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Wallace wins Mudsummer Classic truck race

July 23rd, 2014 11:20 pm by Associated Press

Wallace wins Mudsummer Classic truck race

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year.

Wallace held off Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and cruised to his third career series victory. He gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its eighth victory in the first 10 races of the season. In addition to Wallace, Busch has won in all five of his starts and Erik Jones also has won for the team.

Larson repeatedly hit the outside wall after the restart, finally damaging his truck so much that he slowed to a crawl and stopped while running second with two laps left. He ended up 26th.

Ron Hornaday took advantage of Larson's problems to finish second. Ryan Blaney was third, followed by Ken Schrader, Ty Dillon, John Hunter Nemechek, Jeb Burton, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Austin Dillon.

Wallace led the final 98 laps in the 150-lap race.

Wallace won last year at Martinsville to join Wendell Scott as the only black winners on NASCAR's national level, and took the race at Gateway last month.

Toyota extended its winning streak to 12 races.

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