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Kyle Busch Wins SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway

May 9th, 2014 at 11:57 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

It was a race filled with several accidents but when it was all said and done Kyle Busch won his 37th career NASCAR Camping World Series race in the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway Friday night. Busch won by 3.3 seconds over runner-up driver Matt Crafton

Finishing third in the event was Joey Logano, who was running Brad Keselowski's #19 Ford. Finishing in the fourth position was Austin Dillon with Tayler Malsam finishing in the fifth position. Finishing in the sixth position was Jeb Burton, on a day it was learned that he will most likely be signing a deal to run the full season with ThorSport Racing. German Quiroga finished in the seventh spot and Ron Hornaday Jr finishing in the eighth spot. Joe Nemechek finished in the ninth position and Mason Mingus rounded out the top ten. 

The race was slowed nine times for 46 laps of caution including eight cautions in the first 85 laps. On the first lap of the race several contending drivers were involved in a wreck. Brennan Newberry got into the back of Ron Hornaday Jr sending Hornaday into the outside wall, collecting Spencer Gallagher, German Quiroga and Timothy Peters. Gallagher finished 30th after he was unable to continue. 

The races second caution occurred on lap nine when Brian Ickler crashed hard in turn two. Ickler lost control of his #7 Red Horse Racing truck and slammed the outside wall. Ickler finished 27th. 

On lap 34 the races' third caution flag flew when Todd Shafer spun. Caution four occurred when Shafer's teammate Jimmy Weller III crashed. On lap 57 the races' fifth caution flag flew when John Wes Townley, Ron Hornaday Jr and Ben Kennedy crashed. Kennedy had the most damage and finished 20th. Brennen Newberry crashed twice bringing out both the sixth and seventh caution flags. Newberry finished 24th. Ryan Blaney lost control of his Ford F-150 on lap 85 to bring out the race's eighth caution. Blaney was racing teammate Joey Logano for the lead when he spun and then was collided into hard by  Johnny Sauter and Tyler Young. All three trucks were done for the night. Sauter finished 21st with Blaney coming home 22nd and Young coming home 23rd. 

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The race's final caution occurred on lap 125 when Brian Silas spun. The race was restarted on lap 128 with Austin Dillon in front in the #20 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet after he took two tires. Kyle Busch would pass Dillon for the lead on lap 146 of 167 and wouldn't look back leading the last 21 laps and pulling out to a 3.3 second lead. Busch is now two-for-two in the Truck Series in 2014 after also winning in Daytona.

Other notables in the field included John Wes Townley as the last lead lap truck in 11th, Joey Coulter in 12th, Jennifer Jo Cobb in 13th, Timothy Peters in 14th and Darrell Wallace Jr in 15th.

Winning crew chief Eric Phillips moved into sole possession as the Camping World Truck Series all-time wins leader. 

Matt Crafton leads the points after the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway which was race three of 22. Timothy Peters is second in the points eight points behind with Ron Hornaday Jr eight points back as well. Fourth in the standings is German Quiroga, who is 11 points out of the lead with Johnny Sauter fifth in the standings 15 points back. Ryan Blaney is 19 points back in sixth with Jeb Burton seventh in the points, 22 points behind Crafton. Eighth in the standings is Ben Kennedy who is 24 points out of the lead with Darrell Wallace Jr 30 points back in ninth. John Wes Townley is tenth in the standings 33 points back. 

The next race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule is the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night, May 16th. 

Tags: kansas speedway, Kyle Busch, Matt Crafton, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, SFP 250

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