By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski in the closing laps of Friday night's EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway to win for the 34th time in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series.
Busch won for the fourth time this season, the third time at Chicagoland and the 34th time in his career. Frustrated in his quest to win in the Truck Series, Keselowski finished second for the fifth time in 58 starts.
Ryan Blaney who drives for the team Keselowski owns, ran third, followed Matt Crafton, who extended his series lead to 41 points over eighth-place finisher James Buescher. Austin Dillon came home fifth.
Keselowski and Busch waged a scintillating battle during the last half of the 150-lap race, trading the multiple times before Busch took the point on Lap 130.Busch held the top spot and opened an advantage the reached nearly one second before Keselowski began to close with 10 laps left.
By Lap 143, Keselowski had pulled within a truck-length of the No. 51 Toyota, but Busch kept his rival at bay by running the high line around the 1.5-mile speedway.