New Hampshire Motor Speedway: 25 Years, 25 Moments
Buy Tickets - SYLVANIA 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 's September event weekend will mark the facility's 25th Anniversary. Relive some of the top moments over the past 25 years. From Rusty Wallace capturing the inagural NASCAR Sprint Cup race win to Cole Custer becoming the youngest driver to visit Victory Lane in a National Series event - check out the top 25 moments below. 1. August 13, 1989: Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway (formerly Bryar Motorsports Park). 2. June 5, 1990: Track owner Bob Bahre and N.H. Governor Judd Gregg cut the ribbon to officially open “New Hampshire International Speedway.” 3. July 15, 1990: In NASCAR's debut at NHMS, Tommy Ellis wins the Grand National Series ( XFINITY ) race. 4. August 23, 1992: Joe Nemechek and Dale Earnhardt (Sr.) bump each other on the way to the finish line with Nemechek taking home the win. 5. July 11, 1993: Rusty Wallace wins the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at NHMS. 6. July 9, 1995: Jeff Gordon earns his first win at NHMS en route to his first Cup Series championship. 7. July 14, 1996: Ernie Irvan captures the win in one of the more emotional victories in NASCAR history. The win came less than two years after Irvan suffered a near-fatal crash at Michigan, where he was given less than a 10 percent chance of survival. 8. June 28, 1998: In his final season as an IndyCar driver, Tony Stewart wins the IRL New England 200, his final career win in the series. 9. Sept. 17, 2000: Jeff Burton leads all 300 laps of the Dura Lube 300 to earn his record-setting fourth Cup Series win at NHMS. The race is infamously remembered for its use of restrictor plates. 10. Nov. 23, 2001: The New Hampshire 300 runs as the last race of the season on Friday after Thanksgiving. Robby Gordon wins the race and Jeff Gordon holds the Sprint Cup Series trophy for the fourth time. 11. Sept. 19, 2004: The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship debuts with its opening race, the SYLVANIA 300. Kurt Busch wins the race and goes on to become crowned Champion. 12. Sept. 18, 2005: Robby Gordon chucks his helmet at Michael Waltrip after a wreck on the backstretch. 13. June 28, 2008: Chuck Hossfeld edges Ted Christopher by 0.001 seconds in the Whelen Modified Tour’s New England 100, the closest margin of victory in speedway history. 14. June 28, 2009: Joey Logano becomes the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at 19 years, 35 days. 15. Sept. 20, 2009: Fifty-year-old Mark Martin takes the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with the 40th and final win of his illustrious career. It was his first and only win at NHMS. 16. June 26, 2010: Kyle Busch ends a streak of 23 straight different winners at NHMS in the XFINITY Series by becoming the first two-time series winner in the track's history. He also won the '09 race and followed up with wins in '11 and '13. 17. July 16, 2011: Kyle Busch earns his 100th NASCAR National Series win and ties Mark Martin ’s record for most XFINITY Series wins with 49. 18. Sept. 25, 2011: Tony Stewart assumes his only lead in the SYLVANIA 300 with two to go when Clint Bowyer runs out of gas. The win was Stewart’s second in as many Chase races and propelled him to the championship. 19. July 14, 2012: NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Mike Stefanik beats Ron Silk in the Whelen Modified Tour Town Fair Tire 100 by 0.003 seconds. 20. Sept. 23, 2012: Denny Hamlin follows through on his guarantee to win, and celebrates with military personnel in victory lane. 21. July 11, 2013: Toomas Topi Heikkinen wins the SYVLANIA SilverStar zXe Global RallyCross race when leader Tanner Foust crashes on the final hairpin turn. 22. July 14, 2013: Part-time driver Brian Vickers wins the Camping World RV Sales 301, his first win since battling back from blood clots in his legs and lungs that threatened his life. 23. July 11, 2014: Ryan Newman wins the inaugural Modified All-Star Shootout event, a combination race between the best of the Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour. 24. July 13, 2014: Brad Keselowski ties a NASCAR record by becoming the 13th different non-repeat winner at the same track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 25. Sept. 20, 2014: At 16 years, seven months and 28 days, Cole Custer wins the NASCAR Camping World Truck s Series UNOH 175 to become the youngest winner of a NASCAR National Series race.
Matt Crafton wins Truck race at Charlotte
RELATED: Full race results " Updated series standings CONCORD, N.C. -- Matt Crafton had a lot to overcome on Saturday -- a 17th-place starting position and a difficult pit stall that cost him dearly in the early stages of Saturday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway . But after 134 laps, Crafton was 5.748 seconds ahead of second-place Kyle Busch , winning the race and extending his series lead to 12 points over seventh-place finisher Timothy Peters . In fact, the two-time champion won consecutive races for the first time in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, going back-to-back in successive weeks at Dover and Charlotte. Even though it took Crafton more than half the race to get to the front, he sensed the quality of his ride from the drop of the green flag. "I literally did," Crafton said. "I was like, 'Wow!' This thing was unbelievable from the time we dropped the green. This thing went through (Turns) 1 and 2 -- well, the first original start, everybody got jumbled up and went through (Turns) 1 and 2 and then 3 and 4, and I'm like, 'This thing feels really good right here.' "Then we fell back to the 20s (after pit road issues) at that point and we started driving back through them and I was like, 'Oh, my goodness, these boys are in trouble today.' " The victory was the 13th of Crafton's career, but despite the wide margin of victory, his No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota didn't take the lead for the first time until Lap 80, when Crafton tracked down Peters and passed him for the top spot. After starting mid-pack, Crafton worked his way forward during the first run but had major issues on pit road, first sliding through his pit box and later getting blocked in his stall. The miscues forced Crafton to pass a gaggle of cars, but by Lap 78 he was fourth for a restart after Christopher Bell 's spin off Turn 4, and two laps later, Crafton had the lead. The advantage grew to more than 8.5 seconds before a cycle of green-flag pit stops for fuel trimmed Crafton's winning margin in the closing laps. Johnny Sauter did an extraordinary job of saving fuel and rolled home third behind Crafton and Busch. Tyler Reddick and Matt Tifft , the latter recently named to the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class, were fourth and fifth, respectively, both on fuel strategy. Spencer Gallagher , Peters, Bell, Daniel Hemric and polesitter William Byron completed the top 10. Busch led 27 laps in the early going but suffered a suspension part failure that caused the handling of his No. 18 Tundra to tighten up. Nor did it help that Busch's team was penalized for an uncontrolled tire during a pit stop on Lap 68, forcing the driver to restart at the rear of the field on Lap 71. "Once we got back in traffic, it just got super, super tight," said Busch, whose Kyle Busch Motorsports organization also owns the trucks driven by Bell, Byron and Daniel Suarez . "Something broke, and after that, it was just laying on the splitter."
Christopher Bell recounts harrowing Daytona wreck
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Time away from the driver's seat is not a friend, not after a barrel roll down Daytona International Speedway 's frontstretch. One week removed from his frightening tumble, Christopher Bell is eager to get on the track again and put his dramatic wreck in the season opener behind him. Bell, who is in his first full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, has flipped sprint cars a time or two, but his crash in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota was a first in stock-car racing. It was different in several ways, including having more time to think about the wreck afterward. "In the open-wheel program, you race 100 races a year so you flip on Saturday and you're back racing on Sunday," the 21-year-old driver said before Friday's NCWTS practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway . "Luckily, we didn't have a huge break where you sit there and ponder it. So I'm looking forward to today and tomorrow to get Daytona behind us and I hope to start fresh." The physics of wrecking in NASCAR are different as well. "The biggest thing about the stock car is it might not hurt as bad because you've got more material around you, but the G forces are say more. I think the biggest thing is you're sitting to the left compared to an open-wheel car, you're sitting in the center of the car so everything is flipping around you. In the stock cars, you're off to the side of the truck, so whenever you start barrel rolling, you know, it's trying to throw you out of the car." Bell did start fresh and fast on Friday, posting the second-fastest speed of 178.816 mph in the Truck Series' first practice for Saturday's Great Clips 200 (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). He's competing in the truck that Erik Jones drove to the series championship in 2015. And he feels fine. "When I stopped, you got a lot of adrenaline, so I felt really good. … But walking to the ambulance I was pretty dizzy and by the time I got there, I was really dizzy. As far as injuries, other than a little bit of bruising, I mean my face was a little bruised afterwards, but other than that I was fine. The next morning I felt 100 percent until I got out of bed, and once I got out of bed, I realized I couldn't move quite as fast. But after a couple days that was all gone, and I was good to go." Bell is hopeful to keep pushing strong speed into Saturday's race with some solid testing at Atlanta under the team's belt. He got his first win while running seven races for KBM in 2015, taking the checkered flag at Eldora Speedway and is eager for another trip to Victory Lane. But first, Bell is grateful to get back to racing and past the wreck. He said the accident could have been worse if the truck had taken a hard hit to the nose or been hit by another truck rather than dissipating energy as it rolled down the track. "Looking back at it, I saw Larson's crash then Austin Dillon last year," Bell said. "You think, 'That's never going to happen to me. That'll never happen to me.' Then suddenly it is happening to you. Watching it was an eye opener. Even after I went through the crash it didn't sink in, but whenever I got to watching myself flipping, it's like 'Wow, that did happen to me.' It puts it in perspective."
Late surge lifts Crafton to first Monster Mile win
RELATED: Race results " Updated series standings DOVER, Del. -- It took 16 tries, but Matt Crafton finally got his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Dover International Speedway . Holding off hard-charging Daniel Suárez throughout a 27-lap green-flag run to the finish of Friday's Jacob Companies 200 at the Monster Mile, the two-time series champion picked up his first win of the season and the 12th of his career, all but assuring himself a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. "We've gotten close and we've had very fast trucks -- and this truck was very, very good today," said Crafton, who has recorded all 12 of his career wins in No. 88 trucks fielded by ThorSport Racing. "It's all about the guys behind me. "This team never gives up because we weren't very good in the last practice. We were 21st. Junior (Joiner, crew chief) and I sat down and talked for a while -- and we talked again. I just showed up later and let him do his work. They worked on it all day -- a little air pressure here and a little air pressure there and finally this thing was right on." And "right on" was good enough to keep Suárez at bay over the closing laps. "It's awesome," Crafton said. "I've always wanted Miles (the Monster trophy)." Suárez came home second in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, matching his career best. Christopher Bell ran third, followed by Johnny Sauter and Cole Custer , who overcame an early penalty for jumping the first restart of the race on Lap 49 of 200 to finish fifth. Suárez thought he had the fastest truck during the closing run but couldn't get to Crafton's bumper. "When I was moving to the top, I thought I was making some ground, but the slow cars were on the top, so it was difficult for me to keep the momentum and stay there," Suárez said. "I don't know what I could have done different to try to complete the pass. "But what I think was that the 51 truck was the fastest out there at the end of that run, but clean air is super important here, and that paid off really good for the 88 team." Though Michael Waltrip referred to Joiner as a "mastermind" on the FOX Sports television broadcast, Joiner was quick to deflect credit to his driver. "We do it together, and we're both masterminds at what we do, because we never stop," Joiner said. "That's what makes us a unit. We don't ever, ever stop. He'll text me or call me at midnight if he woke up and had an epiphany or something. The good thing is we'll both take it in and do it together." Notes: Pole-sitter William Byron, last week's winner at Kansas, led a race-high 80 laps but faded to 11th at the finish. Crafton was close behind, leading 76 of the 200 laps… Friday was a mixed bag for ThorSport, which had two of trucks, driven by Ben Rhodes and Rico Abreu, wreck together on Lap 61… Crafton took over the series lead by two points over Timothy Peters , who finished 14th… In post-race inspection, Suárez's No. 51 Toyota was found to be too low in the left rear. If any penalties are warranted, they will be announced Wednesday. ... The series' next race is scheduled May 20 at Charlotte Motor Speedway .
News: Christopher Bell can't sing as well as Huey Lewis and the
There's no denying Christopher Bell is bold. It's what led him to a victory in just his third career Camping World Truck Series start at the age of 20. And it's what led him to show off his vocal abilities in a new video he shared on Wednesday. Unfortunately, it seems his vocal abilities should've hit the gym first before flexing so hard. Time for @JBLaudio "Guess the Song." Tweet me the answer. Use #JBLxToyota #contest RULES: https://t.co/OUltxQpA66 pic.twitter.com/vJnghxLTNZ — Christopher Bell (@CBellRacing) March 30, 2016 Now, we fully admire Bell's ability to give it his all -- and hey, sometimes effort trumps talent -- but the first response tweet to his post kind of encapsulated how everyone is feeling about this. @CBellRacing @JBLaudio Chris please stick to racing — Zan (@Zannabee3) March 30, 2016 Well, maybe everyone except this guy. Does your mood suck? Try some @Huey_Lewis_News @pandora_radio . That will get your ass in gear. — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) March 22, 2016 So, Chris, let's stick to what you know best (dominating on the race track), while leaving the mic work to the professionals and let's all jam out to some Huey Lewis and the News to help us get over hump day and one day closer to Martinsville.
Full schedule for Charlotte All-Star Weekend
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will head to Charlotte Motor Speedway this week, while the NASCAR XFINITY Series is off. Check out the full weekend schedule below. Note: All times are ET SATURDAY, MAY 21: ON TRACK -- 9:42-10:52 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race practice/pit road speed practice, FS1 ( Results ) -- 11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown (20 laps, 20 laps, 10 laps), FS1 ( Segment 3 Results ) -- 1 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 (134 laps, 201 miles), FS1 ( Results ) -- 7:10 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying (three laps with pit stop), FS1 (Canceled due to rain - full lineup set by owner points) -- 9 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race (50 laps, 50 laps, 13 laps) FS1 ( Results ) PRE-RACE ALL-STAR RACE SCHEDULE — 8:49:00 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All Star Race, Driver & Crew Intros — 9:10:00 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by: 14th Weather Squadron, US Air Force, Asheville, North Carolina — 9:10:20 p.m.: Invocation by: Joe Gibbs — 9:11:00 p.m.: National Anthem by: Caleb Johnson — 9:12:30 p.m.: Fly-by TOT: Team Aerodynamix (Turn 4 to Turn 1) — 9:17:30 p.m. (approx.): "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: Tony Stewart (Done from inside his car) — 9:26:00 p.m. (approx.): Start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) --2:15 p.m. (approx): Post- Camping World Truck Series race --10:15 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Elliott wins Sprint Fan Vote -- Bayne, Biffle, Larson win Sprint Showdown -- Crafton wins Truck Series race at Charlotte -- Logano wins Sprint All-Star Race, $1 million prize -- Stewart, Kenseth collide in Sprint All-Star Race RELATED: New format for Sprint All-Star Race " Who's eligible? THURSDAY, MAY 19: ON TRACK -- 12:30-1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice -- canceled due to rain -- 2:30-3:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series second practice -- canceled due to rain -- 6:45-7:45 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice -- time moved due to rain ( Results ) PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 11:15 a.m.: Christopher Bell -- 11:30 a.m.: Daniel Hemric -- 11:45 a.m.: Cole Custer DAILY ROUNDUP -- Harvick signs long-term extension with Stewart-Haas Racing -- How the Sprint All-Star Race works -- Larson on winning: 'I want to do it the right way' FRIDAY, MAY 20: ON TRACK -- 1:30-2:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown final practice (Sprint Showdown qualifying), FS1 (canceled) -- 3-4:40 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race final practice, FS1 (postponed to Saturday) -- 4:45-4:55 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race pit road speed practice, FS1 (postponed to Saturday) -- 5:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (canceled -- starting lineup ) -- 7:15 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown (20 laps, 20 laps, 10 laps), FS1 ( postponed to Saturday ) -- 8:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 (134 laps, 201 miles), FS1 ( postponed to Saturday ) GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- canceled PRESS CONFERENCES ( Watch live ) -- 11 a.m.: Dusenberry Martin Racing announcement with Carl Edwards -- 11:30 a.m.: Matt Kenseth -- 12:45 p.m.: Ryan Blaney -- 1:15 p.m.: Kevin Harvick -- 10 p.m. (approx.): Post-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race DAILY ROUNDUP -- Harvick: 'Never, ever worried' about contract extension -- Rain washes out Friday's on-track schedule -- Strategic choice awaits drivers: Lead vs. fresh tires -- Dusenberry Martin Racing announces NASCAR Heat Evolution
Custer, Byron top Thursday's Truck practices at Dover
Practice 2: Results DOVER, Del. -- Cole Custer topped the leaderboard in Thursday's second and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Dover International Speedway at 157.577 mph in the No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Right behind him was Christopher Bell in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota at 157.377 mph. Rounding out the top five were Ben Kennedy in the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet, Matt Tifft in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota and Daniel Hemric in the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford. Series points leader Timothy Peters was 11th-fastest with a speed of 155.293 mph in the No. 17 RHR Toyota. In the session's closing minutes, Kennedy brought out the caution after hitting the wall. NASCAR did not resume the practice after that. Keystone Light Pole Qualifying is Friday at 2:15 p.m. ET on FS1. Practice 1: Results DOVER, Del. -- Last week's Kansas winner William Byron topped the leaderboard in Thursday's first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Dover International Speedway at 159.426 mph in the No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Right behind him was Brandon Jones in the No. 71 Contreras Motorsports Chevrolet at 158.695 mph. Rounding out the top five were Matt Tifft (158.423 mph) in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota, Cameron Hayley (158.402 mph) in the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Toyota and Matt Crafton (158.040 mph) in the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota. Series points leader Timothy Peters was 13th fastest in the session in the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota. The practice was halted with just over 10 minutes remaining to allow for an ambulance to leave the track. Thirteen minutes were added once trucks resumed the session at 2:58 p.m. ET.
Byron learns about burnouts, balancing success
NASCAR's latest winner in the Camping World Truck Series admitted after the fact that "I didn't even know how to do a burnout," but William Byron likely will have plenty of more opportunities to figure out that portion of the post-race celebration. Less than a week ago, the 18-year-old won in just his fifth career start in the series, piloting the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 9 Toyota to victory at Kansas Speedway . "I just kind of found the gears and watched the smoke in the back and it was just really cool," Byron said of his celebration after losing the lead but rallying on a late-race restart that extended the race three laps beyond its scheduled 167-lap distance. He became the eighth different winner for KBM, which began fielding entries in the series in 2010. Busch, the owner/driver, has earned 29 of the organization's 47 career victories. Byron will be chasing career win No. 2 this weekend as the NCWTS heads to Dover International Speedway for the series' fifth stop of the season, the JACOB Companies 200, slated to get under way Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Byron will be joined in the race by KBM teammates Christopher Bell and Daniel Suarez . A year ago, Byron wrapped up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title with a ninth-place finish at Dover. It was his first time at the track and because rain forced the cancellation of practice and qualifying, his first laps on the 1-mile concrete track were run under race conditions. "Going back and being able to have practice to wrap my hands around the race track a little bit more will be helpful," Byron said. "But also to have that instant experience I did last year. We had 125 laps of pretty intense racing." Byron didn't begin his racing career until he was 14, somewhat late by today's standards. But he quickly moved up through the ranks and landed a Late Model ride with JR Motorsports in 2014. Last year's K&N title came while competing for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks . A year ago, crew chief Rudy Fugle helped guide Erik Jones to three victories and the series championship. Helping guide another youngster into Victory Lane, he said, "was different." "The last couple of years I've had some different drivers, more drivers (who were) … expected to win more out of the box," Fugle said. "Now, with a young driver again, and learning how to coach him and how to do the right things, it was fun to watch, too, because he's just got the raw talent and the speed just out of the box that you don't have to teach." His Kansas victory all but assured Byron of a spot in this year's Chase for those competing in the Truck Series. The top eight drivers (based on wins and/or points) will qualify for the seven-race playoff. Series regulars Johnny Sauter (Daytona) and John Hunter Nemechek (Atlanta) have also earned wins this season. A dozen more races remain before the Chase gets underway. And of course there's high school graduation. "My graduation is May 27 and actually an off-weekend, so I'm pretty fortunate with that and get to enjoy that," Byron said. "It's a good balance between going to school and being a completely normal kid and people really have no idea what's going on when we get to the race track. "Then the cool part is that I like to just kind of do my business at school and keep my grades up and then get to the race track and enjoy myself." Bryon is seventh in points in the Truck Series with finishes of third and first in his last two outings. He finished 13th in the season-opening race at Daytona while engine trouble resulted in a 32nd-place finish at Atlanta.
William Byron earns first Truck Series win at Kansas
RELATED: Race results " Series standings KANSAS CITY, Kan. – William Byron remembers watching NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races when he was six years old. Now 18, Byron has a win in the series he watched as a child. But it took a strong truck and a stroke of good luck for Byron to win Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 and reach Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway for the first time in five series starts. Driving the No. 9 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Byron was third when frontrunner Johnny Sauter led Ben Rhodes into Turn 3 on the final lap of overtime. Rhodes drove his No. 41 Tundra hard to the inside of Sauter's No. 21 Chevrolet, clipped the left rear quarter panel of Sauter’s truck and sent both vehicles spinning toward the outside wall. When NASCAR threw the 11th caution of the race, Byron had the lead, and two-time series champion Matt Crafton was running second. "I just got ran over by a bozo ... I guess he's just brain dead," an irate Sauter said after the incident. "It's just unfortunate that sometimes you can't race the way you want to." For Byron, who became the ninth NASCAR Next driver to win a national series race, there was only joy. "It was crazy the last couple of restarts, and I had the lead there on the green-flag run (before the caution that forced overtime), and I was really just praying for no cautions, but you have to earn it," Byron said. "And my crew chief, Rudy Fugle, really told me about that on all the restarts. He's like, 'This is how you earn it,' so I just can’t thank (sponsor) Liberty University enough. This is a dream come true. I was six years old watching Truck races. Didn't start racing until I was 14, and just to be in a Toyota Tundra like this is amazing." The last lap wreck wasn't the first time in the race Byron benefitted from contact between two trucks in front of him. Moments after a restart on Lap 135, the Toyotas of Crafton and Timothy Peters collided, breaking the momentum of both trucks and shuffling them out of the top 10. Byron inherited the lead, shed eventual fourth-place finisher Christopher Bell after a brief battle and streaked away to a lead of 4.5 seconds before caution for Tyler Reddick 's spin on Lap 164 of a scheduled 167 forced the overtime and bunched the field. Sauter took full advantage of the restart in overtime, diving to the inside and surging into the lead with Rhodes passing Byron for second in the process. Sauter appeared to have the race in hand until Rhodes made his kamikaze move and wrecked the leader in the final pair of corners. Notes: With the victory, Byron is all but assured of qualifying for the first Camping World Truck Series Chase. ... Peters finished eighth and holds an eight-point lead in the series standings over Daniel Hemric , who ran third on Friday night.
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