Busch Out Duels Keselowski for Chicagoland Truck Victory

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As the laps wound down, the battle heated up. Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski were competing for the win for a good portion of the night and it could have gone either way. It happened to fall Kyle Busch’s way as he held off a hard charge from Keselowski in the closing laps.

Jeb Burton won the pole and showed signs of dominance early. A bad pit stop left him deep in the field and Keselowski had exited pit road first. The first of many Keselowski/ Busch battles for the lead took place on the ensuing restart. When Keselowski got loose heading into turn 3, Busch was able to clear him for his first lead of the night.

A few laps following Busch’s overtaking of the lead, Keselowski’s teammate Ryan Blaney had taken over the top spot.

After a few cautions created a couple of exciting restarts, Busch was able to hold onto the lead until Keselowski caught him again. Keselowski took the lead on lap 84 and held it until a caution came out for championship contender, Timothy Peters. Peters had gotten turned into the frontstretch wall which destroyed the front end of his truck. This hit will likely remove him from a legitimate shot at the championship.

The final round of pit stops on the night led to Busch beating Keselowski off to regain the lead. Keselowski wrestled for the top spot shortly after the restart, but Busch chased him down and made the final pass for the lead with 23 laps to go. Keselowski continued to charge, but he was unable to get back out front.

Busch crossed the finish line first for the fourth time of the Camping World Truck Series season and began a potential Chicagoland sweep. He will strive for that sweep as the weekend progresses and as the Nationwide and Cup Series events take center stage at Chicagoland Speedway.

By Jason Schultz

Results via ESPN.com

POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER

LAPS

MONEY

START

LED

PTS

BONUS

PENALTY

1 Kyle Busch 51 Toyota

150

7

52

0

0

0

2 Brad Keselowski 19 Ford

150

11

50

0

0

0

3 Ryan Blaney 29 Ford

150

15

6

42

1

0

4 Matt Crafton 88 Toyota

150

8

0

40

0

0

5 Ty Dillon 3 Chevrolet

150

2

0

39

0

0

6 John Wes Townley 7 Toyota

150

16

0

38

0

0

7 Austin Dillon 24 Chevrolet

150

10

0

0

0

0

8 James Buescher 31 Chevrolet

150

9

0

36

0

0

9 Jeb Burton 4 Chevrolet

150

1

42

36

1

0

10 Johnny Sauter 98 Toyota

150

14

0

34

0

0

11 Darrell Wallace Jr. 54 Toyota

150

13

0

33

0

0

12 Miguel Paludo 32 Chevrolet

150

3

0

32

0

0

13 Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 Chevrolet

150

17

0

31

0

0

14 German Quiroga Jr. 77 Toyota

150

23

0

30

0

0

15 Justin Lofton 6 Chevrolet

150

4

0

29

0

0

16 Ben Kennedy 30 Chevrolet

150

12

0

28

0

0

17 Dakoda Armstrong 60 Chevrolet

150

21

0

27

0

0

18 Jeff Agnew 27 Chevrolet

150

24

0

26

0

0

19 Max Gresham 8 Chevrolet

150

20

0

25

0

0

20 Kenny Wallace 81 Toyota

149

22

0

0

0

0

21 Ryan Sieg 39 Chevrolet

149

26

0

23

0

0

22 Tyler Young 02 Chevrolet

149

19

0

22

0

0

23 Joey Coulter 18 Toyota

148

6

0

21

0

0

24 Bryan Silas 99 Ford

142

25

0

20

0

0

25 Brendan Gaughan 62 Chevrolet

142

5

0

19

0

0

26 Jimmy Weller III 07 Toyota

136

32

0

18

0

0

27 Timothy Peters 17 Toyota

99

18

0

17

0

0

28 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 Dodge

90

30

0

16

0

0

29 Scott Riggs 92 Chevrolet

72

27

0

0

0

0

30 Justin Jennings 63 Chevrolet

50

28

0

14

0

0

31 Mike Harmon 84 Chevrolet

46

34

0

0

0

0

32 Norm Benning 57 Chevrolet

21

35

0

12

0

0

33 Danny Efland 50 Chevrolet

18

33

0

0

0

0

34 J.J. Yeley 38 Chevrolet

4

31

0

0

0

0

35 Chris Lafferty 0 Chevrolet

4

36

0

9

0

0

36 Chris Jones 93 Chevrolet

3

29

0

8

0

0

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