Poor Start, Great Finish

Starting from the rear after missing the drivers meeting and driver introductions didn’t deter Kyle Busch, who held off charging Parker Kligerman to win Thursday night’s Truck race at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch won his fifth race of the season and the 29th of his career in a green-white checkered-flag finish set up by a late caution. The win was his 98th national series victory in NASCAR racing, third most all-time.

“On the (last) restart, when Jason White was on my inside, I figured if I could just get another good restart where I didn’t spin my tires, I’d be all right,” Busch said. “Those guys spun their tires every time, and it kind of worked for us.

“It’s hard to not be the leader in those positions and not spin your tires. I know how they feel.”

Kligerman ran second, followed by Brendan Gaughan, Todd Bodine and Jason White.

Top 10 points leaders after 10 of 25: 1. Sauter-347, 2. Whitt-324, 3. Dillon-322, 4. Buescher-315, 5. Kligerman-312, 6. Hornaday-310, 7. Peters-308, 8. Crafton-297, 9. Coulter-292, 10. Gaughan-287.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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