Owner-driver Kyle Busch led a race-high 32 laps in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Pocono Raceway, before an incident on track resulted in a 25th-place finish for his No. 51 Textron Off Road Toyota Tundra.
Date: July 29, 2017
Event: Overton’s 150 (Race 12 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Pocono Raceway in Long Pond (2.5-mile tri-oval)
Format: Three Stages; 15 laps/15 laps/30 laps
Start/Finish: 2nd/25th (Accident, completed 36 of 60 laps)
Winner: Christopher Bell of Kyle Busch Motorsports (Toyota)
Stage One Recap:
- When the green flag flew for Saturday’s Overton’s 150, owner-driver Kyle Busch rolled off the grid on the front row in the second position. Busch made the pass for the lead over fellow Toyota driver Ben Rhodes on the first lap of the race. During the stage Busch complimented his No. 51 Toyota Racing team by saying over the radio he had a great truck. When the caution came out to end the stage Busch had led every lap.
Stage Two Recap:
- After a two-tire stop on pit road, Busch started Stage Two leading the field to green. Busch continued to be happy with his truck throughout the stage and when the caution flew to end Stage Two, he had led all 30 laps of the race.
Stage Three Recap:
- Busch started Stage Three by making a trip down pit road for four fresh tires and a track bar adjustment. When the field restarted on Lap 33, the No. 51 Tundra was ninth in the lineup. On Lap 36, Busch was caught in an incident on track that spun him into the wall in Turn 2. When the checkered flag flew, Busch was scored 25th.
Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 Textron Off Road Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
What happened that took you out of the race?
“I don’t know, just going down the straightaway on the bottom side and gave as much room as I could to the outside guys, I thought we were only three-wide and I just got door-slammed three or four times. Then it just upset the truck on entry and got loose, backed it in the fence. That’s about it, should have never been back there.”
Overton’s 150 Recap:
- KBM’s Christopher Bell won his fourth race of the season followed by Ben Rhodes, Ryan Truex, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded the top-five finishers.
- The race featured four cautions for a total of 15 laps. There were four lead changes among four drivers.
How Busch’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 24th
- Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 4 Toyota, finished first
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 51 Toyota Racing team remains eighth in the Truck Series Owner Championship Standings.
Owner-driver Kyle Busch will pilot the No. 51 Toyota Tundra when the Truck Series returns on Saturday, August 12, at Michigan International Raceway. Live coverage begins with the NCWTS Setup Show at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.