Busch ties mark with 6th straight Truck Series win

CONCORD, N.C. -- Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Truck Series race, tying a series record, on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch, in his fifth and final start in the series for the season, won for a series-best eighth time at Charlotte -- finishing first or second in 11 of 13 starts at the 1.5-mile track.

He took Stage 2, had a large lead of 6.125 seconds before a late-race caution and cruised to his 56th career series victory on a three-lap restart. He led 102 laps in the 134-lap, 201-mile race -- despite starting in eighth place -- to tie his consecutive wins streak from 2013 and 2014.

"This Tundra was awesome tonight," Busch said of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. "It was flying and it was fast. We worked on it a lot in practice. We were a little off when we unloaded, and we tried to make it better and better and better."

NASCAR limits drivers with at least five years' experience in the Cup Series to just five Truck Series races per year, meaning Busch will have to wait until 2020 to try for his seventh consecutive Truck win.

Brennan Poole took second, 1.115 seconds back, for his best career finish. Stewart Friesen rallied for third, followed by Ben Rhodes and pole-setter Matt Crafton.

"My truck was all over the place, man," Poole said after dealing with mechanical issues. "I just gave it everything I had. I found something running the top lane there on the restarts, and it worked out really good."

Ross Chastain, last week's winner at Kansas, finished 10th for his eighth straight top-10 finish this season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.