Sauter and Busch were racing for third when the two made contact as Sauter tried to clear Busch exiting turn two. Both trucks had damage and Busch's right front tire went flat, but the caution proved to be fortuitous as Busch was able to pit with the rest of the pack for tires even though he had to restart in the back for tires.
Busch, who was driving his own No. 18 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports, entered the race with a 120 point lead over Todd Bodine and the No. 30 Germain Racing team and that advantage obviously held up. Busch won eight times in 16 starts in the 18 truck while Brian Ickler, Kasey Kahne and Johnny Benson drove the other nine races.