Busch Sweeps Stages, Then Speeds At Bristol

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Kyle Busch leads Matt Crafton (88) Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Jacob Seelman photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch completed a stage sweep in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the third-straight race Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, passing Matt Crafton with six laps to go in the second stage of the UNOH 200.

Busch ran Crafton down in lap traffic and completed an arcing outside pass in Turns 1 and 2, going on to his sixth-straight stage win and 10th overall on the season.

However, he was then tagged for speeding in section four on pit road, dropping him to the rear for the ensuing restart.

After struggling in the first segment, the Brad Keselowski Racing duo of Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe stayed out during pit stops in an effort to gain crucial track position, leading the field back to green on lap 65.

That resulted in a dicey restart, in which Briscoe quickly fell back as Crafton tagged the back end of Cindric’s truck in Turn 1, taking the lead while Cindric made a miraculous save off the second corner.

Crafton then held the lead until Busch passed hims for the stage win, holding on to second ahead of Cindric, who maintained his track position on older tires to perfection.

Ben Rhodes and Christopher Bell completed the top five.

Noah Gragson, Johnny Sauter, Justin Haley, Grant Enfinger and John Hunter Nemechek completed the top 10 and all scored points at the stage break.

 

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