Kyle Busch, driving his KBM #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Tundra, blew past Todd Bodine on a restart on Lap 127 and held off Johnny Sauter over the final 20 laps to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bodine chose the outside lane for the final restart, but Busch cleared Bodine’s Germain Racing #30 Valvoline Toyota through Turns 1 and 2 and held the lead the rest of the way.
Sauter came home second, followed by Matt Crafton and Bodine, the Camping World Truck Series points leader. Bodine increased his margin to 230 points over seventh-place finisher Aric Almirola with two races left in the season. Bodine can clinch his second series championship by finishing fourth or better next week at Phoenix.
Busch’s seventh victory in 14 starts this season in his own #18 Toyota gives him 23 career victories in the series. More importantly, it extended his lead to 72 points over the #30 truck, fielded by Germain Racing, in the owners’ standings.
“On that last restart there I got a good jump,” Busch said. “I got a good jump and didn’t beat Todd to the line and ended up kind of being alongside him into Turn 1, and I don’t know if my lane just had a better draft or what, we pulled away down the backstretch and held on there.”
With the victory in The WinStar World Casino 350K, Kyle Busch logged his 84th NASCAR victory in all three of NASCAR’s elite touring divisions, surpassing Cale Yarborough for 8th place overall in the wins column! Busch’s victory also gives Toyota its fifth manufacturer’s title.
Here is the unofficial results in the WinStar World Casino 350K from the Texas Motor Speedway.
If you are interested in ol Kylie’s stats as a truck driver check this out!
What is your view of ol Kylie? Again WOMR must ask is he really that good?
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!