Kyle Busch dominated the field Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led the race four times for a total of 69 of the 134 laps. In spite of an incident during the race that involved his truck and that immovable object called the retaining wall, Busch still prevailed to win.
This is the second win in five races for Kyle in his very own Kyle Busch Motorsports #18 Toyota Tundra. Kyle crossed the finish line just .228 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine’s Germaine.com #30 Toyota Tundra, giving Toyota its first truck victory at Charlotte. Ron Hornaday, James Buescher, and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five Satruday night.
After a lengthy pit stop to repair the right front fender, Busch restarted on lap 90 in 9th place. Busch gained 2 spots on the restart before Ryan Seig blew a right front tire and slammed into the turn 3 retaining wall.
Eleven laps after the restart on lap 95, Busch passed Bodine for second place and held it until Dennis Setzer slammed into the turn 2 retaining wall. Busch took the lead from Ron Hornaday with an excellent restart on lap 118. And that set up the exciting near photo finish between Busch and Bodine.
Since NASCAR’s decision to make all restarts double file, the end results is that the finishes have become much more exciting! You got to love that!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!