Crafton beats Busch. wins 2nd straight Trucks Series race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Matt Crafton won his second consecutive Trucks Series race by a convincing margin over Kyle Busch at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.
It's the first time in his career Crafton has won back-to-back races.
Crafton, who won last week at Dover, led 47 laps and added to his series points lead. He has won five of his last 11 races on 1.5-mile tracks.
Busch finished second, while Johnny Sauter was third. Tyler Reddick finished fourth and Matt Tifft rounded out the top five.
Busch, who had won the last four Trucks Series races he'd entered at CMS, couldn't overcome a costly penalty for an uncontrolled tire on lap 70 that forced him to the back of the field. As Busch pitted, a loose tire rolled out of his pit box, causing the penalty.