Aiming to pull off a sweep of all three NASCAR national series races at Dover International Speedway this weekend, Kyle Busch got the first part taken care of by winning today’s 200-miler for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Busch notched his second CWTS win of the season after maintaining his lead off a restart with four laps to go, holding off series points leader Matt Crafton and Ryan Blaney in the closing turns around the “Monster Mile.”
He is looking to put up the first tripleheader sweep across NASCAR’s big three categories since he did it at Bristol Motor Speedway in the summer of 2010. Dover would seem to be as good a place as any to be the setting for such a feat; he’s won twice there on the Cup side, three times in the Nationwide Series, and now, he’s won three races in the Trucks.
“It’s fun to win,” Busch said according to the Associated Press. “Yeah, people will say it’s too easy and we’re cherry picking. Whatever. This is a sport we’re all welcome to participate in. That’s why we’re here.”
Busch didn’t come on until later in the race, which was dominated early by polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace led the first 119 laps, but was unable to hang on in the second half and faded to a 10th-place finish.
Five laps after a Lap 164 restart, Busch asserted himself at the point by getting past Crafton. He would maintain the lead through a debris caution at Lap 179 and through another yellow at Lap 191, when Tim George Jr. crashed in Turn 3 to set up the final finish.