Date: Feb. 24, 2018
Event: Active Pest Control 200 (Race 2 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 40 laps/40 laps/50 laps
Start/Finish: 1st / 21st (running, completed 133 of 134 laps)
Winner: Brett Moffitt of Hattori Racing (Toyota)
Kyle Busch started from the pole in his No. 4 Cessna Tundra and led a race-high 67 laps before a miscue on the final pit stop ended his chance at victory.
Stage One Recap:
- Starting from the pole, Busch’s Cessna Tundra was very tight throughout the first stage of the race.
- He finished the first 40-lap stage in third place and requested several adjustments for his first pit stop on lap 43.
- After four tires, fuel, air pressure, wedge and track bar adjustments, he returned to the race in third place to start the second stage.
Stage Two Recap:
- The adjustments made to the Cessna Tundra seemed to help as Busch took the lead from Matt Crafton on lap 53.
- He stayed out front and won Stage Two of the race. He pitted on lap 83 for a few more adjustments to prepare for the final 50-lap stage.
Stage Three Recap:
- Busch started the final stage second and took the lead from Johnny Sauter within six laps.
- It looked as though Busch would win his first NCWTS race of the season until a caution came out with five laps to go. He was called to pit road for four tires and an air pressure adjustment so he wouldn’t be too tight at the end of the race.
- A miscue on pit road resulted in the left-rear tire falling off the truck which left Busch a lap down in 21stplace to end the race.
Active Pest Control 200 Recap:
- Brett Moffitt won the race, followed by KBM’s Noah Gragson, Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured five cautions for a total of 24 laps. There were nine lead changes among six drivers. Busch led three times for 67 laps and Gragson led once for 43 laps.
How Busch’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 2nd
- Spencer Davis, driver of the No. 51 Toyota, finished 13th
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team leaves Atlanta ranked fourth in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings, 38 points out of first.
Busch will compete in the No. 51 Cessna Tundra when the Truck Series returns to action March 2 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and Spencer Davis will be behind the wheel of the No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra as well. Live coverage of the race begins at 9 p.m. ET on FS1.