(WOMR file photo)
Kyle Busch could sweep the weekend at Bristol?
Wednesday night Kyle Busch took advantage of a late race yellow flag to charge to the front and grab the victory in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch passed Ryan Blaney for the lead on the 195th of 200 laps around the .533-mile track. From there Busch had to hold off Timothy Peters. Busch and Peters came out of Turn 4 side-by-side. Just as they were about to hit the finish line, Peters’ truck wobbled and wrecked, but he was still able to slide to a second-place finish.
Busch’s margin of victory was 0.05 seconds.
“I knew I had it; I just had the momentum,” said Busch. “Timothy just tried to throw the Hail Mary there I guess and wrecked a pretty good race truck. I hated it for him in doing that.”
Blaney finished third in a Ford with Johnny Sauter and Chase Elliott fourth and fifth. Elliott earlier became the series youngest pole winner at age 17 and led the race’s first 62 laps before giving way to Peters.
To get the victory, however, Busch had to come back from a penalty on pit road. Luckily, he had enough time to work his way back up through traffic, and back into contention.
Peters, who led all 204 laps in winning the race a year ago, appeared to have the race won after dispatching Elliott and holding off a mid-race challenge from Blaney. Blaney, who started second, ran down Peters in lapped traffic, and attempted an outside pass – which the leader blocked, causing Blaney’s truck to lose momentum and fall back to third.
Blaney and owner Keselowski were just over two seconds back, and not gaining ground, when Jeff Agnew crashed on the track’s frontstretch.
Blaney, Keselowski, Busch and most of the other lead lap trucks pitted for fuel and tires. Peters, however, did no,t and his Toyota lost power when the race restarted, thereby handing the lead to Blaney. Likewise, Crafton’s Toyota lost power when it ran low on fuel, which caused Keselowski to spin and trigger another quick yellow flag.
That brought Busch back into contention, which enabled Peters to make an interesting finish of the race.
Check out the unofficial results from the Wednesday UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol.
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