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Kyle Busch recovered from an early spin to time his charge to the front to perfect, taking the lead from Clint Bowyer with six laps to go. Kimi Raikkonen was 15th on his début.
One way or another, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was all about Kyle Busch this week. If it wasn't his own race performance capturing fans' attention, it was the second driver in the Kyle Busch Motorsports team - former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen.

Kyle inadvertently played a critical role in helping Raikkonen finish on the lead lap in a very creditable 15th place. Raikkonen had missed a call to come into the pits under an early caution and looked resigned to a green flag pit stop when his team boss spun the #18 and brought out a highly fortuitous yellow at just the right time.

Kyle went on to time a charge for the lead to perfection, forcing his way past Clint Bowyer on lap 128 six laps before the end. Kimi also made the most of his lucky break and kept the car running to the chequered flag despite a couple of hits against the wall and a truck spinning in front of him.

Race results

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 134 laps Running (0pts)
2. #2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 134 laps Running (0pts)
3. #60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 134 laps Running (42/1 pts)
4. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 134 laps Running (41/1 pts)
5. #33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 134 laps Running (40/1 pts)
6. #13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 134 laps Running (39/1 pts)
7. #3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 134 laps Running (37/0 pts)
8. #29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 134 laps Running (36/0 pts)
9. #66 Justin Marks Chevrolet 134 laps Running (35/0 pts)
10. #32 Brad Sweet Chevrolet 134 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #5 Travis Kvapil Toyota 134 laps Running (33/0 pts)
12. #4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 134 laps Running (32/0 pts)
13. #77 Justin Lofton Toyota 134 laps Running (31/0 pts)
14. #23 Jason White Chevrolet 134 laps Running (30/0 pts)
15. #15 Kimi Raikkonen Toyota 134 laps Running (29/0 pts)
16. #22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 134 laps Running (28/0 pts)
17. #92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 134 laps Running (27/0 pts)
18. #84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 134 laps Running (26/0 pts)
19. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 134 laps Running (0pts)
20. #20 Johanna Long * Toyota 134 laps Running (24/0 pts)
21. #8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 134 laps Running (23/0 pts)
22. #46 Craig Goess * Toyota 133 laps Running (22/0 pts)
23. #93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 129 laps Running (21/0 pts)
24. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 128 laps Running (20/0 pts)
25. #9 Max Papis Toyota 125 laps Running (19/0 pts)
26. #88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 109 laps Running (18/0 pts)
27. #30 Todd Bodine Toyota 107 laps Running (17/0 pts)
28. #81 David Starr Toyota 106 laps Accident (16/0 pts)
29. #102 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 95 laps Accident (15/0 pts)
30. #62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 75 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 69 laps Accident (13/0 pts)
32. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 62 laps Accident (13/1 pts)
33. #28 Wes Burton Chevrolet 43 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #07 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 40 laps Axle (0pts)
35. #7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 25 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 4 laps Transmission (8/0 pts)

* = series rookie



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Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, crosses the finishline to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo Credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #54 ToyotaCare Toyota, sits on the grid under an umbrella prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 12, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 12, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois.  (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Back Row L-R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Back Row L - R) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Kelloggs/Frosted Flakes Ford, Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Catepillar Chevrolet, Miss Sprint Cup Madison Martin, Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Gwaltney Ford, (Front Row L- R) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Call Before You Dig Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Bush`s Beans Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, pose with the Sprint Cup Trophy after qualifying for the Chase  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates with the chequered flag after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 5, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 5, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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