It was the rowdy show once again in the truck series at Las Vegas as Kyle Busch claimed all three stages to take the win in the Strat 200.
Once it was discovered that Busch would be running his own truck in this series, you knew he was going to win. Busch came into this race winning his previous six starts in the trucks and tonight was no different.
Busch’s only competition would come from GMS Racing’s Sheldon Creed, who would battle Busch hard on multiple restarts in the final stage, but to no avail as Creed would lose handling and succumb to a 10th-place finish.
While the racing wasn’t always the best for the lead, there would be many instances of two-wide and three-wide throughout the field that would lead to multiple incidents.
The most significant of those incidents would be in the final stage as the 4 truck of Raphael Lessard and the 98 truck of Grant Enfinger would make contact off of turn 2 and both crash; eliminating each other from the race.
Christian Eckes, Kyle Busch’s teammate, ran well through stage 1 and stage 2, but would get into the wall, ruining his day and winding up with a 23rd-place finish.
With a 2nd-place finish, Johnny Sauter assumed the points lead by one point over Austin Hill, who finished in 3rd. This was Sauter’s 10th top-ten finish in 14 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For Hill, this was his third top-ten finish in five races at Las Vegas.
Zane Smith was the highest-finishing rookie in the GMS Racing 21 truck.
Tanner Gray had the most underrated run of the night with an eighth-place finish in the DGR-Crosley 15 truck. Todd Gilliland also had a great run with a ninth-place finish in the Front Row Motorsports 38 truck.
The truck series will take the next two weeks off and return in mid-March at Atlanta Motor Speedway.