Originally written on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News  |  Last updated 9/27/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Kyle Busch, driver of the #5 Sta-Green/Lowe's Chevrolet, races in front of Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Arby's Ford, during the NASCAR Busch Series ARIZONA.TRAVEL 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2007 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kyle Busch appeared to be in a position to contend for his sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in as many starts this season, until he ran out of fuel while leading just past the halfway mark of the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Busch had opened up over a four-second lead and was within a few laps of making a scheduled stop when he radioed to his crew that he was out of fuel. He coasted the ToyotaCare Tundra down pit road and after the over-the-wall crew completed a four-tire stop and got the truck refired, returned to the track one lap down in the 15th position. With the fastest race in Truck Series history proceeding caution free the rest of the way, Busch was only able to battle his way back to a fifth-place finish.   "We showed during the first half of the race that KBM had the two fastest trucks out there today, unfortunately both us and the 54 ran out of gas and neither Darrell (Wallace Jr.) or myself were able to finish what we started -- can't seem to catch a break at this track," said Busch, who led 14 laps. "Proud of everyone at KBM and ToyotaCare for the streak we had going -- wining my first five starts this year and six dating back to Homestead last year -- it's unfortunate that it had to end, but we'll look to get another streak started next week at Bristol."   Busch, who was making his 500th career NASCAR National Series start in a Toyota, rolled off pit road from the 11th position. After getting run up the track into the rubbish on lap two and gently brushing the wall, the ToyotaCare Tundra fell back to the 16th spot on lap three. From there, he regrouped and began to march forward. By the time the lone caution of the race occurred on lap 10, he was running in the ninth spot. Crew chief Eric Phillips summoned his driver to pit road to replenish the fuel load and make a chassis adjustment, then returned his driver to the track scored in the fifth position.   On lap 25, 'Rowdy' had maneuvered up to the second spot, where he tucked in behind his teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace Jr., who didn't pit under the first caution, made a scheduled stop on lap 38 and surrendered the lead to his boss. When the third-place truck also pitted, Busch found himself with over a six-second lead and began to conserve fuel. Despite registering slower lap times to save fuel, KBM's owner-driver still had over a four-second lead as the race approached halfway.   A few laps before the team was going to make their final stop, Busch came over the radio alerting them that he had ran out of fuel. The over-the-wall crew administered a four-tire and fuel stop and attempted to get the truck refired. After some extra time in the pit stall, the ToyotaCare Tundra came to life and returned to the track one lap down in the 15th spot.   With many teams on varying pit strategies, Busch was able to get his lap back quickly and worked his way back inside the top 10 with 25 laps remaining.  The ToyotaCare Tundra made one more visit to pit road with 13 laps remaining for two right-side tires and fuel and returned to the track scored in the seventh position. 'Rowdy' picked up two more positions in the closing laps and collected the No. 51 team's seventh top-five finish in 12 starts this season.   Johnny Sauter picked up his first win of 2014 and the 10th of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career. Matt Crafton crossed the stripe .433 seconds behind him in the runner-up position. Ron Hornaday Jr., Tayler Malsam, and Busch rounded out the top-five finishers.   Wallace Jr. led three times for a race-high 48 laps, but also ran out of fuel with 25 laps remaining and ended the day with an 11th-place finish.   The 12th race of the 2014 season featured one caution for a total of six laps. There were 10 lead changes among five drivers. The No. 51 remained second in the Owner's point standings and are currently two points behind the No. 98 team.    Kyle Busch will be back behind the wheel of the No. 51 Dollar General Tundra when the Truck Series resumes action at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Live coverage of the UNOH 200 on Fox Sports 1 begins with the Truck Series Setup Show at 8 p.m. ET.   KBM PR
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Singletary expected to get head coaching job

TCU players furious about College Football Playoff snub

Ex-Redskin London Fletcher blasts Jim Haslett

Report: Ngata took Adderrall to keep up with his kids

Brian Hoyer unlikely to be with Browns in 2015

Report: Michigan 'convinced' Jim Harbaugh is staying in NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Bears considered benching Jay Cutler

CM Punk signs with UFC, expects to debut in 2015

NBA execs: Jason Kidd not playing Jabari Parker enough

Report: Redskins could fire Jay Gruden after season

Jimbo Fisher on committee: 'Decision just got made'

Adrian Peterson: I’m just now entering the prime of my career

WATCH: Elton John falls out of chair during tennis match

WATCH: Joseph Fauria twerks after scoring touchdown

WATCH: Chris Baker does 'hands up, don't shoot' after sack

Five reasons Oregon can win the College Football Playoff

WATCH: Jets WR makes great catch while being tackled

Reggie Bush makes political statement with shirt

WATCH: Cam Newton's celebration sparks brawl

WATCH: Geno Smith throws pick-six on first pass attempt

College Football Playoff is set

Art Briles criticizes, confronts Big 12 commissioner

Lane Kiffin celebrates TD before it happens, again

Report: Red Sox owner flew to meet with Jon Lester

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Joe Fauria twerks after TD

TCU players furious over playoff snub

London Fletcher blasts Jim Haslett

Bush wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

Saints, Panthers get into scrum

Report: Haloti Ngata reveals reason for Adderall use

Here's why Derrick Rose is the man

Hoyer unlikely to be with Browns in 2015

Briles confronts Big 12 commissioner

WATCH: Jimbo yells at Jameis

Redskins might fire Jay Gruden?

Ohio State shuts out Wisconsin

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.