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Truex rounds into championship form with third win of season
Published June 5, 2005
DOVER, Del. - Martin Truex bided his time until the handling on Kevin Harvick's car went away, then passed for the lead with 70 laps to go and eventually drove to an easy victory in the Busch MBNA RacePoints 200 on Saturday at Dover International Speedway.
It was the second straight victory on The Monster Mile for the series champion, his third this year and ninth overall in Busch competition. After passing Harvick, Truex was out of the lead for only four more laps.
"At the end of the race, it was the best my car was all day long," Truex said. "Once I got into clean air, it was game over."
The victory moved him up one spot to third in the standings, pulling him within 120 points of leader Carl Edwards, who retired with a late mechanical problem. Truex said he has overcome some tough outings and is confident about his chances to repeat as champion.
"We've got a strong team, every bit as good as last year," he said.
Harvick dominated the first two-thirds of the race, leading a race-high 86 laps. He took the lead from pole-sitter Edwards on the second lap and dominated until Truex took control. He wound up beating rookie Reed Sorenson by two seconds.
CHAMP CAR: Paul Tracy made an outside pass of pole-sitter Jimmy Vasser on the 19th of 221 laps and went on to win the Road Runner 225, holding off A.J. Allmendinger in the waning laps. It was Tracy's fourth win at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.
Debris on the track brought out the final caution on Lap 210 and bunched the field. Each of the cars starts the race with one minute of extra turbocharger pressure, known as Push-To-Pass power. The drivers can push a button on the steering wheel to get bursts of about 50 extra horsepower until the minute is gone.
Preparing for the final restart, Tracy had 19 seconds left and Allmendinger none. That was the difference as Tracy used nine seconds of Push-To-Pass and pulled away, winning by 3.369 seconds.
Ryan Hunter-Reay crashed on the sixth lap, bringing out the first caution. He was taken to a hospital after complaining of neck pain. A CAT scan and other tests were negative, and Hunter-Reay was expected to be released from the hospital late Saturday.
TRUCKS: Kyle Busch got a huge break and won his second straight race after an error on pit road took dominant Ron Hornaday out of contention in the MBNA RacePoints 200 at Dover, Del. Hornaday led all but 13 of the first 112 laps and 134 of 200 overall. He was forced to pit a second time after a caution because of a missing lugnut with 50 laps to go. Busch took the lead from Zephyrhills native David Reutimann when the green flag waved with 19 laps remaining, and he held off Tony Stewart by 0.745 seconds.