NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Top Kentucky Speedway Moments Countdown: 5-1
5. Veteran Todd Bodine clinches the 2010 NCWTS championship with a 225-mile victory after climbing from the 14th starting position on September 3. He became the second of three drivers to hold both NCWTS and NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race titles at Kentucky Speedway. Carl Edwards accomplished the feat first when he added a 2005 NNS victory to his 2003 NCWTS win.
4. Then up-and-coming driver Carl Edwards snares his first NASCAR race victory on July 12, 2003 in an unsponsored truck owned by Jack Roush and treats a robust crowd of 46,000 to a victory backflip on the frontstretch. He crossed the finish line 3.568 seconds ahead of Ted Musgrave in a 225-mile affair.
3. Kyle Busch became the first driver to earn Kentucky Speedway victories in three different series by taking the checkered flag 0.302 of a second ahead of Parker Kligerman in a 225-mile NCWTS dust up on July 7, 2011. Two nights later, Busch became the only driver to own Kentucky Speedway victories in four different series by capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 crown.
2. Battered with a broken nose sustained in an exhibition softball game two days prior to the race, eventual NCWTS champion Mike Bliss generates the all-time widest series margin of victory by taking the checkered flag 18.197 ahead of fellow veteran Dennis Setzer in a 225-mile race on July 31, 2002. Bliss completed the season with five victories along with a combined 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes through 22 starts.
1. Ron Hornaday Jr., takes his 50th NCWTS victory and becomes the first three-time series winner in track history Oct. 1, 2011. He started a Kevin Harvick, Inc., (KHI) entry second, led a race-best 42 laps and nipped Austin Dillon at the finish line by 0.438 of a second in the fifth-closest series finish in track history.
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Story by Mike Schmaltz and Len Glockner