Lofton leads as truck tour mixes it up

01 Jun 2012 NASCAR Wire Service
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Parity has been the name of the game this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The win column shows it.

The circuit's five races have had five different winners in 2012, a trend that could continue in Friday's Lucas Oil 200 (SPEED, 4:50 p.m. ET) at Dover. The Monster Mile has produced a similar variety of Victory Lane visitors, with 11 different winners in its last 12 races; Kyle Busch has been the only repeat winner since the trucks debuted at Dover in 2000.

Justin Lofton, the series' most recent first-time winner, used his win May 18 at Charlotte to rocket into the points lead. While he's all for the parity that landed him in Victory Lane two weeks ago, he wouldn't mind breaking the string this weekend.

"My roommate, and one of my best friends, his name is Miles," Lofton said. "I beat him on Xbox a lot, but it sure would be nice to be able to say I beat the monster Miles. I'd like to put that trophy right next to the TV. It can taunt the other Miles every time we play a game on there."

Lofton's hold on the series lead is a slim one; Timothy Peters is one point behind in second and top rookie Ty Dillon is third, 16 points back. Both Peters and Dillon are seeking their first wins of the season. Just 31 points separate the top six.

 

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