Hamlin wins the NCWTS Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway

Denny Hamlin passed Austin Dillon and Ron Hornaday Jr. with 14 laps to go and won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

[media-credit name=”Barry Albert” align=”alignright” width=”243″][/media-credit]Dillon’s car slid up the track coming out of the second turn on the final restart and Hamlin was able to get around Hornaday and Dillion to win his first NCTWS race in 12 starts in the No 18 Traxxas Toyota for Kyle Busch.

“It was great. Those guys, I know they were battling for the championship, so I didn’t want to put them in three -wide at any point, but it was just a gift right there into turns one and two.” Hamlin said.  “I have to thank Kyle (Busch) for letting me drive this truck. This is something that really means a lot to me to get my very first Truck Series victory.”


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“We gave it to him. I just didn’t make the first turn and I ran into Ron. If I hadn’t done that it would have been one of us in victory lane. I’ve just got to figure out how to make that first turn better on restarts.” Dillion said.

Hornaday finished second, Dillon third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Joey Coulter finished fifth. James Buescher finished 10th and Dillion now holds a 11 point lead over Buescher in the series standings with two races remaining. Hornaday is 15 points out.

“It was a great day … a pretty cool day for us. Austin raced me pretty hard at the end. I don’t know how Denny snuck through us and stole the win.” Hornaday said.

 

Unofficial Race Results
Kroger 200, Martinsville Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=23
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 3 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota 0
2 2 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 43
3 10 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 42
4 4 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 41
5 12 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 39
6 6 2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 0
7 13 121 Cale Gale Chevrolet 37
8 9 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 36
9 28 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 35
10 5 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 34
11 7 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 34
12 1 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 33
13 18 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 31
14 21 170 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 30
15 26 23 Jason White Chevrolet 29
16 11 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 28
17 8 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 27
18 15 9 Max Papis Toyota 26
19 14 124 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 0
20 29 136 Grant Enfinger Dodge 24
21 16 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 23
22 22 81 David Starr Toyota 22
23 17 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 21
24 20 92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 20
25 24 66 Max Gresham Chevrolet 19
26 36 109 Bryan Silas Ford 0
27 19 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 17
28 25 151 Josh Richards Toyota 16
29 33 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 15
30 31 265 Tyler Tanner Ford 14
31 27 197 Matt Lofton Toyota 13
32 34 32 Blake Feese Chevrolet 12
33 30 20 Johanna Long * Toyota 11
34 32 7 T.J. Duke Toyota 10
35 23 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 9
36 35 93 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 8

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