Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Erik Jones claimed his second victory in the Camping World Truck Series this season after passing his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate, Darrell Wallace Jr., for the lead in the closing stages of Saturday night's Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wallace had a dominating performance in this race by leading 84 of 146 laps, but Jones overtook him for the position with 14 laps to go. He beat Wallace to the finish line by 1.3 seconds. It was the first time Jones competed in a truck race at this 1.5-mile track.
Last November, Jones set a record as the youngest driver ever to win a NASCAR national touring series race by taking the checkered flag for a truck event at Phoenix International Raceway, doing so at the age of 17 years, 5 months and 9 days. One week ago, Cole Custer, at age 16 years, 7 months and 28 days, surpassed Jones' record by winning the truck race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jones' first win in the series this year occurred in July at Iowa. He is driving the No. 51 Toyota for KBM in a partial truck schedule this season.
KBM has now won 10 of the first 17 truck races this season. Kyle Busch has six wins in the No. 51, while Wallace has driven the No. 54 to victory lane twice in 2014.
It was the second time this year KBM finished 1-2 in a truck race. The team also did it in June at Kentucky, with Busch winning the race and Wallace placing second.
Earlier on Saturday, Busch won the 200-mile Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway, leading 101 of 200 laps.
Matt Crafton, the current points leader and defending truck champion, finished third. Crafton increased his lead to 19 points over second-place and ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter, who finished one lap behind in 14th.