Busch wins the North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Kyle Busch overcame mistakes and some loose lug nuts early Saturday morning at Charlotte Motor Speedway and won the truck series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 after a lengthy rain causing the race not to begin until 11 p.m.

On the final restart with three laps to go, Busch was able to hold off Todd Bodine to collect his second win of the season despite not having a primary sponsor for the No. 18 Toyota. “I know these guys are maybe a little leery or worried about what’s going to happen about next year. All we can do is work as hard as we can to win race and find sponsorship.” Busch said.
 
Busch led a race-high 69 of 134 laps in route to his 18th NCWTS career victory. This was also Busch’s 70th NASCAR national series victory, which places him ninth on the all-time list.
 
Hornaday finished third, James Buescher fourth and Elliott Sadler finished fifth.
 
Bodine’s second place finish moves him into first place in the series standings by 2 points over Aric Almirola.
 
Two trucks started the race with loose lug nuts, including Busch’s. “They just found that three of the wheels were loose. We’ve just got to keep a better eye on our stuff, I guess.”
 
“I don’t have a good answer there. We’re 99 percent sure they were tight. As loose as the wheel was, there was no way he would have qualified. What happened? I don’t know. We fixed it, addressed it and it didn’t hinder us on what we did tonight so that’s the important part. We’ll just do a better job to make sure our guys are around our vehicles and keep an eye on things when they’re sitting outside of the garage area.” said Busch’s crew chief Eric Phillips. Austin Dillon’s truck was parked behind the No 18 of Busch’s in the impound area and he also had loose lug nuts. It is unknown if this was intentional or not.
 
Unofficial Race Results
North Carolina Education Lottery 200
May 21, 2010 – Race 7 of 25
Pos.
St.
No.
Driver
Make
Pts.
Bon.
Laps
1
1
18
Kyle Busch
Toyota
195
10
134
2
9
30
Todd Bodine
Toyota
175
5
134
3
5
33
Ron Hornaday
Chevrolet
170
5
134
4
2
31
James Buescher
Chevrolet
160
0
134
5
4
2
Elliott Sadler
Chevrolet
160
5
134
6
14
5
Mike Skinner
Toyota
150
0
134
7
12
51
Aric Almirola
Toyota
146
0
134
8
16
23
Jason White
Dodge
142
0
134
9
15
81
David Starr
Toyota
138
0
134
10
7
17
Timothy Peters
Toyota
134
0
134
11
11
88
Matt Crafton
Chevrolet
130
0
134
12
6
13
Johnny Sauter
Chevrolet
127
0
134
13
17
56
Tayler Malsam
Toyota
124
0
134
14
19
4
Ricky Carmichael
Chevrolet
121
0
134
15
18
7
Justin Lofton *
Toyota
118
0
134
16
13
15
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Toyota
115
0
134
17
30
60
Narain Karthikeyan
Chevrolet
112
0
134
18
28
10
Jennifer Jo Cobb *
Ford
109
0
133
19
36
48
Hermie Sadler
Chevrolet
111
5
132
20
26
12
Mario Gosselin
Chevrolet
103
0
131
21
20
90
Brad Sweet
Toyota
100
0
130
22
23
47
Brett Butler *
Chevrolet
97
0
130
23
31
6
J C Stout
Dodge
94
0
129
24
34
57
Norm Benning
Chevrolet
91
0
128
25
32
46
Terry Jones
Dodge
88
0
122
26
3
7
Donny Lia
Chevrolet
85
0
120
27
24
150
T.J. Bell
Chevrolet
82
0
120
28
10
129
Brad Keselowski
Dodge
79
0
111
29
18
21
Chris Eggleston *
Chevrolet
76
0
108
30
13
192
Dennis Setzer
Chevrolet
73
0
108
31
35
1
Michael Guerity
Chevrolet
70
0
91
32
25
39
Ryan Sieg
Chevrolet
67
0
88
33
29
85
Brent Raymer
Ford
64
0
76
34
21
116
Wes Burton
Chevrolet
61
0
59
35
8
3
Austin Dillon *
Chevrolet
58
0
55
36
27
93
Mike Garvey
Chevrolet
55
0
9
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