Hornaday Scores 50th Career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory

[media-credit id=66 align=”alignleft” width=”266″][/media-credit]Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet started from the pole in the Kentucky 225 at a cold Kentucky Speedway. Dillon won the pole with a track record speed of 179.868 mph. Ron Hornaday started second in the No. 2 Hollywood Casino Chevrolet driving for Kevin Harvick, Inc.

During the first half of the race cautions were frequent, with the race seeing 7 caution flags early on. Josh Richards, driving the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota brought out the first caution when he spun and hit the wall hard on lap 2 of the 150 lap race. On lap 51 the No. 7 of Miguel Paludo spun collecting the No. 29 of of Parker Kligerman and the No. 9 of Max Papis.

After the half way mark the race settled into a long green flag run and drivers were forced to make  pit stops under green with about 20 laps to go.  Dillon had built up a large lead and it looked as if he would run away with yet another victory. Hornaday and his team had other plans, however, and came out of the green flag pit stop cycle with the lead. Dillon caught Hornaday once in traffic late in the race, but Hornaday was able to hold him off and score the win in his Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevrolet.


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The win was the Hornaday’s 50th career victory and is the most wins, overall, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Hornaday’s victory was his third win of the season. Dillon finished in 2nd , James Buescher finished 3rd in the No. 31, with Nelson Piquet Jr. 4th and Brian Ickler 5th in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

Dillon’s second place finish helped him retain his lead in the series point standings by three points over James Buescher with five races left to run in the season. Hornaday is now fifth, 42 points out of the lead in the championship standings.

Drivers trading the lead throughout the night included Hornaday, A. Dillon, Nelson Piquet Jr. in the No. 8, and Timothy Peters in the No. 17. Todd Bodine finished 7th, with Austin Dillon’s brother Ty finishing 18th after running out of fuel late in the race. The race was Ty’s debut in the series also driving a Richard Childress Racing truck.

Unofficial Race Results
Kentucky 225, Kentucky Speedway
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 2 2 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 48
2 1 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 43
3 8 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 42
4 3 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 41
5 4 18 Brian Ickler Toyota 40
6 16 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 38
7 12 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 38
8 10 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 37
9 20 98 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 35
10 14 81 David Starr Toyota 34
11 5 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 33
12 35 32 Blake Feese Chevrolet 32
13 9 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 31
14 17 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 31
15 24 33 Cale Gale Chevrolet 29
16 25 92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 28
17 13 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 28
18 15 121 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 26
19 18 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 25
20 36 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Dodge 0
21 32 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 23
22 23 66 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 22
23 6 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 21
24 19 23 Jason White Chevrolet 20
25 21 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 19
26 29 93 B.J. McLeod Chevrolet 18
27 30 7 John King Toyota 18
28 22 9 Max Papis Toyota 16
29 7 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 15
30 34 168 Clay Greenfield Dodge 0
31 28 87 Chris Jones Chevrolet 13
32 26 138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 0
33 27 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 11
34 11 151 Josh Richards Toyota 10
35 31 174 Mike Harmon Ford 0
36 33 127 Brent Raymer Chevrolet 0

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