Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch started 10th in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, then worked his way out of a pit-road speeding penalty to win the Camping World Truck Series race over Timothy Peters.
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Timothy Peters and Kyle Busch – Bristol 8/21/13
Busch was scored in the runner-up position by lap 65 but was caught speeding off pit road, with the penalty putting him 27th on the Lap 77 restart. With just over 70 laps to go, Busch had made his way back up to 10th, where he seemed stuck until a late-race accident brought out the caution. Busch brought the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra to pit-road for four tires and fuel and restarted eighth with less than 20 to go. The final caution of the race set up a seven-lap shootout, where Busch was able to pass Ryan Blaney and hold off Peters for his third Truck Series win of the season, and his 14th career victory at Bristol.
Kyle Busch burnout – Bristol 8/21/13
“Coming to the checkered, I knew I had it, I just had the momentum and Timothy (Peters) just tried to throw a ‘Hail Mary’ there, I guess and wrecked a pretty good race truck,” said Busch on the KBM website. “I hate it for him in doing that. We had a great Toyota Care Tundra today. Messed up a little bit in qualifying and then definitely got behind on pit road there with my penalty, so I hated that I did that to my guys. Just stuck in there and persevered and tried to work through that and get back to the front. I can’t say enough about Toyota, Flexco, Monster Energy – my pit crew was awesome today there on that final pit stop getting us some spots – JGR Engines, Camping World – we appreciate you guys and the fans that are here, too. It’s always fun to give them a little razzle I guess you would say before they get the dazzle on Saturday.”
Action – Joey Coulter (18) – Bristol 8/21/13
Joey Coulter brought the No. 18 GunBroker.com Tundra home in 11th after starting in 34th thanks to a spin in qualifying. The KBM team got the truck repaired for the race, and Coulter made quick work of the trucks in front of him once the race started, working his way into the top 20 by Lap 71. Coulter would hang near the top 10 for much of the rest of the race, and restarted ninth with seven to go. Coulter tangled with Matt Crafton in the No. 88 in the final laps, dropping back to 14th initially but making his way back to an 11th-place finish.
“I love racing here – it’s fun,” said Coulter. “We had a good GunBroker.com Tundra tonight. I hate that I got spun around in qualifying – not sure if there was something on the track or not. The guys did a really good job of getting the left side damage repaired and the truck put back together – they didn’t miss a beat. It was fun racing and passing all those trucks. We were up to 10th when that last caution came out and Harold (Holly) made the call to come down pit road for four tires and fuel. I know some of those guys stayed out and we restarted 11th.On those last few restarts, we were just in the wrong lane every time and lost a bunch of spots. I think we could have had a top-five finish – we had a really good hot rod, especially on the long runs.”
Kyle busch victory lane – Bristol 8/21/13
Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified 14th in the No. 54 Liberty Tire Recycling Tundra. He moved into the top 10 by Lap 50, but reported issues with his truck around the halfway mark; the KBM team brought Wallace Jr. to pit road, but found no problems. The cautionary check put Wallace Jr. down six laps, ending the race with a 28th-place finish.
Blaney, Johnny Sauter and Chase Elliott, who became the youngest pole winner in Truck Series history earlier in the day, rounded out the top five in Wednesday night’s race.
Ty Dillon and Kyle Busch – Bristol 8/21/13
The Truck Series visits the Ontario, Canada area for the Sunday, September 1st race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park; this is the first Truck Series race in Canada and the first road course event in a number of years for the series. Keep up with the action at www.nascar.com and www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.