Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch took home both the pole and the win Friday at Kansas Speedway, crossing the finish line first in the SFP 250. Earlier in the day, Busch captured the pole for the race with a speed of 178.921 mph (30.181 seconds) in the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra.
It was Busch’s third-consecutive win in the series, including last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway and this season’s opener at Daytona; Erik Jones drove the truck at Martinsville. With the win, crew chief Eric Phillips became the winningest crew chief in Truck Series history with 29.
"I'm a winner at Kansas," said Busch, who led eight times for a race-high 104 laps in the race, on the KBM website. "Can't say enough about everyone from KBM, everybody there – the chassis shop, body guys, everybody there in the fab shop. They do such a great job for me whether it's Late Models or whether it's trucks. They're a lot of fun to work with. They're a great group. All these guys right here – pit stops were awesome tonight. Can't say enough about this ToyotaCare Tundra. We appreciate Toyota and TRD – the support that they give us. They allow us to come out here and race in the Truck series and put a great Tundra out front and take it to victory lane. Congratulations to Eric (Phillips, crew chief) – most wins all-time as a crew chief in the Camping World Truck Series – that's pretty cool."
KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr., in the No. 54 Toyota Time Sales Event Toyota, experienced a vibration issue and ended the race in 15th position, 11 laps down to the leaders.
Matt Crafton was runner-up to Busch at Kansas, followed by Joey Logano, Austin Dillon and Tayler Malsam.
The Camping World Truck Series gets back on track Friday, May 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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