NCWTS: Kyle Busch Blows Field Away in Chicago
Kyle Busch captured the victory in the Lucas Oil 225 Saturday night at the Chicagoland Speedway after the race was post-poned late Friday evening. Busch dominated the field by leading 66 of the 150 laps that made up the total distance. The win didn't come easy tonight as he had to battle over-heating problems and an early speeding penalty 32 laps into the event. He also had to start the race from the 32nd position after the team made a driver change following practice. The win tonight marks his sixth of the year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Finishing in second was Matt Crafton after having another solid run this weekend in his No. 88 Toyota Tundra. Crafton started the event from the ninth spot and quicky drove his way to the front after the start. The runner-up finish, and by him placing 12 spots ahead of his teammate Johnny Sauter, will make him the new points leader leaving Chicago. He led a total of 14 laps for three different times throughout the race. Crafton finished 1.129 seconds behind the race leader when the 150-lap event was completed.
Austin Dillon, who had a very good night in his seventh start of the year, came home with a third-place finishing effort. Like Busch and Crafton, Dillon led three different times throughout the evening and was probably the only driver that had something for the race winner. The 2012 series champion started the night from the fourth-position to earn his fourth top-10 finish at the Chicagoland Speedway.
Tyler Reddick will leave the event as the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender after capturing his best career finish in the series. Reddick, who will get a full-time ride in 2015 with Brad Keselowski Racing, started the night from the 12th-position. He was able to drive his No. 19 Ford F-150 to a fourth-place finishing effort. Tonight marked the 18-year-old's ninth start of the 2014 season.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will make its next stop at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the UNOH 175. Coverage will begin live at 1:00 p.m. Et Saturday on FOX Sports 1. The Motor Racing Network will handle the live radio broadcast of the event.
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