Jun 26, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT
Nobody’s perfect – except Kyle Busch.
Busch has started five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this year and after Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, he has also won all five of those starts.
Busch won from the pole, leading 91 laps to win the sixth race overall for Kyle Busch Motorsports on the Truck series this season (teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. won the other one, two weeks ago at Gateway Motorsports Park in suburban St. Louis.
Busch has now won 40 NCWTS races in 120 starts, and Thursday’s win actually makes it six triumphs in a row, dating back to the 2013 season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He’s also led nearly 70 percent of the laps in the five races he’s been in this year.
Wallace started and finished second, the first time a Kyle Busch Motorsports has started on the front row and finished together.
“I’m proud to see the first KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports) one-two, that’s really cool for me as an owner and (wife) Samantha,” Busch said.
Busch had a nearly four-second lead before the caution flag fell with 12 laps left when Caleb Holman lost power, perhaps for running out of fuel.
On the ensuing restart, Wallace tried to challenge his boss for the first few laps before Busch pulled away and never looked back.
“He knew what he was doing,” Wallace said when asked if he thought he had a chance to beat Busch. “He’s so cool to work with, he’s hard to beat, he’s so good but I wouldn’t want to be with anybody else.”
“Kyle, that whole team, that whole program has been real good all year, they’ve shown it,” Blaney said. “We’re right there, we’re real close to them, we just need that little bit more speed, myself and Brad (teammate Keselowski) both.
“At the end of the day, we’re not happy with a third and we’re not happy to see that same truck in victory lane. We want to beat them and that’ll prove that we’ve really gone to the next step as a whole team.”
Sauter retained his lead in the NCWTS points standings, eight points ahead of Matt Crafton, who remains in second place.
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