No. 51 ToyotaCare Team Reigns as Owner's Champions

Kyle Busch fought a loose-handling ToyotaCare Tundra throughout most of the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, but was able to battle to a solid fourth-place finish. Kyle Busch Motorsports' (KBM) owner-driver's effort propelled the No. 51 team to back-to-back NASCAR Camping World Series Owner's Championships and the third for his organization since debuting in the Truck Series in 2010. The team became just the second to repeat as Owner's Champions; Xpress Motorsports accomplished the feat in 2002-2003.


"It's a great honor for Toyota, ToyotaCare, Samantha and myself to be up here accepting this Owner's Championship," Busch said. "Congratulations to Matt Crafton and the No. 88 team -- it was a Toyota effort this year. This championship is a true testament to all the hard work and dedication of [crew chief] Eric Phillips and this team.  It's amazing what everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports has done to put fast Tundras on the track this year -- from the drivers, to the crew chiefs, to the pit crews, the guys in the fab shop and everyone at KBM Chassis. I can't say enough about the job Erik Jones did this year -- to have two drivers compete and capture an owner's championship says a lot about our team and our organization. It's what we can race for. Special thank you to Toyota -- without them we wouldn't be here as well as Dollar General for coming onboard for the races they did." 


Darrell Wallace Jr. added the icing to the cake for KBM, picking up his fourth win of 2014 in the No. 54 ToyotaCare Tundra. The win was the organization's record-breaking 14th win across 22 races and the 18th by a Toyota driver this season. Wallace's victory marked the fifth of his Truck Series career across 44 starts. Kyle Larson finished .293 seconds behind Wallace in the runner-up position. Timothy Peters, Busch and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-five finishers.


The 22nd and final race of the 2014 season featured seven cautions for a total of 28 laps. There were 13 lead changes among five drivers, including Busch who led three times for a total of six laps.



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