Date: March 3, 2023
Event: Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 (Race 2 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile tri-oval)
Format: Three Stages; 30 laps/30 laps/74 laps
Start/Finish: 1st/1st (Running, completed 134 of 134 laps)
Winner: Kyle Busch of Kyle Busch Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Kyle Busch captured the pole and led a race-high 84 laps en route to his 63rd career victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Friday night at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Busch finished the 134-lap event 4.981 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Zane Smith.
It was KBM’s 99th victory as an organization and the first under the Chevrolet banner.
Kyle Busch, Driver of the No. 51 Zariz Transport Chevrolet:
Talk about winning in your hometown.
“It’s great. Thank you guys – thank all the fans for coming out. Rowdy Nation getting loud. It’s an honor to just be able to drive in the Truck Series. I appreciate being able to come out here with KBM – my own team – and have some fun and work on our stuff and make sure we have good stuff. We had a really good Zariz Chevy tonight. Can’t thank all my guys and girls enough – everybody at KBM and Rowdy Manufacturing. Billy Ballew is onboard with us today – if you need a used vehicle check him out. A lot of great memories with Billy and another great memory here tonight in Vegas. We’ve got a whole new group and still winning – so it’s fun.”
Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Recap:
- Kyle Busch won Friday night’s Victoria Voice Foundation 200 at his hometown track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was the 63rd victory of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career. Zane Smith finished second, while Ben Rhodes, Corey Heim and Ty Majeski rounded out the top five.
- There were six cautions for 24 laps and 16 lead changes among eight drivers, including Busch who led five times for a race-high 84 laps.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Owner Point Standings:
The No. 51 team leaves the second race of the season 13th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series owner point standings.