It’s been an interesting few days for the Camping World Truck Series with the soap opera that has become driver Jennifer Jo Cobb. In between her hauler being allegedly stolen by fellow driver Mike Harmon, saying she didn’t have a truck to race, showing up at track with a truck but having engine troubles, then saying she would attempt to qualify but her time expired so she did not start race, one would think that she was the focus of the entire garage. But thankfully, we actually have a race to run.
And it’s time to start the CWTS with Jeb Burton qualifying on the pole and Ty Dillon on the front row next to him. By lap 4 Kyle Busch takes the point, to the surprise of nobody. While Busch pretty much dominated the night, the race wasn’t the snooze fest it could have been.
Busch, himself, had to overcome a pit road penalty late in the race which had him start at the rear of the field. And poor German Quiroga. He had major damage after contact with the wall and Caleb Holman. Then he wrecked himself again while the field was under caution.
Restarts were crazy with the trucks going three wide many times. Which led to much beating and banging and of course a few cautions. And some retaliation, when Johnny Sauter was put into the wall by James Buescher. Brad Keselowski lost his chance for a win when hard racing between him and Bubba Wallace led to Wallace getting in to the back of Keselowski and sending Wallace for a nice spin.
While all of that action was going on, Miguel Paludo managed to be out front and did a manageable job of holding off Busch. But it wasn’t meant to be for Paludo as the final restart saw Busch lead Brendan Gaughan to the green flag. Busch never looked back after that and captured his first checkered flag in the CWTS since September 2011.
With another race in the books, the CWTS is off next week. So see y’all May 31 in Dover. Well not really because I won’t literally be there but you know what I mean. Until then, happy racin y’all.