Hornaday Grabs First Career Win at Las Vegas
Pole-sitter Ron Hornaday, Jr. led 107 of 146 laps Saturday afternoon to score his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, beating out Matt Crafton by more than half-a-second. In a race that was marred by ten cautions, Hornaday led four times including the final 32 laps en route to his third victory in three races. Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Todd Bodine rounded out the top 5.
Points leaders Austin Dillon and James Buescher each found themselves caught up in their own adversity, allowing the standings to tighten up considerably. A lead that was 42 points over fifth place Ron Hornaday, Jr. before the race shrank to 25. Despite a 17th-place finish, Dillon increased his lead to five over Johnny Sauter who moved up a spot while Buescher dropped to third after a disappointing 21st-place finish. Ron Hornaday, Jr. cut his deficit in half and moved up to fourth. Timothy Peters rounds out the top 5.
The victory was Hornaday’s fourth this season and 51st in his career.