Trucks: Busch pushed to victory
TALLADEGA, Ala. ó Kyle Busch finally found a way to pass Todd Bodine.
Taking advantage of a generous tap from teammate Aric Almirola a few hundred yards from the finish, Busch won the NASCAR Camping World Trucks race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday to end Bodine’s winning streak at restrictor-plate tracks.
Busch and Almirola pulled wide behind Bodine on the final lap and Almirola nudged Busch’s No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota to the front. They overtook Bodine just before the finish line in fading daylight at the 2.66-mile oval.
“Two trucks can always beat a single truck and (Almirola) did an awesome job today by sticking with us and being a team player and not trying to go get the win himself,” Busch said. “I’ve been in the position plenty of times.”
The win was Busch’s sixth in the Trucks series this season and his fourth in his last four starts. It also ended an impressive run for Bodine, who had won the last four restrictor-plate races.
“He finally beat me,” Bodine said. “He’d been trying for the last four and finally beat me.”