Kyle Busch led four times for 75 of 200 laps en route to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch’s No. 51 team used pit strategy to get the win by only taking a splash of fuel to minimize their time on pit road.
“It barely made it. It ran out (of fuel) coming into victory lane.” Busch said.
This was Busch’s his fifth win of the season and also gave Toyota five consecutive victories in the series.
“It was a great race today. I’m real proud of the guys and Richie (crew chief) for working so hard on these trucks. We come to these tracks and sort of struggle sometimes. This is I think our third year together now and we seem to hit on something a little bit better not quite as good as the 33 or the 2 but there at the end we were out front when it mattered and had just the right amount of fuel in order to make it.” Busch said.
Busch has now won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in all three of NASCAR divisions.
“That’s cool, man. That’s something special. We look to do that everywhere we go but we’ve been fortunate enough to have good race trucks like we’ve had this year.” Busch said.
Ron Hornaday finished second, Kevin Harvick third, Matt Crafton fourth and Johnny Sauter finished fifth.
Hornaday sits atop the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings by 217 points over Matt Crafton with just six races remaining.
“It was a good day until after the race I guess. I didn’t know, I thought I was better than Kevin (Harvick) for a while and then he had newer tires.” Hornaday said.
The series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Saturday night.