(FONTANA, CA) The #46 in Victory Lane is becoming a familiar sight, through the first three Camping World Truck Series races, as Robby Baskins has taken the win in each of the first three races. He’ll be the first to admit that he has won “more so by luck than domination”, even though he has led the most laps in each of those races.
Baskins had stiff competition at Auto Club Speedway, he battled with Steve Buhala early in the race, all the way up to the green flag pit stops at the half-way point, when Buhala made a mistake on pit road. Jim Foose took the lead off pit road, and held Baskins off for four laps before he dropped to second. Baskins led to the way until the race’s first caution flew on lap 36. All the lead lap driver pitted for four tires, setting up a dramatic finish.
The green wouldn’t stay out for long as just three laps after the restart a multi-car pile up on the frontstretch triggered the second caution. The incident saw the Adam Chapman’s #24 get airborne after contact.
That incident set the race up for a green-white-checkered restart with Baskins leading Zack Calloway. Caution would fly for the final time after Jason Linder made contact with Steve Buhala, sending Buhala’s #43 spinning out of the fifth position. The caution would end the race with Baskins taking the win, Calloway second, Foose came home third, while Justin Vaughn and Robert Moyer rounded out the top five.
Baskins leads the championship standings over Justin Vaughn by 15 points. The Camping World Truck Series is back in action in two weeks at Martinsville Speedway.