He's fast. He's quick week in and week out, and this is the first one he's really contended for, that I've been in, anyway."

Whitt was denied a final chance to battle Busch when the race ended under caution after Nelson Piquet Jr. wrecked with Timothy Peters on the last lap.

Busch had expected his main threat to come from Kevin Harvick, who was a late entry in the race and threatened to reignite the conflict between the two started at last week's Darlington Sprint Cup race. The two battled for the lead at a restart on lap 81 without incident, but a subsequent pit lane speeding penalty for Harvick separated them for the rest of the night and Harvick finished in fifth place.

Busch's victory makes him the first driver to win the Truck race at Dover twice. It's his 27th victory in the Truck Series in his 90th start.

Former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen makes his Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20.

Race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 200 laps Running (0pts)
2. #60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 200 laps Running (43/1 pts)
3. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 200 laps Running (42/1 pts)
4. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 200 laps Running (40/0 pts)
5. #2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 200 laps Running (0pts)
6. #22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 200 laps Running (38/0 pts)
7. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 200 laps Running (37/0 pts)
8. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 200 laps Running (36/0 pts)
9. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 200 laps Running (35/0 pts)
10. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 200 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 200 laps Running (33/0 pts)
12. #81 David Starr Toyota 200 laps Running (33/1 pts)
13. #9 Max Papis Toyota 200 laps Running (31/0 pts)
14. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 200 laps Running (31/1 pts)
15. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 200 laps Running (29/0 pts)
16. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 199 laps Accident (28/0 pts)
17. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 199 laps Accident (28/1 pts)
18. #51 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 199 laps Running (26/0 pts)
19. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 197 laps Running (25/0 pts)
20. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 197 laps Running (24/0 pts)
21. #29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 197 laps Running (23/0 pts)
22. #20 Johanna Long * Toyota 192 laps Driveshaft (23/1 pts)
23. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 189 laps Running (21/0 pts)
24. #46 Craig Goess * Toyota 181 laps Accident (20/0 pts)
25. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 177 laps Accident (19/0 pts)
26. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 94 laps Overheating (18/0 pts)
27. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 85 laps Ignition (17/0 pts)
28. #7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 73 laps Accident (16/0 pts)
29. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 71 laps Accident (15/0 pts)
30. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 54 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #07 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 31 laps Transmission (0pts)
32. #87 Chris Jones Chevrolet 27 laps Overheating (12/0 pts)
33. #1 Carl Long Chevrolet 15 laps Brakes (0pts)
34. #99 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford 5 laps Accident (0pts)
35. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 2 laps Radiator (9/0 pts)
36. #10 Chris Lafferty Chevrolet 2 laps Engine (8/0 pts)

* = Rookie

Qualifying times

1. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 22.941s (Leader) 156.924mph
2. #2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 23.027s (-0.086) 156.338mph
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 23.035s (-0.094) 156.284mph
4. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 23.054s (-0.113) 156.155mph
5. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 23.091s (-0.150) 155.905mph
6. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 23.118s (-0.177) 155.723mph
7. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 23.134s (-0.193) 155.615mph
8. #60 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 23.144s (-0.203) 155.548mph
9. #29 Parker Kligerman Dodge 23.165s (-0.224) 155.407mph
10. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 23.181s (-0.240) 155.300mph
11. #46 Craig Goess Toyota 23.258s (-0.317) 154.785mph
12. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 23.289s (-0.348) 154.579mph
13. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 23.318s (-0.377) 154.387mph
14. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 23.326s (-0.385) 154.334mph
15. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 23.329s (-0.388) 154.314mph
16. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 23.329s (-0.388) 154.314mph
17. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 23.332s (-0.391) 154.295mph
18. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 23.446s (-0.505) 153.544mph
19. #81 David Starr Toyota 23.477s (-0.536) 153.342mph
20. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 23.482s (-0.541) 153.309mph
21. #20 Johanna Long Toyota 23.517s (-0.576) 153.081mph
22. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 23.528s (-0.587) 153.009mph
23. #9 Max Papis Toyota 23.535s (-0.594) 152.964mph
24. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 23.540s (-0.599) 152.931mph
25. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 23.597s (-0.656) 152.562mph
26. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 23.675s (-0.734) 152.059mph
27. #7 Miguel Paludo Toyota 23.807s (-0.866) 151.216mph
28. #99 J.R. Fitzpatrick Ford 23.914s (-0.973) 150.539mph
29. #51 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 23.946s (-1.005) 150.338mph
30. #87 Chris Jones Chevrolet 24.161s (-1.220) 149.000mph
31. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 24.210s (-1.269) 148.699mph
32. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 24.765s (-1.824) 145.366mph
33. #07 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet 24.769s (-1.828) 145.343mph
34. #1 Carl Long Chevrolet 24.861s (-1.920) 144.805mph
35. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 26.257s (-3.316) 137.106mph
36. #10 Chris Lafferty Chevrolet 29.078s (-6.137) 123.805mph



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