AP Sports Writer
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Ty Dillon overtook Kyle Busch with 26 laps remaining and went on to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.
Dillon, grandson of team owner Richard Childress, started 22nd and drove the Chevy with the iconic No. 3 made famous by seven-time Sprint Cup champion Dale Earnhardt through the field for his second career Truck victory and first in four starts at Kentucky. He also derailed opening bids by defending Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow Cup star Busch for a weekend sweep on the 1.5-mile oval.
Keselowski overcame midrace issues to finish second, while Busch edged defending Truck Series champion James Buescher for third. Rookie Ryan Blaney, who started on the pole, was fifth.
"It started off a little shaky, but I knew anything was possible with our guys," said Dillon, who became Kentucky's youngest Truck winner at 21years, 4 months. "We just kept fighting, kept digging and we had our car dialed in perfect. Then it was time to make some moves.
"To beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, two of the best on four wheels right now, was really special."
Busch appeared headed to his second victory in three years at the track before his No. 51 Toyota lost grip. Dillon pounced and opened up a 2
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