Kyle Busch Take Silverado to Victory Lane at Phoenix Ron Hornaday Closes Points Gap to 29 Points Heading to Homestead with Runner Up Finish Phoenix - Kyle Busch, No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Silverado, scored his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck ...
Kyle Busch Take Silverado to Victory Lane at Phoenix
Ron Hornaday Closes Points Gap to 29 Points Heading to Homestead with Runner Up Finish
Phoenix - Kyle Busch, No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Silverado, scored his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) victory of the 2007 season in the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Busch, who started eighth in the 36-truck field, led only once for final 42 laps of the 150-lap race to score his sixth NCTS victory of his career.
Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 Camping World Silverado, pulled within 29 points of the leader, Mike Skinner, with a solid runner up performance in the 24th race of the 25-race season.
The two-time NCTS champion, who started 9th, led once for 19 laps on the way to his 21st top-10 finish of the year.
Kevin Harvick, No. 2 Camping World Silverado, finished fifth after starting fourth on the grid.
The final NCTS event will be November 16, 2007 at Homestead Miami Speedway.
Kevin Harvick, No. 2 Camping World, Qualified 4th, Finished 5th:
"It was a good night for our Camping World Chevrolet. We got a little tight out there on a pit stop and got stuck back there in traffic, we were a little bit tighter than we had been, just made it that much worse. We just didn't need to adjust on it like we needed it to. We didn't think the track would get tighter like it did. We put it back like we started and went from there. Probably should have freed it up a little bit more. We got behind on the pit stop, the pit stop was pathetic. We had to use the truck up to get where we were. We have to make that better for Jack (Sprague) next year. I got his first truck here, he will like this one. He should enjoy driving it. It drove pretty good, we just needed to make one more adjustment."
ON RON HORNADAY PULLING WITHIN 29 POINTS OF LEADER WITH ONE RACE LEFT: "They did a great job. Ron is on. He drove all the way to the end there and got five more points, so that was what he needed to do and it is coming down to Homestead."
ON COMMENTS MADE BY CREW OF ANOTHER COMPETITOR FOLLOWING FIRST ROUND OF PIT STOPS: "I don't care if they are mad. If they are mad, why don't they get some courage and come over here and show it. I pulled in to my pit stall like I normally do and they were pitted right behind me. I didn't know if the No. 47 was pitting, If they have a problem with it, they need to come over here and quite whining like a bunch of girls."
Brendan Gaughan, No. 77 South Point Hotel Silverado, Qualified 24th, Finished 13th,
"It was a decent run for the South Point Casino Chevy tonight. We tried a two tire stop there at the end, and it made us a little too unbalanced. If we would have taken four tires we probably would have finished sixth or seventh, but Bryan Berry and I don't come here any more to finish sixth or seventh - we want wins."
OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Johns Manville Silverado, Qualified 2nd, Finished 14th
Clay Rogers, No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado, Qualified 15th, Finished 18th
Willy Allen, No. 13 ThorSport Silverado, Qualified 11th, Finished 17th
Chad Chaffin, No. 40 Westerman Companies/Alice Cooperland Silverado, Qualified 19th, Finished 22nd
Tim Sauter, No. 07 Lester Building Silverado, Qualified 27th, Finished 24th
Chris Jones, No. 08 Robert's American Gourmet Snacks Silverado, Qualified 33rd, Finished 27th
Travis Dassow, No. 8 MRD Silverado, Qualified 35th, Finished 29th
Andrew Myers, No. 15 Neo Synthetic Silverado, Qualified 34th, Finished 30th
Regan Smith, No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado, Qualified 13th, Finished 34th
-credit: gm racing