NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: Gander Outdoors 150, Race 14 of 23, 60 Laps – 15/15/30; 150 Miles
Location: Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (2.5-mile tri-oval)
Date/Broadcast: July 28, 2018 at 1p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- In three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the 2.5-mile track, Kyle Busch has one win, two top-five and two top-10 finishes. He has led 85 laps and has an average finish of 9.3.
- Earlier this season at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, he claimed his 50th career NCWTS win and 20th career NCWTS pole. He is one win away from tying the record for most NCWTS wins currently held by Ron Hornaday Jr.
- Busch will make his fifth and final NCWTS start of the 2018 season at Pocono in the No. 51 Cessna Tundra. He won the pole, led 67 laps and appeared to be in line for a win driving for the No. 4 team at Atlanta, until a miscue on the final pit stop dashed his hopes for a victory. He won from the pole at Las Vegas after leading 55 laps and he finished second at both Kansas and Charlotte in May.
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Kyle Busch, Driver Q&A
What are your thoughts on possibly tying the NCWTS win record this weekend?
“If it happens, it happens. Everybody asks me about it each week so I am well aware of it. We gave up a chance to win at Atlanta (Motor Speedway) and we did win at Las Vegas (Motor Speedway) and finished second at Kansas (Speedway) and Charlotte (Motor Speedway). The 51 team has a pretty good run going of good finishes and have done a good job. All of Kyle Busch Motorsports seems to be doing a good job. I’m really pumped and excited for what Rudy (Fugle, No. 18 crew chief) has been able to lead this company to and what the other crew chiefs are doing in his footsteps as well. I still have this weekend to see if I can tie the win record. I am looking forward to seeing what we can do.”
Kyle Busch Career Highlights
- Currently has 50 wins, 20 poles, 6,363 laps led, 92 top-five and 113 top-10 finishes across 144 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts
- Has won 34.7% (50/144) of the NCWTS races he has entered and finished first or second in 52.7% (76/144)
- His 190 all-time combined NASCAR national series wins rank second all-time (Richard Petty 200)
Kyle Busch’s No. 51 Cessna Tundra:
KBM-054: The No. 51 Cessna team will race KBM-054, for Saturday’s Gander Outdoor 150 at Pocono Raceway. It will be the debut for this Tundra.
KBM Notes of Interest
- KBM drivers have collected three wins, 166 laps led, seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 8.4 across 17 starts at Pocono
- Kyle Busch led 53 of 69 laps to collect his team’s first-ever victory at the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 2015, William Byron made it back-to-back wins leading 44 of 60 laps 2016 and Christopher Bell made it a three-peat winning last year.
- After Logan Seavey’s eighth-place finish at Eldora, the No. 51 team has one win (Kyle Busch) and two poles (Kyle Busch and Harrison Burton), six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked third in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (67) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).