Kyle Busch Takes Seventh Truck Win Of Season

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

A vibration couldn’t stop Kyle Busch. Constant challenges from Johnny Sauter and Todd Bodine couldn’t either. Friday night Kyle Busch cruised to his seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of 2010, which ties his career high that he set last season. This is his 23rd career Camping World Truck Series win, and his 84th victory combined in Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Camping World Trucks.

In winning the Winstar Casino 350K Busch also breaks a tie with Todd Bodine for most NASCAR National Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway, as this win marks Busch’s seventh at the track. Busch would state that he has come a long way in his abilities to wheel around the 1.5 mile speedway.

“Go back to where I started here and you’ll see a lot of sheet metal,” Busch said.

Following Busch to the line were two stories of amazing comebacks.

Johnny Sauter overcame running out of gas at the middle stages of the race to finish second. Even so Sauter still left this race visiably disappointed about what could have been.

Meanwhile Matt Crafton came from starting last after earning the Pole to finish third. Crafton of course started in the rear because of unapproved changes to his truck before the race started.

Todd Bodine looked in position to win his seventh race in Texas, but he faded down the stretch to finish fourth. Bodine continues to pad his point lead with his 16th top five finish of the year. Bodine can now clinch the championship next week by finishing fourth or better.

Elliott Sadler had a great day all around and it was capped with a fifth place finish Friday night.

The race started with a popped tire on lap one for Johanna Long which sent her truck spinning into the wall and out of the race.

Tires would be a reoccurring theme throughout the night. Even Austin Dillon wasn’t immune as he shredded one, which ruined his night. Dillon finished 25th, eight laps down.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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