Camping World Trucks Race in Charlotte

The Camping World Truck Series travels to North Carolina for the fifth race of the season with the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Charlotte Motor Speedway is another mile-and-a-half track that will see 13 rookies in the field.

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Christopher Bell won his third pole of the season.

The starting lineup for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200:
Christopher Bell
Chase Briscoe
Johnny Sauter
Kyle Busch
Ben Rhodes
Matt Crafton
Brett Moffitt
Austin Cindric
Parker Kligerman
Timothy Peters
Ryan Truex
Kaz Grala
John Hunter Nemechek
Austin Hill
Noah Gragson
Grant Enfinger
Cody Coughlin
Ross Chastain
Austin Wayne Self
Regan Smith
Brandon Jones
J.J. Yeley
Justin Haley
Matt Mills
Jorda nAnderson
T.J. Bell
Spencer Boyd
Stewart Friesen
Wendell Chavous
Norm Benning
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Todd Peck

Brandon Brown and Cody Ware failed to qualify for the race.

Stages one and two of the race are 40 laps each with stage three lasting 54 laps.

Polesitter Christopher Bell chose the outside lane to bring the field down for the green flag start of the race and pulls out in front to lead the race with a little help from truck owner Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch takes over the lead of the race on lap three after Christopher Bell has a tire issue. Bell saved the truck from hitting the wall and brought the truck down pit road with minimal damage.

Todd Peck is off the track.

Lap eight Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second over second place driver Johnny Sauter.

Eighteen-year-old Austin Cindric graduated from high school earlier in the day before coming to the track at Charlotte to qualify and later compete in the truck race.

Austin Hill brings out the first caution flag of the race when he spins out. Jennifer Jo Cobb is the “lucky dog”.

Christopher Bell pitted before pit road was open and has to restart the race at the back of the field.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 14 and takes over the lead of the race.

Lap 15 Kyle Busch already has a lead of over half a second on second place driver Chase Briscoe.

Lap 17 Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of a second on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 29 Kyle Busch has a lead of over two seconds on Chase Briscoe with 23 trucks on the lead lap.

Austin Cindric brings out the second caution flag of the race on lap 32. He keeps the truck off the wall. Matt Mills is the “lucky dog”.

The undercarriage of Austin Hill’s truck is glowing but he has stayed on the track.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and takes over the lead of the race with only four laps remaining in stage one. The drivers are getting three and four wide through the field.

Kyle Busch wins stage one. It is Busch’s third stage win.

The top 10 after stage one:
Kyle Busch
Johnny Sauter
John Hunter Nemechek
Matt Crafton
Chase Briscoe
Ben Rhodes
Ross Chastain
Ryan Truex
Noah Gragson
Timothy Peters

Johnny Sauter is the only driver who has won points in every stage this season.

John Hunter Nemechek took fuel only and wins the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track Ross Chastain brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two but Brandon Jones takes over the lead of the race. Kyle Busch restarted the race in the eleventh position.

Lap 49 Parker Kligerman passes Brandon Jones for the lead of the race.

Lap 53 Kyle Busch has moved into the top five. Parker Kligerman still holds on to the lead of the race by a narrow margin.

Lap 54 Johnny Sauter passes Parker Kligerman for the lead of the race.

The bed truck cover on Kaz Grala’s truck is up and will have to be repaired. Grala’s issue brought out the caution flag on lap 55. Christopher Bell is the “lucky dog”.

Grant Enfinger was penalized for having too many crew members over the pit wall.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 64 and takes the lead of the race.

Lap 66 Johnny Sauter has a lead of over a second on Matt Crafton. Brandon Jones takes his truck to the garage.

The caution flag comes out on lap 68 when Kaz Grala gets loose and hits the wall.

Parker Kligerman is penalized for having an uncontrolled tire in the infield and will have to start at the back of the longest line.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart with just six laps remaining in the stage and takes over the lead, but Matt Crafton and Ryan Truex give Sauter a challenge for the lead.

Matt Crafton swaps the lead with Sauter for a couple of laps but Kyle Busch runs between them to take over the lead of the race. Christopher Bell has made it back to the top five.

John Hunter Nemechek heads to pit road with a flat tire.

Kyle Busch wins stage two.

The top 10 after stage two:
Kyle Busch
Johnny Sauter
Matt Crafton
Ben Rhodes
Christopher Bell
Ryan Truex
Chase Briscoe
Timothy Peters
Noah Gragson
Austin Hill

Matt Crafton was caught speeding on pit road.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 88 and pulls out to a narrow lead.

With 45 laps remaining in the race Kyle Busch passes Austin Cindric to take over the lead of the race.

Norm Benning brings out the caution flag with 41 laps remaining in the race. Brett Moffitt is the “lucky dog”.

With 38 laps remaining Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart of the race and pulls out in front of the field.

Regan Smith brings out the caution flag with 33 laps remaining in the race after making contact with Austin Wayne Self and hitting the wall. Smith takes his truck to the garage.

Ryan Truex was penalized for having an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 106 and holds on to the lead of the race.

Lap 110 Kyle Busch has a lead of over a second over the second-place driver and teammate Christopher Bell.

With only 20 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over a second-and-a-half on Christopher Bell.

Fourteen to go and Kyle Busch continues his dominance over the field with a lead of over two seconds.

Ten to go and Kyle Busch is still out in front with a lead of over two seconds.

With only seven laps to go Matt Mills spins out and brings out the caution flag. His smoking truck was sitting in the middle of the track and the drivers worked around him with no further damage.

Chase Briscoe was penalized for driving through too many pit boxes on pit exit.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart with teammate Christopher Bell on the front row with only three laps to go in the race. Kyle Busch is out in front of the field.

Kyle Busch sweeps the stages and wins the race for the second week in a row. This is Kyle Busch’s seventh win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and his 48th Camping World Truck Series win.

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The unofficial results of the North Carolina Lottery 200:
Kyle Busch
Johnny Sauter
Christopher Bell
Ryan Truex
Timothy Peters
Matt Crafton
Grant Enfinger
Ben Rhodes
Noah Gragson
Parker Kligerman
Chase Briscoe
Austin Wayne Self
Austin Cindric
T.J. Bell
J.J. Yeley
Cody Coughlin
Justin Haley
Brett Moffitt
Ross Chastain
Spencer Boyd
Jordan Anderson
John Hunter Nemechek
Stewart Friesen
Matt Mills
Austin Hill
Norm Benning
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Wendell Chavous
Regan Smith
Kaz Grala
Brandon Jones
Todd Peck

photos courtesy of :
By Nascar1996 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12149372

By Sarah Stierch – Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41404499

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