Dillon Trucks To Kentucky Triumph
SPARTA, Ky. – Ty Dillon notched his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway as he drove to a convincing triumph in the UNOH 225.
Dillon ran in the top 10 for much of the night after qualifying 22nd in the 36-truck field, but didn’t make his move to the front until late in the race.
Kyle Busch had the dominant truck on the night and was out front when Bryan Silas crashed with 43 laps left in the 150-lap event. All the lead lap trucks came down pit road, with Busch maintaining the lead ahead of polesitter Ryan Blaney. Dillon, meanwhile, came off pit road in sixth.
The field returned to racing with 38 laps left and that was when Dillon began to make his move. While Busch was working to hold off Blaney, Dillon had driven around Brad Keselowski to take over third. With 32 to go Blaney tried to go high around Busch to take the lead, but his momentum carried him into the outside wall in turn four.
That opened the door for Dillon, who blew by Blaney and quickly closed the gap on Busch. It didn’t take Dillon long to catch Busch and on lap 26 Dillon moved to Busch’s inside to take the race lead for the first time.