After an emotional win for Micahel Waltrip at Daytona International Speedway last weekend the Camping World Truck Series heads out west.
The series will make their one and only visit to the track in 2011 and final time on the old pavement.
Series leader Clay Rogers and Miguel Paludo look to add to their points lead while Ron Hornaday and 2010 champion Todd Bodine would be looking for a rebound.
Clint Bowyer would lead the field to the green with last week’s pole sitter Austin Dillon starting second.
Bowyer was able to pull away from Dillon but Kyle Busch started to charge for the lead. Bowyer was fast and was moving through the field.
Hornaday scrubbed the wall early on; he also thought the splitter was dragging. Hornaday was running fourth early on.
Caution waved when Chase Mattioli cut a tire and had some damage to his truck. This would bring the field to pit road.
Bowyer would lead them onto pit road but Busch beat Bowyer off of pit road. Making contact on pit road was Hornaday and Dillon, neither suffered major damage.
Bowyer didn’t get a good restart and Busch was able to pull away. Behind them Timothy Peters, Cole Whitt and David Starr were all battling for ninth.
David Mayhew who started fifth cut a tire and was forced to hit pit road. While he was on pit road Travis Kvapil had a cut tire after contact with Ricky Carmichael.
Caution waved for Kvapil’s spin and Bowyer would get another chance on the restart.
Busch though was able to pull away and the field went into a long green run. With less than60 to go there had only been two leaders in Busch and Bowyer.
Kvapil’s night continued to get worse as he cut another tire and caused even more damage to the truck. The field would hit pit road for what could be the final stop of the race.
Some drivers like Matt Crafton took only two tires while Bowyer, Busch and Hornaday took four. Busch would maintain his lead on the track but with Crafton lurking in third.
On the restart Miguel Paludo made contact, spun and BJ Mclead had nowhere to go. With 44 laps to go the action was about to heat up on the track.
It didn’t take long on the restart for trouble to happen. Dillon was battling Bodine when Dillon made contact.
They were battling for sixth and the contact made Bodine spun and collected Starr and Dusty Davis in the process.
Bodine hasn’t exactly started the season as he hoped with two wrecks last week and then another wreck this week.
With 34 laps to go it was going to be a shootout for the win. It was a clean restart but Timothy Peters made contact with Justin Johnson and he spun down.
With 25 laps to go Bowyer needed to get a better restart if he wanted to beat Busch.
After another wreck the restart with 20 to go saw Carmichael and Parker Klingerman make contact. Carmichael had a hard hit into the wall. Carmichael could not continue on but 16 laps to go it was go time for everyone.
Busch was able to hold off Bowyer. In the last four races Busch as a win and three second place finishes. His second place finishes would be to Kevin Harvick Inc. trucks and tonight Busch bested Bowyer and KHI.
The rest of the top 10 were Bowyer, Hornaday, Johnny Sauter, Dillon,Cole Whitt, Crafton, Coulter, Jason White.
The series will be off until Saturday, March 12th when they head to Darlington Raceway. The race will air at 5 ET on SPEED.