MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - Brandon Whitt earned his first NASCAR Truck Series victory Saturday night, taking advantage of Ron Hornaday Jr.'s spin out in the final turn of the O'Reily 200. An accident involving Deborah Renshaw brought out the final caution of the race, and Hornaday led Whitt on the restart. But Hornaday, who has 27 career victories in the series, was forced to slow down because of smoke from Jimmy Spencer's spin. The two trucks touched and Hornaday spun backwards in Turn 4 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Whitt, who started on the pole and led the first 46 laps, finished ahead of David Reutimann. Brendan Gaughan was third and series points leader Dennis Setzer was fourth. David Starr rounded out the top five. Hornaday ended up 21st. Setzer leads Ted Musgrave by 158 points in the series standings. Musgrave finished 26th after being knocked out of the 202-lap race by engine failure on lap 178.
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