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NASCAR Truck Series at Kansas 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Kyle Busch slips as he climbs out of his car after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMay 10, 2014

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in a wild night of racing at the Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Truck Series SPF 250. 

Busch had a comfortable margin of victory, and was followed by second-place Matt Crafton and third-place Joey Logano. 

Although he would've preferred the win, it was a productive night for Crafton—he claimed the points lead. Meanwhile, Busch's crew chief Eric Phillips grabbed a bit of history with the win, which KyleBuschMotorsports tweeted:

Have a look at the finishing order, and then we'll recap the action:

Pos.DriverCarManufacturer
1Kyle Busch51Toyota
2Matt Crafton88Toyota
3Joey Logano19Ford
4Austin Dillon20Chevrolet
5Tayler Malsam32Chevrolet
6Jeb Burton13Toyota
7German Quiroga Jr.77Toyota
8Ron Hornaday Jr.30Chevrolet
9Joe Nemechek8Toyota
10Mason Mingus35Toyota
11John Wes Townley5Toyota
12Joey Coulter21Chevrolet
13Jennifer Cobb10Chevrolet
14Timothy Peters17Toyota
15Darrell Wallace Jr.54Toyota
16Justin Jennings63Chevrolet
17T.J. Bell50Chevrolet
18Norm Benning57Chevrolet
19Bryan Silas99Chevrolet
20Ben Kennedy31Chevrolet
21Johnny Sauter98Toyota
22Ryan Blaney29Ford
23Tyler Young02Chevrolet
24Brennan Newberry9Chevrolet
25Jimmy Weller III07Chevrolet
26Todd Shafer08Chevrolet
27Brian Ickler7Toyota
28Ryan Ellis0Chevrolet
29Charles Lewandoski42Chevrolet
30Spencer Gallagher23Chevrolet
31Scott Stenzel36Chevrolet
Source: ESPN

This was the first time this race has been run under the lights. NASCAR caught the moment: 

Busch started on the pole and crossed the finish line first. In between, it was nothing short of chaos.

It was just the first time around the track of this 167-lap race when the evening found its first wreck and caution. 

This was a sloppy race with lots of wrecks and mistakes all over the place. USA Today's Nate Ryan touches on an obvious source for all of this: 

This was the first time the trucks were in action since Martinsville on March 29. It certainly showed. Frontstretch.com's Summer Bedgood passed along a thought from the German Quiroga Jr. team that sums up the craziness of this night:  

Quiroga finished in seventh and was one of just 11 to finish the race on the lead lap. 

Despite the craziness of this race, these guys had clean racing for the closing stretch, which worked out well for Busch. He seized the lead after racing Crafton hard on the final restart, and no one could catch him. 

As NASCAR Trucks tweets, Busch's accomplishments in the series are mounting: 

The win will help erase some demons for Busch at a track that has given him fits over the course of his career. As weekly contributor to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Lee Spencer tweets, Busch wasn't sure how to find victory lane: 

As for Crafton taking the points lead, it was a rough night for Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter, who entered this race tied for the series lead in points. 

Peters had to go behind the wall to get some work done. He was able to finish the race, but was way off the pace.

Meanwhile, Sauter was caught in a wreck and couldn't finish the race. This allowed Crafton, the defending series champion, to open up an eight-point lead on both Sauter and Peters. 

It felt like it would be a matter of time until Crafton took the series lead, anyway, and he is in a prime position to extend his lead. The schedule is heating up now for these guys; this was the first of three races this month.  

The next series stop comes on May 16 with the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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