After the drama-filled race at Martinsville, Ty Dillon managed to put it all behind him at Texas.
Dillon won the WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway after dominating for most of the race. Leading 130 of the 147 laps, Dillon captured his second win of the season in strong fashion.
The win at Texas also marked the 100th win for the No.3 in all of NASCAR’s national series.
A win at Texas closes out what was an eventful race at Martinsville less than a week ago. After an on-track incident with Kevin Harvick and the penalties handed down to the No 3 team by NASCAR, a win certainly is another way to look at things.
Johnny Sauter finished in second followed by Ron Hornaday, Brendan Gaughan and Justin Lofton to round out the top five.
The night at Texas didn’t go so well for Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch, as both went on to suffer from separate incidents. Keselowski had spun-out earlier in the race; Busch had engine failures.
Heading out of Texas, Matt Crafton remains on top with the points lead, taking home a top-10 finish. James Buescher remains in second, 46 points behind Crafton, and one point behind Buescher is Dillon.
With two races to go until the 2013 champion is crowned, if anyone wants to catch up to Crafton and win the championship, a win is essential. If Crafton manages to end the season with top-10 finishes, just like he has for the entire season, then his consistency can help him win the title. Consistency may be key for Crafton considering Buescher and Dillon are doing everything in their power to catch up.