Saturday’s race at Pocono Raceway, sometimes called the “Tricky Triangle” due to its unique shape, yielded two top 10 finishes for Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Erik Jones and Darrell Wallace Jr. The two young drivers finished sixth and eighth respectively in the 11th race of the Camping World Truck Series season.
Jones’s No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra started 13th and suffered from handling issues for the first half of the race. the Tundra came around in the last half of the 60-lap event, as Jones advanced from 20th following a Lap 30 pit stop to 11th by Lap 46. Jones ran as high as third, but was shuffled back in the green-white-checkered finish to sixth.
"Our ToyotaCare Tundra definitely got better as the race went on - we just came up a bit short," said Jones on the KBM website. "It was a good day overall, I just wish we would've been on that outside line on that last restart. Eric (Phillips, crew chief) did a great calling the race and getting us good track position for the end. We probably should've run third - don't know if we had anything for the win, but you never know what can happen if you're in the right place at the right time on a restart at the end of the race."
Wallace Jr. qualified the No. 54 ToyotaCare Tundra 15th for Saturday’s race and held near that position for much of the race, which extended to 64 laps. He survived two late-race cautions and was able to move his way up to eighth place as the checkered flag finally flew.
Austin Dillon won the Pocono Mountains 150, followed by Johnny Sauter in second. Former KBM driver Joey Coulter finished third, followed by Clint Bowyer – subbing for John Wes Townley, who was injured in an ARCA qualifying accident – and 2013 Pocono winner Ryan Blaney.
Kyle Busch will be back behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 16th – keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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