NASCAR Race Review: Lucas Oil 200

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Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. This race review of the Lucas Oil 200 is coming to you from the Monster Mile, Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced late Friday afternoon. 66 Justin Marks sits on the pole with 2 Kevin Harvick in his Bad Boy Truck starting second. 2 charges around 66 to lead the first lap. 33 Ron Hornaday gets by 66 and 18 Kyle Busch for second.

The first caution comes out 99 J. R. Fitzpatrick getting into the wall in turn two. 1 Jeffrey Earnhardt gets back onto the lead lap. 2 chooses the outside with team mate 33 inside. 18 gets by 33 for second, then takes the lead. 60 Rookie Cole  Whitt gets by 33 for third then by 2 for second.33 is falling back.

The second caution comes out on lap 45. 46 Craig Goess looses it. 39 Shane Sieg gets his lap back. 88 Matt Crafton gets by 2 for third. The third caution comes out for 32 Brad Sweet spinning off turn two. 60 and 2 battle side by side for second and 2 finally gets by. The fourth caution comes out when 4 Ricky Carmichael spins into the wall in turn three. Something broke loose. 31 James Buescher gets his lap back. 30 Todd Bodine is smoking and heads for the garage.

88 gets by 29 Parker Kligerman for fourth. Green Flag Pitting starts and 88 takes the lead. 13 Johnny Sauter is too fast entering the pits and gets Black Flagged to come back into the pits for a pass-through. 81 David Starr leads. 17 Timothy Peters leads. 20 Johanna Long leads, then pits. 18 is back in the lead.

The fifth caution is for debris 8 Nelson Piquet, Jr. gets back onto the lead lap. At the restart 23 Jason White leads. 60 takes the lead and pulls away from 18. 33 slides and 88 gets by. The sixth caution comes out on lap 178 when 77 Justin Lofton spins into the inside wall.13 Johnny Sauter gets his lap back. 60 chooses the outside but Cup driver 18 takes the lead. (He’s just so much better than the Rookie Truck driver.)

The seventh caution comes out for spinning 46. 9 Max Papis gets his lap back. 18 chooses the inside and they go Green with 9 laps to go. The eighth caution comes out for 29 spinning in turn three, trying to get around 3 Austin Dillon. 39 is again the lucky Dog. They go Green with five laps to go.

The ninth caution comes out after the White Flag was thrown and 18 Cup driver 18 kyle Busch wins the Lucas Oil 200 beating the Truck drivers again. NOT what I came to see. Cole Whitt, Matt Crafton and Austin Dillon were denied a win in the NASCAR Camping World Series by a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver. That’s Kyle Busch. The best Minor League driver ever. The only other driver in the field with a cup win was Kevin Harvick. Sure sounds like media hype to me.

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