Kyle Busch wins Truck Series race at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Kyle Busch broke out the broom in Victory Lane the first time he swept a NASCAR weekend.
He might want to keep one handy at Dover.
Busch pulled away in the final laps to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday at Dover International Speedway.
He's attempting this weekend to win a NASCAR tripleheader. Busch also is entered in Saturday's Nationwide Series race and Sunday's Sprint Cup race.
"I'm the only one dumb enough to try,'' he said. "I think we can.''
With good reason. Busch has been fantastic at Dover, with three career Nationwide wins and two more in Cup. He won two races on the mile concrete track in 2010 in Dover. Busch has romped this season in Nationwide with six wins in nine races. He has two Cup victories.
Busch took a bow with the checkered flag on the mile concrete track. He's second in series history with 32 career victories.
"It's fun to win,'' Busch said. "Yeah, people will say it's too easy and we're cherry picking. Whatever. This is a sport we're all welcome to participate in. That's why we're here.''
He led the final 32 laps and 50 overall in the 200-lap race.
"Late in the going, I felt like I found something a little bit by running up the race track,'' Busch said.
Matt Crafton, the points leader, was second and Ryan Blaney third. Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top five.
"We showed our strength on the long runs, but Kyle just had the speed on the long run,'' Crafton said.
At 19 years old, Darrell Wallace became the youngest pole winner in series history and finished 10th.
Wallace had the truck to beat early, leading the first 119 laps from the pole. But he never led again and failed in his bid to become the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since Wendell Scott in 1963. Wallace is only the fourth black driver with a full-time ride in a NASCAR series.
"I was just trying to hang on,'' at the end, Wallace said. "We were that close. It just shows again how much closer we are and how good our team is.''
The race restarted after a caution with four laps left. Busch zipped back into the lead in the No. 51 Toyota and won his career Trucks race at Dover.
"It doesn't look like it's that easy out there when we're running around,'' Busch said. "We're holding on every single corner, every single lap.''
Busch went for a sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Nationwide and Truck series races. He was leading the Cup race when his No. 18 Toyota sustained damage after a cable from Fox's "CAMCAT'' camera snapped.