2011-05-19 / Entertainment

Kyle Busch again

Kyle Busch pulled away from Cole Whitt after a restart on Lap 198 of 200, to win the Dover Truck race under caution when Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timothy Peters wrecked on the final lap.

“Cole Whitt did a really nice job,” Busch said in victory lane. “I think he’s got something going on over there. The guys do a really nice job, and he’s fast. He’s quick week in and week out, and this is the first one he’s really contended for – that I’ve been in, anyway.”

“I snookered him (Whitt) on the second- to-last restart, and I got him a little bit there, but on that last restart, he was right with me. We ran down into Turn 1 side-by-side. I chose the bottom because I felt like running through (turns) 1 and 2 wide open, it was the way around.”

It was Busch’s third truck series victory in five starts this season, and the 27th time in the series.

“Running second to Kyle is like winning the race for us,” Whitt said. “We’ll take that and move on and go to Charlotte (May 20) and try to win one there.”

Matt Crafton came home third and claimed the series points lead. Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick ran fourth and fifth, respectively. Joey Coulter, Brendan Gaughan, James Buescher, Ron Hornaday and Justin Marks were the remaining top-10 finishers.

Top-10 leaders after 6 of 25: 1. Crafton-225, 2. Sauter- 220, 3. Whitt-218, 4. Hornaday 217, 5. Peters-212, 6. Dillon 203, 7. Papis-173, 8. Rogers-168, 9. Bodine-165, 10. Gaughan-164

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