March 7, 2009
Busch Blasts to Win at AMS
Kyle "Rowdy" Busch took to the track for the running of the American Commercial Lines 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the pole position for the 130 lap, 200 mile event. Busch paced the field in the final practice and in qualifying posting a time of 31.428 seconds at a speed of 176.403 mph. He continued to showcase his talent in the race where he posted his fourth win in five starts at the 1.54-mile track in Hampton, GA. Busch has 11 NASCAR Camping World career wins and his eighth win in chassis No. 11.
Busch fought loose handling conditions in the event, pitting for air pressure adjustments on his first pit stop for tires, returning then for fuel and chassis adjustments. Busch after the restart reported to crew chief, Doug George that the race truck was "fighting loose - tight conditions"
The team returned to pit road on under the caution to reverse the changes trying to take tighten the Miccosukee Resort Tundra. Busch returned to the track reclaiming the lead on lap 117 when the lead teams came back down pit road for fuel and he opted to stay on the track. Excitement was short-lived when Busch discovered he had lost third gear in the truck and second gear at the restart with only seven laps remaining.
"Second's broke, too -- we're done," Busch said. "I had to go all the way to fourth and limp around there. It felt like an eternity to get this thing up to speed."