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Scott's first truck win comes at Dover

As Goodyear Tires pop left and right
Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Brian Scott, driver of the No. 16 Albertson's Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane
Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR
Opting to stay on the track and forego fresh tires before a 10-lap run to the finish, Brian Scott won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his 39th start Saturday at Dover International Speedway.

Though blown right-front tires plagued almost the entire field in the AAA Insurance 200 -- and deprived Kyle Busch of a chance to win -- Scott, Dennis Setzer, Stacy Compton and Jason White stayed out after Busch and Colin Braun each blew right fronts and hit the outside wall in the same corner on Lap 184 of 200.

Scott, 21, stayed out front for the final 10 laps and held off a closing Setzer on the final circuit. David Starr ran third, followed by White and Johnny Sauter. Busch charged from the back in the final laps to finish ninth.

"I watched all those tires blow -- it was kind of scary," Scott said. "But my crew chief (Jeff Hensley) just kept me calm and kept saying that we were getting really good tire wear. Track position at the end -- we played the game perfectly, and I commend him. There were times when I didn't think it was the right call or we were going to be in position, but it all worked out, and now we're in victory lane, baby."

Busch led 133 laps but fell victim to hard luck in the closing stages of the race. He had suffered a similar fate approximately three hours earlier when he lost the Nationwide Series race at Dover with a tire problem before a restart two laps from the finish.

Ron Hornaday Jr. slammed the Turn 1 wall after blowing his right front tire on Lap 34. Though Hornaday finished 26th, 157 laps down, he retained the series points lead over eighth-place finisher Mike Skinner, who trimmed Hornaday's advantage from 84 to 27 points.

Sixth-place finisher Matt Crafton remained third in the standings, 29 points behind Hornaday.

The final 14 laps (four under caution and 10 under green) were the only laps Scott led. In six previous truck series races this season, he had led a total of eight laps. His best previous finish in the series was second last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 3 16 Brian Scott Toyota Albertsons 190/5 200 Running
2 25 8 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet Malcolmson Construction 170/0 200 Running
3 14 24 David Starr Toyota Autism Speaks.org / Zachry 170/5 200 Running
4 13 23 Jason White Dodge GunBroker.com 160/0 200 Running
5 4 13 Johnny Sauter * Chevrolet Fun Sand / Rodney Atkins / Curb Records 155/0 200 Running
6 23 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Australian Gold 150/0 200 Running
7 5 07 Chad McCumbee Chevrolet Tiwi 146/0 200 Running
8 11 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Randy Moss Motorsports 147/5 200 Running
9 10 51 Kyle Busch Toyota Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 148/10 200 Running
10 6 25 Terry Cook Toyota Cajun Industries / Harris Trucking 134/0 200 Running
11 16 4 J.R. Fitzpatrick * Chevrolet Equipment Express 130/0 200 Running
12 20 81 Tayler Malsam * Toyota One Eighty 127/0 200 Running
13 12 60 Stacy Compton Toyota SafeAuto Insurance Co. / Duck Head Footwear 124/0 200 Running
14 26 184 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet BDH Construction / Glenden Enterprises 126/5 200 Running
15 36 00 Tim Bainey Jr. Chevrolet Aaron's Dream Machine 123/5 200 Running
16 22 9 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 115/0 199 Running
17 19 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Strutmasters.com 112/0 198 Running
18 8 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Copart 109/0 197 Running
19 18 14 Rick Crawford Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral / International 106/0 197 Running
20 7 1 Johnny Benson Toyota Red Horse Racing 108/5 195 Engine
21 24 131 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Wolfpack Rentals 100/0 192 Running
22 2 6 Colin Braun Ford Con-way Freight 102/5 184 Accident
23 15 11 T.J. Bell Toyota VisitPIT.com 94/0 171 Running
24 17 10 James Buescher * Ford International Maxx Force Diesel 91/0 160 Running
25 9 15 Brian Ickler * Toyota Samsung Instinct 88/0 65 Accident
26 1 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet VFW 90/5 43 Accident
27 27 212 Dexter Bean Chevrolet LiveWire Energy 82/0 38 Handling
28 29 102 Andy Ponstein Chevrolet Corrie Stott Racing.com 79/0 31 Alternator
29 21 176 Ryan Hackett Ford J&R Supply / Believe In Tomorrow.org 76/0 26 Engine
30 33 157 Norm Benning Chevrolet Germane Red 73/0 26 Vibration
31 28 121 Johnny Chapman Dodge Stock Car Steel 70/0 23 Overheating
32 35 148 Wayne Edwards Chevrolet Rockingham Speedway Cherry Bomb 200 67/0 18 Out of Race
33 31 08 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet ASI Limited 64/0 15 Brakes
34 34 47 Brandon Knupp Chevrolet Rockingham Speedway Cherry Bomb 200 / FT-11 Degreaser 61/0 12 Transmission
35 32 85 Brent Raymer * Ford BrentRaymer.com 58/0 10 Vibration
36 30 172 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet James Carter Attorney at Law 55/0 7 Accident

* Denotes Rookie

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