Erik Jones wins NASCAR trucks race in Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Erik Jones led for 131 of 200 laps and won the NASCAR Trucks series race in Iowa on Friday night, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports its seventh win in nine races this season.

It’s the second career win for the 18-year-old Jones, and the sixth victory of 2014 for the No. 51 truck.

Ryan Blaney was second, followed by Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter and German Quiroga Jr.

Although Jones had the dominant truck, Blaney tracked him down near the end of the race. The pair even went side-by-side 16 laps from the finish, but Jones held Blaney off for his first win in 2014.

Crafton took the points lead from Johnny Sauter by finishing third.

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