HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch disposed of Ron Hornaday, Jr. on a restart with four laps remaining and won the season-ending Ford 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
It was the 24th victory for Busch in 85 starts in the series and his eighth Truck Series triumph this season. It was also his first victory in five races at the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
The victory also clinched the Truck Series owner’s championship for the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota team.
“This is so cool,” Busch said. “To come out here and to win in our last race and to do it in the style that we did it — it wasn’t without some excitement, that’s for sure. I can’t thank these guys here enough at Kyle Busch Motorsports — everyone like Rick Ren (competition director) and Eric Phillips (crew chief). Eric made some great race calls today and kept my head on and got me back in the race.
Hornaday (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 11 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was his 13th top-10 finish in 2010.
Johnny Sauter finished third ahead of champion Todd Bodine, with Aric Almirola fifth.
Busch, Bodine and Almirola steered Toyotas with Hornaday and Sauter wheeling Chevrolets.
Having clinched the championship last week at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Bodine’s final margin of victory in the championship race was 207 over Almirola.