Kyle Busch Wins Nail Biter at Homestead

There wasn’t one green-white-checkered finish in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race, but three and Kyle Busch led all three to win the Ford Ecoboost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jeb Burton was the cause of the first G-W-C when he got into the wall and cut a right front tire. Kyle Busch was able to keep the lead as Johnny Sauter spun to cause a second G-W-C and a great restart for Busch earned him the win on the final G-W-C.

Ryan Blaney started on the pole for the race and led for most of the race until he “lost focus” and hit the outside wall on lap 95. After the caution, he restarted in the back of the pack but by the end of the race, he had fought his way back into the top ten. He restarted sixth after the first G-W-C and ended up finishing second – JUST behind Busch. Blaney was attempting to get a draft as he came out of turn four on the last lap and just wasn’t able to get enough to get the win.

Blaney didn’t win the race, but he did capture the 2013 Rookie of the Year title and is the youngest driver to be recognized for the distinction.

The rest of the top ten included Jeb Burton, Brendan Gaughan, Ron Hornaday Jr., John Wes Townley, German Quiroga, Ross Chastain, Timothy Peters and Cale Gale.

The end of the 2013 season has come for the NCWTS. The next NCWTS race will be the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.