Ty Dillon Makes NASCAR History With Win At Kentucky

By Christy Valdez
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

After getting close to his second career win on several occasions, Ty Dillon finally got the job done at Kentucky Speedway.

Dillon won Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway after taking away the lead from Cup Series driver Kyle Busch with 26 laps to go. The win at Kentucky makes Dillon the youngest Truck Series winner at the track at 21 years, four months. He also became the sixth different winner within the eight races so far in the 2013 season.

The win at Kentucky gives Dillon his second career Truck Series win since Atlanta in 2012.

Dillon captured his first win of the year in a big way by passing Cup Series drivers Busch and Brad Keselowski within the final laps.

Keselowski is competing in all three Kentucky races this weekend along with Busch finished right behind Dillon in second. Busch finished in third followed by James Buescher, pole sitter Ryan Blaney, Timothy Peters, Miguel Paludo, German Quiroga, Jeb Burton and Matt Crafton.

The win at Kentucky comes just within weeks of the Truck Series last race at Texas in which Dillon finished in second after challenging Burton for the win. After a second place at Texas and a win at Kentucky, Dillon has moved up three spots within the point standings to third.

Another driver who benefitted at Kentucky was the reigning champion Buescher, who went on to capture his first top-five finish of the season. Buscher had gone in as the defending race winner as well as the winner of both Kentucky races in 2012.

Heading out of Kentucky, Crafton remains as the points leader with a 22-point lead over Burton and 40 over Dillon.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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