Buescher passes Busch late to win Truck race

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm •  Published: August 17, 2013
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BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Busch was as surprised as anyone when James Buescher passed him with about three laps remaining.

Busch was leading Saturday's NASCAR Truck Series race when Brendan Gaughan's No. 62 Chevrolet began to apply pressure. Then Buescher passed to the inside of both in his No. 31 Chevy — and held on to win.

"I figured once I could get out front, I felt like I could hold everybody off because it was hard to pass," Busch said. "The 62 got a run on me down the backstretch, and I pulled a little bit low to block, and then I heard that the 31 was on the inside of him. So how the 31 can get a run on the 62, who's got a run on me, is beyond me. It blows my mind, but he got a run on all of us."

Buescher, the defending champion on this series, won his first Truck race of the year and fifth of his career.

"The last part of it was a lot of fun," Buescher said. "Toward the end of the race, the truck just came to life."

Busch led out of a restart with six laps to go in the 200-mile, 100-lap race, but he had to settle for a fourth second-place finish in seven Truck Series starts at MIS, where he's never won on this circuit.

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