CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Ron Hornaday Jr. raced to his first NASCAR
trucks victory of the season and the 40th of his career, holding off Kyle Busch over the final laps Friday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Hornaday passed 2008 winner Matt Crafton for the lead shortly after the restart on lap 106 of the 134-lap race. Busch, who had eventful night that included wrecking then-leader Colin Braun, couldn't catch Hornaday over the closing laps and failed to win for the ninth time this season in NASCAR's top three series.
Crafton was third, followed by Ryan Newman and Terry Cook in a race that included a spectacular crash involving Mike Skinner 35 laps in.
Skinner was unhurt, but gave up the points lead to Hornaday, who now has an 84-point edge.
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