Monday March 30, 2009
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick passed Kyle Busch with just over nine laps to go and held on through a final restart to win the rain-delayed trucks race Monday before a very sparse crowd at Martinsville Speedway.
Harvick's pass came after one failed attempt to take the lead and several laps running his Chevrolet right on the bumper of Busch's Toyota. Busch had led for a total of 139 laps in the Kroger 250 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Busch, the series points leader entering the race, was later forced to pit after driving his truck over the line that mandates a visit to pit road. He fell back to 17th, while Ron Hornaday Jr. was second, followed by Mike Skinner, Johnny Benson and Rick Crawford.
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