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11/10/12
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Late pass lifts Scott to victory at Phoenix  Brian Scott was a quick study. In a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Scott passed NASCAR wunderkind Kyle Larson to win Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

The victory was Scott's first of the season and second of his career, his first win coming at Dover in 2009. But Scott provided only half the drama.

James Buescher and Ty Dillon, the top two contenders for the series championship, both had major trouble, with Buescher blowing a right front tire and crashing hard into the Turn 4 wall with less than three laps left.

Buescher finished 17th and Dillon 15th, to tighten the race for the title as the series heads for the season finale next Friday at Homestead. Buescher leads Timothy Peters by 11 points and Dillon by 12.

Passed by Dillon early in the race, Scott learned from the experience.

"I probably have to give a dozen roses to Ty Dillon," said Scott, "because he was able to get by me on a restart earlier by holding me down and driving in deep through the corner and just keeping position on me -- and I learned from it.

"Luckily I was able to come back and have the opportunity to do the same thing to somebody else, somebody that probably wasn't expecting it... Fortunately for us, I was able to apply something I learned earlier in the race. I just went into the corner really hard, held him down and got him a little loose."

Larson trailed Scott to the finish line, followed by Joey Coulter and Peters. Ryan Blaney completed the top five.

Friday's race went green for the first 36 laps before it took on the character of a demolition derby. Six cautions, which occupied 33 of the next 42 laps, saw a rash of competitive trucks damaged on the treacherous race track.

Jason White collected Todd Bodine's Toyota on Lap 49. Parker Klingerman’s Toyota broke loose in traffic on Lap 54 and waylaid the truck of Matt Crafton. Polesitter Nelson Piquet Jr., Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Miguel Paludo were involved in a four-truck melee on Lap 65.

Cale Gale crashed on the frontstretch on Lap 73 to bring out caution No. 6. Divergent pit strategies put Ryan Truex in the lead before Justin Lofton overtook him as the race neared the 100-lap mark, but a caution on Lap 102 shuffled the running order for a restart on Lap 109, with Peters and Scott leading the field to green.

Larson dived to the inside to pass the top two trucks on the restart lap, but one circuit later, German Quiroga drove too hard into Turn 1, locked his brakes and wrecked the trucks of Brendan Gaughan and Dillon.

NASCAR stopped the race for 13 minutes, 10 seconds to facilitate track cleanup. Back under yellow, Dillon's crew worked frantically to patch the damage to the No. 3 Chevrolet, keeping Dillon on the lead lap.

Larson held the top spot until Scott passed him on Lap 152 of 153.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 3 18 Brian Scott Toyota Dollar General 0 153 Running
2 6 4 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Ganassi Earnhardt Racing 43/1 153 Running
3 17 22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet American Eurocopter 41/0 153 Running
4 8 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Toyota / Red Horse Racing 41/1 153 Running
5 2 29 Ryan Blaney Ram Draw-Tite / Mopar 39/0 153 Running
6 14 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet RSS Racing 38/0 153 Running
7 4 33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water 37/0 153 Running
8 1 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet Qualcomm / Autotrac 37/1 153 Running
9 11 27 Ryan Truex Chevrolet Little Joes Autos.com 0 153 Running
10 22 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet Lofton Cattle 35/1 153 Running
11 23 135 Matt Merrell Chevrolet Merrell Lease Service 33/0 153 Running
12 13 119 David Mayhew Ram MMI / Steak & Grape 0 153 Running
13 27 09 John Wes Townley * Toyota Zaxby's 31/0 153 Running
14 15 32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet World Diabetes Day / Duroline 30/0 152 Running
15 21 3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 30/1 152 Running
16 32 99 Bryan Silas * Ford Rockingham Speedway 28/0 152 Running
17 9 31 James Buescher Chevrolet Exide Batteries 27/0 152 Running
18 33 08 Todd Peck Toyota Stopain Cold / Arthritis Foundation 26/0 149 Running
19 34 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing 25/0 148 Running
20 5 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Fisher Nuts / Menards 24/0 144 Running
21 26 23 Jason White Ford GunBroker.com / Grime Boss 23/0 136 Accident
22 10 9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup / Bashas' 22/0 111 Running
23 19 2 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino 0 109 Accident
24 18 151 German Quiroga Toyota NET10 Wireless 20/0 109 Accident
25 16 13 Johnny Sauter Toyota SealMaster / Curb Records 19/0 104 Running
26 30 174 Brian Weber Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink 18/0 95 Rear Axle
27 7 7 Parker Kligerman Toyota Toyota / Red Horse Racing 17/0 78 Accident
28 12 11 Todd Bodine Toyota Toyota Care 16/0 48 Running
29 36 5 John King * Ford Fairway Ford 15/0 43 Accident
30 20 297 Jeff Choquette Chevrolet Adrian Carriers / Liz Girl Logistics 14/0 34 Accident
31 24 225 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Boggy Creek Air Boat Rides 0 22 Brakes
32 31 93 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet RSS Racing 12/0 8 Brakes
33 25 07 Ross Chastain * Chevrolet Watermelon.org 11/0 7 Ignition
34 35 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet Glenden Enterprises 10/0 6 Brakes
35 28 38 Chris Jones Chevrolet RSS Racing 9/0 4 Ignition
36 29 0 Blake Koch Ford Driven2Honor.org 0 2 Susp.

* Denotes Rookie

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