Gale wins Homestead, Buescher takes truck title
Homestead, FL (Sports Network) - Cale Gale edged Kyle Busch at the finish line to win Friday night's season-ending Camping World Truck Series race, while James Buescher clinched the championship with a 13th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Buescher ended the season six points ahead of Timothy Peters to become the 12th different champion in series history. The 22-year-old also became the second youngest titleholder.
Rookie Ty Dillon was running second and trailed Buescher by only one point in the closing laps, but Dillon wrecked into the wall after Kyle Larson bumped into him while attempting to pass for position in turn three. Ryan Blaney was also involved. The multi-truck crash led to a green-white-checkered finish.
Busch led the way for the final restart, but Gale pulled even with him on the final lap. The two rubbed with each other coming out of the last turn before Gale nipped Busch at the finish line by just 0.014 seconds.
Gale became the record-extending ninth different first-time race winner in the series this year.
Joey Coulter finished third, while Buescher's Turner Motorsports teammates, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Miguel Paludo, rounded out the top-five.
Peters took the eighth spot, while Dillon ended up finishing five laps behind in 25th.
11/16 22:53:19 ET