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Chicagoland: Busch wins another Truck race

Like taking candy from a baby
Saturday, August 28, 2010

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After leading 121 laps, Kyle Busch celebrates in victory lane
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR
Kyle Busch withstood two late challenges for the lead from Todd Bodine and hung on to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in overtime Friday night.

It was Busch's second straight truck win at Chicagoland, his fourth series victory of the season and 20th of his career. And it comes in the wake of his remarkable three-race weekend sweep at Bristol.

Busch did a tire-smoking victory burnout on the frontstretch, with his crew warning him on the radio to take it easy on the engine.

Bodine finished second, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter and Justin Lofton.

After watching their driver dominate most of the race, Busch's team decided to change all four tires instead of two during pit stops on a late-race caution flag, and it paid off. Despite losing a few spots on the track, Busch only needed two laps to jump back into the lead.

Bodine then caught up to Busch with 15 laps to go and stuck close to his rear bumper. Bodine briefly surged ahead by a nose with seven laps to go, but Busch managed to hang onto the lead and pulled away in the closing laps of regulation.

Timothy Peters then appeared to blow an engine with three laps to go, sending the race into NASCAR's version of overtime and setting up another showdown between Busch and Bodine.

Busch surged ahead on the restart, then pulled away.

It's an off weekend for the Sprint Cup series, but Busch certainly stayed busy. He was coming off a remarkable weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, sweeping the track's truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races.

Busch has shown similar versatility at Chicagoland -- he just spread it out over a few years. Busch won the truck race at Chicagoland last year. He also has a Sprint Cup and two Nationwide victories at the track.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Traxxas / Toyota Tundra 195/10 154 Running
2 1 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Germain.com 175/5 154 Running
3 7 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet ShopEZGO.com 170/5 154 Running
4 5 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet In Country Television / Curb Records 160/0 154 Running
5 10 7 Justin Lofton * Toyota VisitPIT.com 155/0 154 Running
6 8 51 Aric Almirola Toyota Zyclara by Graceway Pharmaceuticals 150/0 154 Running
7 18 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Fishers Chevrolet / Menards 146/0 154 Running
8 21 173 Rick Crawford Chevrolet Superseal Construction Products 142/0 154 Running
9 2 3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Remington Arms / Tracker 143/5 154 Running
10 12 21 David Starr Chevrolet Green Light Racing 139/5 154 Running
11 11 23 Jason White Chevrolet ASI Limited / Akzo Nobel 130/0 154 Running
12 3 31 James Buescher Chevrolet Wolfpack Rentals 127/0 154 Running
13 14 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet Glenden Enterprises 124/0 154 Running
14 9 60 Narain Karthikeyan Chevrolet SafeAuto Insurance Co. / Starbeast Motorsports 121/0 154 Running
15 19 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet S&W Towing 118/0 153 Running
16 17 90 Brad Sweet Toyota Great Clips / Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare 115/0 152 Running
17 22 07 Tony Jackson Jr. Chevrolet ASI Limited / Akzo Nobel 112/0 151 Running
18 25 41 Steve Park Toyota Bollegraaf 109/0 151 Running
19 26 12 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet TireMonkey.com / James Carter Attorney 106/0 150 Running
20 20 15 Johanna Long Toyota Panhandle Grading and Paving 103/0 150 Running
21 15 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing 100/0 147 Engine
22 29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Ford drivenmale.com / DriverBoutique.com 97/0 147 Running
23 16 5 Mike Skinner Toyota International Trucks / Monaco RV 94/0 143 Running
24 34 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing 91/0 142 Running
25 32 47 Lance Fenton Chevrolet JC Whitney / Lilly Trucking 88/0 142 Running
26 35 01 Jerick Johnson Chevrolet Koma Unwind Chillaxation Drink 85/0 138 Running
27 33 6 Ken Butler III Chevrolet Kids Embrace Car Seats 82/0 137 Running
28 13 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Monster Energy 79/0 86 Oil Leak
29 24 186 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 76/0 58 Engine
30 30 46 J C Stout Dodge Team Gill Racing 73/0 53 Engine
31 6 2 Shelby Howard Chevrolet Foretravel Motorcoach 70/0 28 Engine
32 23 187 Chris Jones Chevrolet Copy Wizard 67/0 17 Electrical
33 36 93 Mike Garvey Chevrolet S&W Towing 64/0 15 Transmission
34 28 89 Mike Harmon Ford Blue Ox / Lafferty Performance 61/0 7 Overheating
35 31 85 Brent Raymer Ford Blast-It-All / Ford. Drive one. 58/0 4 Handling
36 27 95 Tim Andrews Dodge Team Gill Racing 55/0 2 Overheating

* Denotes Rookie

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