Bristol: Series race report

Race Recap: Kyle Busch has just enough fuel to win at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. -- In a race where the typical Bristol gremlins came out early and often, Kyle Busch managed to get his out of the way before the green flag waved. The result was a...

Race Recap: Kyle Busch has just enough fuel to win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- In a race where the typical Bristol gremlins came out early and often, Kyle Busch managed to get his out of the way before the green flag waved.

The result was a commanding victory for Busch in Wednesday night's O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

After winning the pole but being forced to start at the rear because of prerace engine repairs under impound rules, Busch moved forward in a hurry. He took the lead when Mike Skinner pitted for the first time on Lap 91 of 200 and survived a green-white-checkered finish for his third triumph of the season in his No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

Busch, whose only pit stop came on Lap 35, survived a late fuel scare to win his third straight race at Bristol.

"Man that was close, I tell you what," Busch said.

Aric Almirola finished second, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr., who rallied from a spin and a lost lap. Skinner and rookie Justin Lofton completed the top five. Points leader Todd Bodine finished sixth.

The race was slowed by a record-tying 12 cautions, including eight in the first 85 laps.

That last of the accidents was the most vicious, occurring when Ken Schrader slammed hard into the right side of the spinning truck of David Starr. Both drivers walked away uninjured.

"It was a pretty hard hit," Starr said.

Rookie Austin Dillon had a rough night, and his streak of eight straight top 10s came to an end. Dillon was involved in two accidents -- one with Donny Lia on Lap 20 and another with Clay Greenfield on Lap 44 -- that knocked his No. 3 truck out of contention. Dillon finished 17th.

-source: nascar

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Ken Schrader , David Starr , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Aric Almirola , Justin Lofton , Donny Lia , Austin Dillon , Kyle Busch , Clay Greenfield
Teams Kyle Busch Motorsports