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Kyle Bush and Toyota bury competition in Fontana

NASCAR
Saturday, February 21, 2009

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Kyle Busch celebrates winning the San Bernardino County 200 at Auto Club Speedway. Busch leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings by five points over Todd Bodine
Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR
It wasn't even close.

With a No. 51 Toyota truck that absolutely dominated the competition Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, polesitter Kyle Busch streaked to a 9.023-second victory over Todd Bodine, last week's winner at Daytona, in the San Bernardino County 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

In claiming his 10th win in the series and his second in two starts at the 2-mile California track, Busch led three times for 95 of the 100 laps and led all but two of the 92 green-flag circuits.

After a gas-and-go under green on Lap 91 -- thanks to new pit rules that prohibit truck series teams from taking both fuel and tires on the same stop -- Busch quickly overtook Colin Braun, who tried to stretch his fuel mileage but ran out of gas and rolled onto pit road with three laps remaining. Braun finished 20th.

Chad McCumbee came home third, followed by David Starr and T.J. Bell. Ron Hornaday Jr., Matt Crafton, Ricky Carmichael, Timothy Peters and Max Papis completed the top 10 in the series' second event of the season.

"This thing was just flawless," Busch said of his No. 51 Toyota, which was serviced through a cooperative effort with James Finch's Nationwide Series crew. "The guys did flawless. They worked so well and made this truck drive so well. . .

"It's really a lot fun to come out here and win two years in a row, and hopefully we can do some more."

Busch is the only driver doing triple duty at Auto Club Speedway. He also was scheduled to compete in Saturday evening's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday.

Though still unsponsored, Bodine had an excellent truck, too, but his No. 30 Toyota was no match for Busch's ride.

"It's a little disappointing to have a Tundra that's that good and finish second," Bodine said. "That tells you how good Kyle was. Once the tires got heated up -- got a little slick -- we were just a little tight through the center of the corner. I couldn't quite hold it wide open."

Notes: Busch's win was also Doug George's first as a crew chief… Gabi Dicarlo finished 19th in her truck series debut... Busch leads Bodine by five points in the series standings after two races. Crafton is third, 77 points behind Busch.

Results

FIN

ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 1 51 Kyle Busch Toyota Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 195/10 100 Running
2 7 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Germain.com 170/0 100 Running
3 12 07 Chad McCumbee Chevrolet thegpsstore.com / Garmin 170/5 100 Running
4 19 24 David Starr Toyota Zachry / Harris Trucking 160/0 100 Running
5 21 11 T.J. Bell Toyota Home4TheHolidays.org 155/0 100 Running
6 4 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Camping World 150/0 100 Running
7 8 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 146/0 100 Running
8 3 4 Ricky Carmichael * Chevrolet Monster Energy 142/0 100 Running
9 20 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Strutmasters.com / Hayes Iron & Metal 138/0 100 Running
10 10 9 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 134/0 100 Running
11 5 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Exide Batteries 130/0 100 Running
12 2 1 Johnny Benson Toyota Red Horse Racing 127/0 100 Running
13 16 10 James Buescher * Ford International Maxx Force Diesel 124/0 100 Running
14 9 14 Rick Crawford Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral / International 121/0 99 Running
15 17 60 Stacy Compton Toyota wyler.com / Melling Engine Parts 118/0 99 Running
16 25 15 Shane Sieg Toyota Phoenix Construction / Red Top Auto Auction 115/0 99 Running
17 18 13 Johnny Sauter * Chevrolet Fun Sand / Rodney Atkins / Curb Records 112/0 99 Running
18 14 40 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Oakland Metal Buildings 109/0 99 Running
19 23 190 Gabi DiCarlo Toyota Great Clips 106/0 99 Running
20 6 6 Colin Braun Ford Con-way Freight 108/5 99 Running
21 31 161 Brett Thompson Dodge Rich Thompson Trucking Inc. 100/0 98 Running
22 22 7 J.R. Fitzpatrick * Chevrolet TRG Motorsports 97/0 98 Running
23 24 32 Chase Austin * Chevrolet Trail Motorsports 94/0 97 Running
24 11 81 Tayler Malsam * Toyota One Eighty 91/0 97 Running
25 15 25 Terry Cook Toyota Cajun Industries 88/0 91 Running
26 27 148 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet TNA Wrestling 85/0 40 Fuel Pump
27 29 23 Jason White Dodge GunBroker.com 82/0 34 Ignition
28 36 157 Norm Benning Chevrolet Arctic Cat / D3Outdoor.com 79/0 31 Accident
29 13 16 Brian Scott Toyota Albertsons 76/0 26 Accident
30 32 121 Marc Mitchell Dodge GunBroker.com 73/0 20 Vibration
31 33 08 Butch Miller Chevrolet ASI Limited 70/0 13 Handling
32 35 47 Brandon Knupp Chevrolet FT-11 Multi-Purpose Degreaser 67/0 10 Vibration
33 28 06 Johnny Chapman Toyota wyler.com 64/0 9 Vibration
34 34 22 Wayne Edwards Dodge GunBroker.com 61/0 6 Electrical
35 26 277 J C Stout Toyota Strutmasters.com / Hayes Iron & Metal 58/0 4 Accident
36 30 44 Lance Hooper Chevrolet Key Motorsports 55/0 2 Vibration

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