Kyle Busch celebrates his seventh win of the year at Texas Motor Speedway
On the restart with 22 laps to go, Kyle Busch took the lead and never looked back as he won the WinStar World Casino 250 for his seventh win of the year in 13 starts.
"Once I got out front, that was it," Busch said. "That last restart saved me…It's been fun to have the success we've had. Hopefully, this continues on next week."
For the new team, success looks to have come early and in big ways in their first year.
"No, we never expected this," crew chief Eric Phillips said. "You know Kyle can do it, it's just putting [all] the pieces together with building the right trucks and moving to the new shop."
The truck Busch drove tonight was the fourth truck built in the shop, in which he drove to two of his other victories this year. Kasey Kahne has also run the truck, finishing second at Pocono.
With his 23rd win of the season, Kyle Busch Motorsports now leads the Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Standings, 72 points over Germain Racing’s No. 30 truck driven by Todd Bodine.
Bodine looks to have the driver’s championship pretty much locked up with a 230-point lead over Aric Almirola after finishing fourth.
Johnny Sauter finished second after running out of gas under green and losing valuable time.
"We finished second—that's great," Sauter said after the race. "We just ran out of gas. It's unfortunate.
"It's always tough. All we come here to do is win...If you've got nothing good to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. I'm just proud of all the guys. It's just disappointing."
Pole-sitter Matt Crafton finished third after having to start the race at the rear after "unapproved adjustments" following qualifying.
"We had the truck that could've won," Crafton said. "We were disappointed when we had to drop to the back, but we worked our way up through there and fought back."
Elliott Sadler, who recently announced a multi-year deal with Kevin Harvick Incorporated, finished fifth.
With the win, Busch clinched the manufacture’s championship for Toyota. Busch will try to complete the "Texas Stomp" by winning the Nationwide Series race tomorrow and the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday. Busch has won the past five Nationwide races at Texas and starts 29th in the Sprint Cup race on Sunday.