ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne celebrated NASCAR's return to Rockingham Speedway with a win Sunday in the Truck Series race.
The track was purchased at auction by Andy Hillenburg, and he successfully brought NASCAR back. The truck race was the first NASCAR-sanctioned event at The Rock since 2004.
Kahne held off James Buescher for the win. Kahne had to start at the back of the field because he didn't qualify the truck Saturday while at the Sprint Cup race in Texas.
It was the fourth win in five career Truck Series races for Kahne, who finished seventh in the Cup race.
Matt Crafton was third, followed by Johnny Sauter and series points leader Timothy Peters.
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