The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been to Chicagoland five times, and Kyle Busch has dominated in a majority of those visits.
Busch captured the win at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series EnjoyIllinois.com 225 when he managed to Brad Keselowski within the final laps. Busch’s win at Chicago is the third time he has won in the Trucks Series at the track.
Keselowski led within the final portion of the race and was in search of his first Truck Series win of his career. Although he came close to capturing his first, Keselowski had to settle for second for the fifth time in his career. Ryan Blaney finished in third, followed by Matt Crafton and Ty Dillon to close out the top five.
Crafton continues to be at top of the point standings heading out of Chicago after he captured his 16th top-10 finish of the season. There have been 16 races in the year, and Crafton has managed to finish in the top-10 all year long, maintaining his spot as the leader. Last week’s race winner at Iowa Speedway James Buescher continues in second place within the points after an eighth-place finish.
Crafton extended his points lead at Chicago, now with a 47-point lead over Buescher.
The race at Chicagoland featured a battle to the finish between several of drivers. Although Busch and Keselowski traded the top spot several times, they have plenty of drivers right behind them. Blaney was one of the drivers inbetween Busch and Keselowski heading to the finish. With 12 lead changes among four drivers, the truck started the weekend at Chicago with a good show.
Even though the Trucks race featured Cup drivers Busch and Keselowski and even Nationwide Series driver and 2011 Trucks Series champion Austin Dillon to make it tougher for the truck regulars to win, they will have their own time to shine soon at the stand alone race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in about two weeks.