After a very eventful race at Kansas Speedway last weekend the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series headed back home to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch would lead the field to green but it was Ron Hornaday and Brad Keselowski made their move to the front. Austin Dillon would make his second consecutive start in the CWTS but he started at the rear of the field but made his way mid pack by 10 laps in.
On lap 20, Justin Jennings cut a tire and hit the wall hard bringing out the first caution of the night. Busch who was leading at the time would bring the lead lap cars to pit road for tires, fuel and adjustments.
On the pit stops, some teams took two tires, some took for and Jeb Burton and his team just took fuel only to gain them track position. The move only lasted for a few laps as he quickly was overtaken by cars with fresher tires.
Caution waved when Ryan Ellis spun as well as Jake Crum who spun in the process. The field would be back under yellow. Burton would hit pit road for tires after not taking it on the first caution of the day
Busch would pull away but the racing behind him was side by side with the rest of the top six battling for position. John Wes Townley was battling Keselowski for a top five spot. Last week’s runner up, Matt Crafton was struggling on the backside of the top 10.
Caution waved for Tyler Young who blew an engine and the field would hit pit road for tires, fuel and adjustments. On the restart, Hornaday got loose under Timothy Peters and spun out in front of the field. Keselowski suffered some damage on his truck.
Caution waved on lap 86 when Ellis had a hard hit into the wall after contact from Crum. The move was deliberate and ended Ellis’s night. The leaders would hit pit road with everyone taking fuel only to save their last set of tires. Crum would be ordered to the NASCAR hauler after the race for his actions on track.
On the restart it was Busch and Joe Nemechek who stayed out under that caution.
Within a few laps Scott Riggs had some contact with Taylor Malsam. Riggs would then collect Bubba Wallace who was at the back of the pack after changing out his battery. Wallace would need to go to the medical center on a stretcher after having some issues after getting out of his truck. He would be checked out and cleared.
Caution waved with 30 to go when John Wes Townley made contact with Ryan Blaney. Blaney then took out Brian Ickler who was trying to avoid the wreck.
The wrecking continued again right after the restart Hornaday tried to get to the bottom but got spun when he and Ben Kennedy made contact. Hornaday’s spin collected Crum and Mason Mingus in the process.
With less than 15 laps to go the Busch who had led every lap of the race so far would hold off Crafton and Burton. Keselowski had fresher tires and began working his way back to the front. Without a caution late, nobody could touch Busch. He would win from the pole and for the second consecutive week.
The rest of the top 10 were Crafton, Keselowski, Townley, Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, Dillon, Kennedy, German Quiroga, and Justin Lofton.
Next up is Dover in two weeks on Fox Sports 1.