Busch only competed in 16 of 25 Truck races in 2010, but that didn't keep him from having continued success in the series. Busch earned 13 top-five finishes in those starts, eight of them victories. In his first year as a team owner driving in the series, he has proven to be as stellar as ever and helped his outfit capture the owners' championship. He had runner-up finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway, O’Reilly Raceway Park and Martinsville Speedway and victories at Nashville Superspeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway and at the season finale in Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The 2010 Camping World Truck Sereis season saw 10 different winners, a group that represents a diverse class in the series. From champion Todd Bodine to owner/drivers Kevin Harvick (pictured) and Kyle Busch to rookie Austin Dillon, this group showcased one of the most diverse groups to visit Victory Lane in any of NASCAR three major touring series. Busch was the hottest driver, leading all in total wins, but he was far from alone. Here’s a look at all the winners:
Clint Bowyer, one win
Bowyer sure knows how to make an appearance. Competing for the first time since 2007 in the series, Bowyer stole the show in Phoenix — leading 97 of 150 laps en route to victory.
Timothy Peters, one win
Peters, a driver who’s been working hard to break into the NASCAR ranks for years, made the most of his first full season with Red Horse Racing. Peters started the season with a bang, winning the opening race at Daytona International Speedway. After that, he enjoyed a slate of top results on his way to a sixth-place finish in the final standings.
Elliott Sadler, one win
Sadler has begun making random appearances in the series – a move that is perhaps both reminding him of why he loves racing and boosting his confidence with his renewed level of success. He competed in eight races in his first appearances in the series since 2003. And Sadler, who competes for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Cup series, won in his fifth. He earned his Truck victory at Pocono Raceway, leading 31 of the 55 laps.
Johnny Sauter, one win
Sauter enjoyed his best season of NASCAR competition of his career in 2010, pushing himself among the contenders for the win week to week and finishing third overall. Along the way, he also added to his career win total by capturing victory at Kansas Speedway in May.
Aric Almirola, two wins
In his premier full season with Billy Ballew Motorsports, Almirola showcased the talent he brings to the sport. He enjoyed a string of top-10 finishes and a pair of victories. Almirola (pictured with team owner Billy Ballew) paced the field at Dover International Speedway and Michigan International Speedway before finishing runner-up in the championship.
Austin Dillon, two wins
The rookie driver raced like an experienced veteran in his No. 3 Chevrolet. Dillon (pictured with team owner Richard Childress) endured some rookie setbacks from time to time, but the frustration of those must be offset by the 20-year-old’s initial victory. Dillon, who challenged for wins on multiple outings, led 187 of 205 laps in a dominating run to earn his initial career victory at Iowa Speedway. He backed it up later in the year by winning big in Las Vegas and finishing fifth overall in the standings.
Ron Hornaday, two wins
For Hornaday, a four-time series champion, 2010 can be considered a relatively slow season. Hornaday won the 2007 and 2009 titles driving for his current Kevin Harvick Inc. team and finished second in 2008. This season, he stumbled out of the gate, but he was able to get in gear in time to earn some success. Hornaday earned his first victory the year at O’Reilly Raceway Park, then added to his tally at Martinsville Speedway.
Kevin Harvick, three wins
Harvick is a veteran in the owner/driver role with the Kevin Harvick Inc. team he co-owns with his wife, DeLana. It certainly showed in his performance level. Harvick only entered six Truck races, but he earned five finishes of third or better. He won at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway, his first two races of the season, and then added to his tally at Gateway International Raceway.
Todd Bodine, four wins
Bodine is back. The 2006 Truck Series champion added another championship to his mantle in 2010, clinching the title with a race in hand, and had a series of top performances which Included four victories. Bodine also has four runner-up finishes to his credit. He has wins at Texas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, Darlington Raceway and Kentucky Speedway.