(WOMR file photo)
After 30 unsuccessful attempts at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch ended a day at The Paperclip in Victory Lane in Saturday’s overtime Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
When the green flag waved for the green-white-checkered attempt, Busch’s No. 18 Toyota shot ahead of John Hunter Nemechek’s family run No. 8, holding onto the lead until the checkered flag waved.
Nemechek, who won earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway, came up second and retains the lead in the Chase standings, while rookie William Byron nabbed a third-place result. Sprint Cup Series veteran Kyle Larson — making his first Truck Series start of 2016 — and Red Horse Racing’s Timothy Peters rounded out the top five.
The red flag was waved twice throughout the race, first at Lap 237 when Christopher Bell’s No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck turned hard into Cole Custer’s No. 00 JR Motorsports machine, and again at Lap 246 when Tyler Reddick , Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes were collected in a multi-car melee.
Tire management and rough-and-tough racing typical to Martinsville were the themes of Saturday’s overtime thriller, a race that produced 14 cautions — all for accidents — throughout the 250-lap event.
The next CWTS race will be May 6th at the Kansas Speedway.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!