See where drivers finished in the race at Gateway Motorsports Park NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race - American Ethanol presents the Drivin' for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren Gateway Motorsports Park Madison, Illinois Saturday, June 13, 2015 1. (2) Cole Custer , Chevrolet, 160 2. (14) Spencer Gallagher #, Chevrolet, 160 3. (4) Johnny Sauter , Toyota, 160 4. (12) John H. Nemechek #, Chevrolet, 160 5. (9) Cameron Hayley #, Toyota, 160 6. (13) Timothy Peters , Toyota, 160 7. (15) Ben Kennedy , Toyota, 160 8. (6) Tyler Reddick , Ford, 160 9. (7) Daniel Hemric #, Chevrolet, 160 10. (10) Austin Theriault #, Ford, 160 11. (11) John Wes Townley , Chevrolet, 160 12. (5) Brandon Jones #, Chevrolet, 160 13. (18) Ray Black Jr . #, Chevrolet, 160 14. (20) Travis Kvapil , Chevrolet, 160 15. (17) Tyler Young , Chevrolet, 160 16. (21) Tyler Tanner , Chevrolet, 159 17. (28) Ryan Ellis , Chevrolet, 157 18. (23) Timmy Hill , Chevrolet, 157 19. (27) Jordan Anderson , Chevrolet, 156 20. (25) Jennifer Jo Cobb , Chevrolet, 156 21. (3) Matt Crafton , Toyota, Accident, 151 22. (24) Korbin Forrister #, Chevrolet, 148 23. (1) Erik Jones #, Toyota, Electrical, 145 24. (26) Tommy Regan , Chevrolet, Electrical, 108 25. (8) Matt Tifft , Toyota, Accident, 92 26. (29) Norm Benning , Chevrolet, Brakes, 56 27. (19) Justin Boston #, Toyota, Accident, 51 28. (16) Mason Mingus , Chevrolet, Accident, 51 29. (22) Justin Jennings , Chevrolet, Brakes, 26 30. (31) Michael Affarano (i), Chevrolet, Brakes, 13 31. (30) Adam Edwards , Chevrolet, Brakes, 6 32. (32) Joey Gattina, Chevrolet, Engine, 0 Average Speed of Race Winner: 96.97 mph. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 03 Mins, 45 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.871 Seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 35 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: E. Jones # 1-55; M. Crafton 56-62; E. Jones # 63-82; M. Crafton 83-93; J. Sauter 94-97; C. Custer 98-110; E. Jones # 111-119; M. Crafton 120-150; T. Reddick 151-154; C. Custer 155-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): E. Jones # 3 times for 84 laps; M. Crafton 3 times for 49 laps; C. Custer 2 times for 19 laps; T. Reddick 1 time for 4 laps; J. Sauter 1 time for 4 laps. Top 10 in Points: M. Crafton - 329; T. Reddick - 317; J. Sauter - 299; E. Jones # - 296; J. Townley - 260; C. Hayley # - 254; S. Gallagher # - 251; D. Hemric # - 246; T. Peters - 245; B. Kennedy - 238.
Kyle Busch blows by Ron Hornaday off the restart to capture his second straight CWTS victory at Nashville.
An excited Nelson Piquet Jr. and a disappointed Ron Hornaday comment on the race in Nashville, as well as the rest of the top finishers.
Austin Hill gets loose after blowing a tire, collecting Joe Nemecheck and Donnie Neuenberger.
NASCAR Next driver wins K&N Pro Series East opener for third straight win Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Challenge MORE: Hill wins K&N Pro Series East opener " More coverage with Home Tracks NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Austin Hill has managed to do more with less as he tries to work his way up the NASCAR ranks. Though his family-run team has scrapped its way to a recent burst of success, it turns out he has a legendary ally working his corner. The 20-year-old Hill continued his trend of stellar performances in Sunday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway, notching his third straight win on the regional circuit dating back to last season's late two-race sweep at Greenville-Pickens Speedway and Dover International Speedway to close out the campaign. Joining Hill in Victory Lane on the .48-mile track's frontstretch was a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee who has grown to become a family friend -- engine-building marvel Robert Yates. Yates, long affiliated with Ford, has provided engines for the K&N Series' Ford teams for the past five years. But his connection with Hill runs deeper. When the NASCAR Next driver's team came up empty looking for shop space, Yates took him in for part of last season, giving the family operation room to grow. "Robert and those guys, they've been an awesome help," Hill said. "Ever since we ran our first race as a home-operated and family-operated team, they've just been really supportive of us. We kind of got in a pickle. We really couldn't find a building for our car, and for two races -- we were actually running out of their stable in the back of their shop. They've just been really supportive. Every time we hit the track, we have plenty of power. You never hear me come over the radio and say, 'Hey, this motor just doesn't feel right.' They build awesome motors and I'm really glad I can run a Ford." Yates was particularly pleased with watching a blue oval emblem show the way, as Hill led all 150 laps from the pole position and fended off a stout challenge from Dalton Sargeant, a 16-year-old hotshot finishing second in his first K&N appearance. The race also marked the debut of the K&N Series' new generation of Five Star car bodies, meaning Hill's No. 22 Fusion was easily identifiable at the front of the pack. Though Hill's recent surge has suddenly made him a force on the K&N tour, his search for sponsorship and his next big break continues. Yates said he sees plenty of potential from the NASCAR Home Tracks proving ground, with Hill near the top of that list. "He's definitely on the right step for now, but he's just got to get that right opportunity," Yates said. "All these kids, there's so much talent coming. … The young guys, I know they can do it, but nobody gives them a chance, and of course, look at this -- the talent here." Huge Thanks to @robertyates28 for never letting us down on horse power! Awsome to have you here with us! #NASCARNext pic.twitter.com/UrD1fiSQGC — Austin Hill (@Hillbroracing) February 16, 2015 Hill hopes his recent rise will open the door to more time behind the wheel in NASCAR national series. The Georgia youngster carries high hopes into Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports 1), the season opener for the Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway. Hill made two Truck Series starts last season, leading an impressive 21 laps at Martinsville Speedway in October, but racing in Daytona's all-important aerodynamic draft is a far different animal. When the 2.5-mile track opens for practice Thursday, Hill hopes to earn some respect in the draft and create friendships that may ultimately benefit him in Friday night's main event. "It's all about the luck of the draw," Hill said. "If you get the right push from somebody, the right draft, and you're there at the end, then you're certainly going to have a shot at it. If you want to pull out of line, though, you better make sure you've got somebody pushing you that's good. Hopefully, I can talk to some of those truck guys and they can work with me and we can get to the front." While he hopes more driving duties in the Camping World Truck Series arise, Hill's season-long focus is on the K&N tour, where he hopes to improve upon his tie for fifth place in last year's final standings. One race into 2015, he finds himself as the series points leader, a distinction that should help as he continues the quest for sponsorship. In the meantime, Hill has derived ultimate satisfaction from turning in a dominant performance as his underdog family team competes against its more well-heeled rivals. Even though he continues to do more with less, it's done nothing to diminish Hill's competitive drive. "Every time I hit the track, I want to win," Hill said. "It doesn't matter if I'm racing out here in the parking lot with somebody. It's just in my blood. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today
NASCAR Next driver, veteran Daytona truck winner open strong Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live PRACTICE 1 " Full results Austin Hill topped the opening practice session of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Hill , a NASCAR Next driver, rounded the 2.5-mile track with a top speed of 188.509 mph and in 47.743 seconds. Travis Kvapil finished second at 188.419 mph. John Wes Townley (188.084 mph), two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton (187.923 mph) and Ty Dillon (187.805 mph) rounded out the top five on the leaderboard. PRACTICE 2 " Full results Johnny Sauter led final practice for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Sauter turned a lap of 190.617 mph and 47.215 seconds at the 2.5-mile track. Cameron Hayley finished second with a speed of 189.962 mph and a time of 47.378 seconds. Austin Theriault (189.645 mph), Ty Dillon (189.577 mph) and Spencer Gallagher (189.561 mph) rounded out the top five on the practice leaderboard. The season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1. Kyle Busch is the defending race champion. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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Driver scores first win of 2015 Camping World Truck Series season RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings MADISON, Ill. -- Cole Custer took advantage of a five-lap shootout at Gateway Motorsports Park to score his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Saturday night's American Ethanol presents the Drivin' for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren. When race leader Tyler Reddick missed his second shift of the night on the final restart, Custer attacked and cleared the field to cruise to a 0.871-second triumph over Spencer Gallagher . It was the 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver's first win of the year and second for JR Motorsports, which won last month at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kasey Kahne . "I was just trying to tell myself 'no excuses,'" said Custer, who won in his third start of the year. "I think we were a little bit better than the 19 (Reddick). We struggled a little bit all day. I don't know, I'm just tired. I gotta thank Haas Automation, Gene Haas, Kelley (Earnhardt-Miller), Dale (Earnhardt Jr.) for giving me this opportunity and Hendrick engines, the pit crew for coming out. "We put everything together, we didn't have the best truck, but we ran a great race." After Matt Crafton and Erik Jones , who had the two strongest trucks of the night, endured problems late in the race, the revolving door opened with Custer answering. For Gallagher, late-race strategy played into his hands -- which ultimately led to his second career top-five finish. "(We) didn't have the speed in our No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet that we wanted all day, but we started 14th, so pretty far back there and a track where track position is such a huge deal, that was kind of a cloud hanging over our head to begin with. My GMS Racing guys played the game right all night. We were able to hold off Sauter at the end there. I told my crew chief, better be lucky than good sometimes, I'll take it." Mother Nature played her hand early at Gateway, cancelling qualifying after a brief, but heavy shower a few minutes into round one of knockout qualifying. The field was set per the rule book, putting Erik Jones on the pole after turning the fastest lap in practice earlier in the day. Quickly, the track dried, but the start of the eighth race of the season was delayed nearly two hours after a heavy shower soaked the 1.25-mile oval shortly before pre-race ceremonies. Drivers were called to their trucks at 9:25 p.m. CST, with the command to fire engines less than 10 minutes later. From the start, Jones kept the lead and held the point until the first caution waved on Lap 53 for a two-truck accident in Turn 1. Matt Crafton won the race off pit road ahead of Erik Jones , Matt Tifft , Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick . Racing resumed, but Crafton's lead would be short-lived as Jones, a NASCAR Next alum, made the pass on the outside and retook the lead from the defending series champion. Despite being chased by Crafton, Jones kept the lead until the second yellow flag waved on Lap 80 for debris. While Jones elected to pit, Crafton stayed out, while Tyler Reddick , Johnny Sauter , Brandon Jones and Austin Theriault played strategy and took two tires. Jones was the first truck that elected for four tires and exited pit road sixth. Crafton held the lead through Lap 91 when Tifft crashed in Turn 1. Under the third caution of the race, Crafton pitted, handing the lead to his ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter with Custer second. Restarting with 64 laps to go, Sauter found himself unable to hold off Custer, who ventured out to a half-second lead by Lap 100. Ten laps later, Custer had company in the form of Jones, who made the pass to reclaim the lead on Lap 112. Six laps later, a stalled truck brought out another yellow, sending the lead lap trucks to pit road for service. A flawless stop by Crafton's team sent him back to the top ahead of Spencer Gallagher , who took two tires. Jones exited third, followed by Ray Black Jr . with no tires, and Reddick. On the restart, Crafton was able to stay ahead, but Jones, hungry for his first win of the season, was quickly closing. Ultimately, Jones spun on the frontstretch 17 laps from the finish while trying to pass a lapped truck. With Jones out of the mix, Crafton found Reddick, Custer and John Hunter Nemechek looking to deny him of his fourth win of 2015. The green flag resumed with 10 laps remaining and Reddick wasted no time making his move and surging to the lead. Crafton's strong night would take a dramatic turn after Nemechek broke loose in Turn 3 and sent the No. 88 Toyota hard into the outside wall, yielding the sixth caution of the night. Custer jumped out to the lead on the final restart and cruised the rest of the way to Victory Lane. Behind Custer and Gallagher, Sauter, Nemechek and Cameron Hayley rounded out the top five, while Timothy Peters , Ben Kennedy , Reddick, Daniel Hemric and Austin Theriault comprised the top-10. "I always knew that we had trucks capable of winning," Custer said. "We just had to put everything together for a race." The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action next Friday, June 19, at Iowa Speedway for the American Ethanol 200 with coverage on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Erik Jones starts on the front row with Cole Custer RELATED: Full starting lineup A quick downpour at Gateway Motorsports Park covered the track with rain, delaying the start of the American Ethanol Presents the Drivin' for Linemen 200 brought to you Ameren. The green flag was set to drop at 8:43 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM. There was racing on Saturday night as the action got underway at 10:44 p.m. ET after a delay of approximately two hours and one minute. The race is scheduled to go 160 laps and 200 miles. Johnny Sauter told FOX Sports 1 that he didn't anticipate the rain changing the track much from all the rain. "I don't think this race track is going to change a whole lot from what we had in practice even though we've had a couple rain showers. I really don't I don't know how much rubber could really be put on there in a two-hour period." Rookie Daniel Hemric told FS1 that with the track losing all the rubber that "everybody is in the same boat now." Rain washed out qualifying just minutes into the three-round knockout style format at the 1.25-mile track. Only 16 drivers made a lap and after qualifying was canceled, the starting lineup was set by practice speeds, per the NASCAR rule book. In the series' lone practice session earlier in the day, Erik Jones topped the charts, followed by Cole Custer , Matt Crafton , Sauter and Brandon Jones . Custer won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for this race last year, which was won by Darrell Wallace Jr . There is no Air Titan at the track but jet dryers got to work to dry the track as quickly as possible. The Gateway race is the eighth race of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Crafton holds the points lead over Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones . FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Practice leader Erik Jones will start on the pole in tonight's race RELATED: Full starting lineup " Practice speeds from Gateway Keystone Light Pole Qualifying got underway at Gateway Motorsports Park, but four minutes into the 20-minute opening round, a downpour put a hold on the session at the 1.25-mile track before ultimately washing out the three rounds of knockout qualifying. Since qualifying did not resume, NASCAR set the starting grid based on practice speeds, per the rule book. That puts Erik Jones on the pole position since he topped the lone practice session with a fast lap of 136.766 mph. Jones was also the fastest among the 16 drivers that made a lap during the opening round qualifying before the rain moved in, clocking a lap of 136.087 mph. Second-fastest in practice was JR Motorsports' Cole Custer (136.591 mph), who will start on the front row with Jones. Rounding out the top five from their top speeds in practice are ThorSport Racing's Matt Crafton (136.579 mph) and Johnny Sauter (136.285 mph), and GMS Racing's Brandon Jones (136.240 mph), respectively. Custer won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for this race last year, an event that was ultimately won by Darrell Wallace Jr . There is no Air Titan at the track but there are jet dryers at work to dry the Illinois facility. The American Ethanol Presents the Drivin' for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren is the eighth race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for 2015. The 160-lap, 200 mile event is set for 8:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1 as well as MRN and SiriusXM. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule