Busch has won in each of his last four truck starts. He scored the victory in the 2013 season-finale at Homestead and then took the checkered flag for the 2014 season-opener at Daytona. Busch did not compete at Martinsville. He has been dominant in the last two races, leading 104 of 167 laps at Kansas and 130 of 134 laps at Charlotte.
Crafton finished three seconds behind Busch at Kansas. The Charlotte race ended under caution due to a multi-truck accident on the frontstretch during the final lap.
"I'm getting tired of it," Crafton said of finishing second to Busch. "You're getting beat by one of the best in the business, but it still doesn't make it any sweeter because I want to win these races."
On Thursday, rain washed out all but 10 minutes of practice, forcing NASCAR officials to set the starting lineup by the rule book. Therefore, Busch will start on the pole for the 200-mile race since his No. 51 team is first in the truck owner point standings. Crafton will start second. There were two practice sessions scheduled for Thursday.
Busch is the only driver with multiple truck victories at Dover, a one-mile, concrete-surfaced track. He won here in 2005, '11 and '13. Busch did not compete in the 2012 race.
He has won two Sprint Cup Series races and three Nationwide Series events at Dover as well.
"I've been very successful in all three series at Dover, so this spring race is one that I look at as a possible triple-win weekend," Busch said. "The concrete surface is very slick, and some drivers don't like the concrete feel one bit while other drivers like it. For me, I enjoy going to Dover and Bristol. They are fun places to race because they are challenging and other drivers don't necessarily get it. The racetracks are slick and having the right mindset going into those races can give you an advantage over the guys that aren't looking forward to racing there."
Busch is 13 wins away from tying Ron Hornaday Jr.'s record for most career victories in the Truck Series (51-38). The 29-year-old driver is on pace to break that record in just a few years, as he is averaging a win in every three starts he makes.
After he competes at Dover, Busch will skip the next two truck races (Texas and St. Louis) before making his next start on June 26 at Kentucky. Busch is scheduled to drive his No. 51 Toyota in 10 truck races this season. Erik Jones is expected to be behind the wheel of it in the remaining 12 events.
Series: NASCAR Camping World. Date: Friday, May 30. Race: Lucas Oil 200. Site: Dover International Speedway. Track: 1-mile oval. Start time: 5:30 p.m. ET. Laps: 200. Miles: 200. 2013 Winner: Kyle Busch. Television: FOX Sports 1. Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.