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• Darrell Wallace, Jr. earned his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award on Friday, May 31, at Dover (Del.) International Speedway becoming the youngest pole sitter in series history at the age of 19.
• Making his first NCWTS start at the famed one-mile track, Wallace and his No. 54 Camping World/Good Sam Toyota Tundra led the field to green for the Lucas Oil 200 and with a strong truck, immediately began to pull away from the field.
• Settling in for 200 laps around the ‘Monster Mile,’ Wallace led the first 119 laps and earned the award for most laps led.
• Only making minor adjustments throughout the first half of the race, Wallace radioed his team on several occasions that his truck was solid as he mapped his way around the concrete oval.
• With a long-green flag run, Wallace gave up the lead for the first time on lap 120 for a scheduled pit stop for four tires, fuel and adjustments. Once the field cycled through stops, eventual winner Kyle Busch had taken over the lead and Wallace was scored second.
• Continuing to run in the top five, Wallace began slipping back in the field as he began to fight his free-handling Toyota Tundra. Opting to pit under a late caution on lap 181 from the fifth position for adjustments, Wallace restarted the race on lap 184 from ninth. Unable to gain positions in the closing laps, Wallace finished the Lucas Oil 200 with a solid 10th-place finish. The finish is Wallace’s third top-10 finish in six NCWTS starts.
• Following the race, the team told Wallace a spring rubber had fallen out and that was the result of the change in handling of his No. 54 Camping World/Good Sam Toyota Tundra.
• Busch won the race followed by Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan.
Darrell Wallace, Jr.’s Post Race Thoughts: “That’s what we needed, not what we wanted, but that’s what we needed. Just coming back after the last race and a top-10 is what we wanted — it’s what we shoot for each and every race out of the week — especially a win. If we can land those –that will get us back up there in the points. Ended up leading 119 laps and the spring rubber fell out there at the end, that’s why we couldn’t really gain anything. We gained a couple right there on the second to last restart, but got bunched up on the bottom and lost all the track position. I’m still proud of our Camping World/Good Sam Toyota Tundra team. We’re close, we’re that much closer.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Kyle Busch pulled away in the final laps to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday at Dover International Speedway.
Busch won in the series for the second straight race following his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Matt Crafton was second and Ryan Blaney third. Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top five.
At 19 years old, Darrell Wallace became the youngest...
Kyle Busch led twice for 50 laps en route to his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and second consecutive win at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in NASCAR’s third division. Busch, who started the race from the fifth spot, took the lead for good on lap 169 and held serve on two late restarts to pick up his 32nd career Truck Series victory...
With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Brandon and Brittany opened up the weekend by picking the winner of the race, Kyle Busch.
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Kyle Busch (fourth) was the highest finishing Camry driver in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Dover International Speedway.
Camry drivers Clint Bowyer (sixth) and Mark Martin (ninth) also recorded top-10 finishes in the 400 mile race.
Hamlin started from the pole and led 41 laps (of 400) on the one-mile concrete oval before having mechanical issues and finished...
DOVER, Del – Kurt Busch was a caution away from having a legitimate shot at winning Sunday’s FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
But the yellow flag didn’t wave at the opportune time for the Furniture Row Racing driver, who ended the 400-lap, 400-mile race in 12th place.
After coming down pit road for fresh tires and fuel on Lap 283, Busch did...
Kurt Busch topped the speed chart in Happy Hour on Saturday with a lap of 153.224 mph.
Now, if only the Furniture Row Racing team can help its championship driver convert that speed into a win on Sunday.
Certainly, the tools exist. Unofficially, some -- including the driver -- consider the No. 78 Chevrolet the fourth Richard Childress Racing car. And although FRR team owner Barney...
Tundra driver Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Dover International Speedway.
Tundra drivers have now won six consecutive NCWTS races at Dover — Scott Speed (2008), Brian Scott (2009), Aric Almirola (2010), Kyle Busch (2011), Todd Bodine (2012) and Busch (2013).
Busch led 50 laps (of 200) en route to his...
DOVER, Del. — Pulling away from runner-up Matt Crafton during a four-lap run to the finish, Kyle Busch won Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch sped away after a restart on Lap 197 of 200, as Crafton and third-place finisher Ryan Blaney battled for the second spot.
The victory was owner/driver Busch’s second of...
Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 23.495 seconds in the final practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks from Dover. Rounding out the top five was Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon.
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Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the pole for Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 from Dover with a time of 22.986 seconds. Chase Elliott, Jeb Burton, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch round out the top five starting positions. With only 36 entries, no drivers missed the show. The event will be live on SPEED at 5 PM EST.
Darrell Wallace Jr.
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