Found April 14, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
Photo- Getty Images To say Kyle Larson had a good day would be the biggest understatement so far this year. Larson had a phenomenal day where he led over half of the laps in the race and he was able to hold off various drivers for the lead throughout the afternoon. He had never raced a lap in a truck before at the Rockingham Speedway before this weekend and by the end of a race, he looked like he had been racing at the Rock all of his life. Besides this win being Larson’s first Truck win, this was his first victory in any of the top levels of NASCAR. A pure dominant performance was put on by Kyle Larson today at the Rock. Turner-Scott Motorsports paraded the field all day since their trucks led just about every lap of the event. James Buescher was able to get to the lead on lap 1 and he led it until lap 19 when Larson was out front for the first time of the day. The first half of the race seemed to fly by and Kyle Larson was still leading once the crossed-flags were waved. Last year’s champion, James Buescher, had some troubles on lap 143 when he brought out the fourth caution of the race. He spun out in turn 1 after some contact from the lapped truck of Mike Harmon. Buescher went a lap down under the caution and he was never able to make it back up to the front of the field. The action started to pick up in the final thirty laps when the drivers started to get more aggressive. The first of three cautions to fly in the final thirty laps came out with 29 laps to go when Chris Jones spun off of turn 2. The next yellow-flag followed soon after when Todd Bodine spun off turn 2 and hit the inside wall on the backstretch on the restart following Jones’ caution. Larson looked to have the race won even though Joey Logano was quickly closing on him in the final five laps, but Logano got a real chance to go after the win when a caution came out with 3 laps to go. The yellow-flag was for Ryan Sieg and Timothy Peters who wrecked on the frontstretch after Peters tried to clear Sieg when he wasn’t and Peters was turned into the frontstretch wall. A separate incident occurred under the caution when Ron Hornaday Jr. wrecked Darrell Wallace Jr. in turn 3. Hornaday Jr. felt like Wallace Jr. was racing him a little too rough and Hornaday Jr. showed his displeasure by intentionally turning Wallace Jr. into the turn 3 wall under caution. Hornaday Jr. was penalized by having to go to the end of the longest line, but don’t be surprised if more actions are taken in the coming days. Once the field went back to green with 2 laps to go, Larson set sail. Logano spun his tires on the restart and that allowed Larson to pull away from him. Logano closed in on the final lap, but it was too late. Larson grabbed the checkered flag and celebrated his first Truck Series win. Larson had a dominant day and his reward was getting to celebrate in victory lane. He isn’t a Truck Series regular so this race was all about bragging rights and he definitely earned the right to brag after the performance he put on. The Truck Series heads to Kansas next weekend for their first race on the new surface. The action will be fierce at Kansas and you don’t want to miss the race.
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