Ty Dillon dominated on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway to win the WinStar World Casino 350k NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. He led 130 of the 147 laps in his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Silverado to win his second race of 2013 and third of his Truck Series career.
While Dillon was challenged on each restart in the race he had the dominant truck on the long run and was able to easily win after no late caution flew. Johnny Sauter finished second, Ron Hornaday Jr third, Brendan Gaughan fourth, and Justin Lofton rounded out the top five.
Jeb Burton started on the pole for the seventh time in 20 races this season but it was Ty Dillon who made a three wide move on Burton and Lofton to take the lead on lap 1. By lap 10 Dillon had pulled away with Max Gresham second, Kyle Busch third, Burton fourth, and Lofton fifth.
Kyle Busch took the second position on lap 11. At lap 20 Dillon had a 4.3 second lead over Busch. The first caution then came out on lap 24 when Brad Keselowski spun after loosing the air on his truck while trying to pass Lofton through the dog leg on the front stretch. Keselowski spun into the grass and then back onto the track but did not hit anything. He did loose a lap however.
After pit stops Dillon led over Busch, Gaughan, Lofton and Burton. On the lap 29 restart Busch battled side-by-side with Dillon the first two laps and led at the line on laps 29 and 30 before Dillon was able to get by on lap 31. On lap 38 Ryan Blaney moved into the second position.
Then on lap 47 Kyle Busch came to pit road for an unscheduled pit stop due to overheating and lost a lap. At lap 50 Dillon had a 4.4 second lead over Blaney.
The second caution of the night flew on lap 60 when Bryan Silas spun after German Quiroga took the air off the back of his truck. Silas would finish in 27th. Kyle Busch took the free pass to get back on the lead lap. Justin Lofton's crew got him off pit road with the lead over Dillon, James Buescher, Gaughan, and Johnny Sauter.
On the lap 64 restart James Buescher battled side-by-side with with Dillon and led laps 64 and 65 before Dillon took the lead on lap 66. Kyle Busch hit pit road again on lap 73 after slowing and his crew cleaned his grill.Then the third caution came out on lap 100 when Kyle Busch's engine blew on the front stretch. Busch finished in 28th.
After pit stops Dillon was still in the lead with Sauter in second, Blaney third, Lofton fourth, and Buescher fifth. The race restarted on lap 106 and Ryan Blaney got the lead. Behind Blaney, Dillon and Buescher battled hard for second with Buescher prevailing on lap 111. Dillon moved back to second on lap 113 and then on lap 116 he made the pass on Blaney to take the lead back.
Dillon opened a big lead and had clear sailing as long as a caution did not come out late. It looked like one might when Jeb Burton slowed on lap 140 when he was out of gas. He crept to pit road and NASCAR did not throw a caution. Burton finished in 26th and Dillon cruised to the checkered flag for his second win of the season.
Johnny Sauter finished second, Ron Hornaday Jr third, Brendan Gaughan fourth, and Justin Lofton fifth. James Buescher took sixth, Darrell Wallace Jr seventh, Miguel Paludo eighth, John Wes Townley ninth, and Matt Crafton tenth. Ryan Sieg finished 11th, Joey Coulter 12th, Brennan Newberry 13th, German Quiroga 14th, and Ryan Blaney faded to 15th. Timothy Peters was 16th, Dokoda Armstrong 17th, and Max Gresham was 18th as the last lead lap truck. Justin Jennings was 19th, Spencer Gallagher 20th, and Brad Keselowski 21st.
Matt Crafton lost some ground but still holds the points lead with two races remaining. James Buescher is second but 46 points back and Ty Dillon is third 47 points back. Johnny Sauter moved up two spots to fourth, Jeb Burton is fifth, Darrell Wallace Jr sixth, Miguel Paludo seventh, Ryan Blaney eighth, Brendan Gaughan ninth, and Timothy Peters tenth.
The next race is the Lucas Oil 150 on Friday, November 8 at Phoenix International Raceway.
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