Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch finished fifth in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, the first time in six starts this season he did not win the race. KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr. finished 11th at the 2.5-mile track.
Qualifying for the race was something of a fiasco, as only Ryan Blaney was able to start a lap before time ran out in the final round of knockout qualifying. As a result, positions 2 through 12 were based on Round Two speeds, putting Wallace Jr. in fourth in the No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra and Busch in 11th in the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra.
Busch, who started his 500th national series race in a Toyota on Saturday, was leading the race just past the halfway point when he ran out of gas; once the team got the Tundra restarted, Busch worked his way back into the fifth position. Busch led 14 laps in the 100-lap race.
Wallace Jr. led a race-high 48 laps before he, too, got caught out of gas; the young driver went down a lap in the process.
Toyota driver Johnny Sauter won the Careers for Veterans 200, followed by his teammate Matt Crafton. Ron Hornaday Jr. finished third, followed by Tayler Malsam.
The Camping World Truck Series gets back on track Wednesday night, August 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch and Wallace Jr. will once again be behind the wheels of their Toyota Tundras for an exciting short-track battle. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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