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CONCORD, NC - After overcoming a penalty for leaving the pit stall with the gas can still attached to his truck, Kyle Busch was able to overcome and end a seven-race drought in the Truck Series by winning the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"We sure do like ot make it interesting, don't we?" Busch said jokingly while celebrating his 113th victory in NASCAR's top three elite series.
Busch's last truck win came on Sept. 24, 2011 at Loudon, N.H.
"It was pretty cool," Busch said following the race. "We didn't quite have the truck we were hoping for for yesterday in the test session. This morning it was entirely different piece and it was awesome."
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CONCORD, NC - Friday night's qualifying session wasn't ordinary in any fashion. In fact, it had an "old school" feel to it. Something that NASCAR and its fans haven't experienced in quite some time. And Carl Edwards, who paid tribute to the late Dick Trickle by adding his name above his window, found a way to capture the pole.
"We felt like we needed to do something to honor him [Trickle]," Edwards said. "I don't know that I deserved to have his name above my window."
Trickle, a 71-year-old former NASCAR driver, died Thursday of what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Boger City, N.C.