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Aric Almirola Wins First Career Truck Race At Dover

DOVER, DE - MAY 14:  Aric Almirola, driver of the #51 Graceway Pharm/AKawareness.com Toyota, celebrates winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 14, 2010 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Dustin H.Correspondent IMay 15, 2010

Aric Almirola picked up his first career Camping World Truck Series win on Friday at Dover International Speedway in the Dover 200. Friday's race seen problems with tires and fuel, and accident's as the Monster Mile chewed up trucks . With 25 laps to go Elliott Sadler cut a tire and hit the wall hard ending his day. Kyle Busch had dominated most of the race after leading both Thursday practice sessions and winning the pole Friday morning in qualifying. With 8 laps to go Johnny Sauter cut down a tire and everyone knew it was going to be a exciting finish.

On the restart Kyle Busch and Johnny Benson both had issues with fuel either running out of fuel or fuel pickup problems. Aric Almirola took his #51 truck for Billy Ballew Motorsports to the front when Austin Dillon blew a engine on the restart, and the caution came out again setting up a green white checker finish. Aric Almirola was the leader and Todd Bodine who was running second had trouble on the green white checker restart, and that was all Almirola needed as he went two more laps and scored his first win. Almirola took the points lead going to Charlotte next weekend. James Buescher and Justin Lofton got career best finishes along with Ricky Carmichael who finished in fourth for Turner Motorsports who had two trucks in the top 5 from Dover.

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Dover 200

1.Aric Almirola

2.James Buescher

3.Justin Lofton

4.Ricky Carmichael

5.Todd Bodine

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Point Standings After Dover

1.Aric Almirola

2.Todd Bodine -27

3.Timothy Peters -72

4.Ron Hornaday Jr -125

5.Matt Crafton -148

Kyle Busch finished in the 16th spot after having fuel issues, and Timothy Peters was involved in accident at Dover and he lost the point lead he had coming in to Dover. The Nascar Camping World Truck Series heads to Charlotte next Friday for the next stop on the schedule.

 

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