Home Sweet Home: Kyle Busch wins at hometown Las Vegas for 3rd consecutive year.

For a record 57th time in his career in just his 151st start, Kyle Busch wins in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Limited to just five races per year as a NASCAR Cup Series regular, the Las Vegas native has managed to win seven straight starts in the Truck Series dating back to 2018.

Busch led 108 of the 134 laps, an unsurprisingly dominant performance for the 2-time and defending Cup Series champion in the truck that he owns. His teammate and Rookie of the Year contender Christian Eckes challenged him for the lead at the start of the second stage until contact with the wall brought out a caution.

Once the #18 was out of contention, Sheldon Creed took up the mantle of Kyle Busch’s biggest threat. Each restart, Creed would drive to the inside of Busch and run side-by-side with Busch until the #51 would clear the position and pull away.

As far as what Busch thought his biggest challenge was, he said it was his own truck.

“The restarts were crazy,” Busch said in Victory Lane, “We just couldn’t fire. We just couldn’t take off on the last couple (restarts).”

The last caution of the race came out when the third Kyle Busch Motorsports truck driven by Raphael Lessard broke loose in Turn 2 and slid up into last week’s winner Grant Enfinger. The two trucks slammed the outside wall and kept driving. The caution didn’t come out until Enfinger drove into Turn 3 and couldn’t keep his truck off the wall.

This set up what would be the final restart of the night, where Busch and Creed swapped the lead once again until Busch pulled away to lead the final 37 laps and win by almost a 6-second margin over polesitter Johnny Sauter.

Stage 1 Top-10: 51, 18, 13, 26, 16, 4, 40, 23, 99, 2
Stage 2 Top-10: 51, 18, 40, 98, 88, 23, 4, 38, 13

Strat 200 Results:

Pos#DriverTruckLapsStatus
151Kyle Busch (i)Toyota134Running
213Johnny SauterFord134Running
316Austin HillToyota134Running
488Matt CraftonFord134Running
599Ben RhodesFord134Running
621Zane Smith #Chevrolet134Running
738Todd GillilandFord134Running
815Tanner Gray #Ford134Running
952Stewart FriesenToyota134Running
102Sheldon CreedChevrolet134Running
1126Tyler AnkrumChevrolet134Running
1211Spencer DavisToyota134Running
1345Ty MajeskiChevrolet134Running
1440Ross Chastain (i)Chevrolet134Running
1530Brennan Poole (i)Toyota134Running
1623Brett MoffittChevrolet134Running
1722Austin Wayne SelfChevrolet134Running
189Codie RohrbaughChevrolet134Running
1902Tate Fogleman #Chevrolet133Running
203Jordan AndersonChevrolet132Running
2144Natalie DeckerChevrolet132Running
2219Derek Kraus #Toyota131Running
2318Christian Eckes #Toyota130Running
2400Angela RuchToyota130Running
2520Spencer BoydChevrolet129Running
2604Cory RoperFord128Running
2733Josh ReaumeToyota126Running
2856Timmy HillChevrolet113Overheating
2983Stefan ParsonsChevrolet112Running
304Raphael Lessard #Toyota90Accident
3198Grant EnfingerFord89Accident
3234Josh Bilicki (i)Toyota3Handling

Author: Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey (@TomBaileyScoop) grew up in the backyard of Chicagoland Speedway, making a passion for all motorsports inevitable. Tom is entering his first full year of racing coverage in 2020 as the owner and founder of InfieldScoop.com. You can contact him at [email protected]

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