Busch Overcomes Setback, Penalties to Win UNOH 200
Timothy Peters' last-ditch effort to claim his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory sent him spinning across the finish line, but not enough to stop Kyle Busch, who captured the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night.
Notching his third truck victory of the 2013 season, Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty near the midway point of the race to notch his 14th career win at the Last Great Colosseum.
"Man, great racing here at Bristol," Busch said after the win. "It's cool to have two lanes so you can do that. I knew I had it [on the last lap]. I had the momentum and Timothy just tried to throw a 'Hail Mary' there, I guess and wrecked a pretty good race truck.
"We had a great truck today. Messed up a little bit in qualifying and then definitely got behind on pit road there with my penalty. We just stuck in there and persevered and tried to work through that and got back to the front."
Peters, who dominated the event for the second straight year, had no regrets on the 'Hail Mary.'
"Wouldn't have done nothing different," he said. "Hey, I was going for it. I got a really good bite on throttle off of (turn) four into the checkered flag and got a little loose and went up and hit him and just knocked me back to the left there. I hate that we have a tore up truck, but hey that was exciting wasn't it?"
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