Busch Wins Saturday’s Trucks Race at Texas

Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas on Saturday night, getting the victory in his second race of the day after a postrace disqualification took away his apparent Xfinity Series win earlier in the day. 

Busch made a final green-flag stop with 36 laps to go, when he had to slam his brakes on entry to pit road to avoid a penalty. He then almost pulled into the wrong pit stall, initially veering toward the No. 18 markers _ the number of his Cup car _ instead of the No. 51 Toyota truck. 

It was a 1-2 finish for Kyle Busch’s team, with the owner finishing 0.777 seconds over 19-year-old rookie driver Christian Eckes, the driver of that No. 18 Toyota that Busch owns.

Busch got his 212th career win for Busch in NASCAR’s top three series, one that he thought he had earlier in the Xfinity race.  Busch got his 59th career win in 155 Trucks Series starts. He still has 97 Xfinity wins, to go along with 56 Cup Series wins. 

Busch led five times for 72 laps. Eckes led four times for 52 laps.

Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt, the stage two winner, rounded out the top five.


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