Wild Finish in Iowa for Truck Series

It’s the halfway point of the regular season for the Camping World Truck Series with the M&Ms 200 from Iowa Speedway. The drivers will make 200 laps around the 7/8ths mile track.

Iowa_SpeedwayBy Matt Owen from Huxley, Iowa, USA – Scenic Iowa Views at the Races, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5303627

Noah Gragson is the pole sitter and will bring the field down for the green flag.

Noah_Gragson_-_K&N_West_Series_2016By Rob Street – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53870239

The starting lineup for the M&Ms 200:
Noah Gragson
Christopher Bell
Chase Briscoe
Johnny Sauter
John Hunter Nemechek
Ben Rhodes
Justin Haley
Ryan Truex
Jesse Little
Gran Enfinger
Austin Cindric
Matt Crafton
Brandon Jones
Harrison Burton
Cody Coughlin
Kaz Grala
Austin Wayne Self
Trey Hutchens
Jordan Anderson
Scot Lagasse Jr
T.J. Bell
Josh Reaume
Joe Nemechek
Kyle Donahue
Tyler Young
Kevin Donahue
Norm Benning
Bryce Napier
Wendell Chavous
J.J. Yeley
Ted Minor
Mike Senica

Stages one and two will last 60 laps with stage three lasting 80 laps.

Noah Gragson brings the field down for the start of the race and finally edges out team mate Christopher Bell for the lead as the trucks get three wide behind them.

With the track less than a mile around, it will not take long for the leaders to catch the slower traffice and begin to lap trucks.

Lap six Noah Gragson has pulled out to nearly a half second lead on Christopher Bell.

Joe Nemechek and JJ Yeley are off the track and laps down.

Lap 12 Noah Gragson is still in the lead with a lead of just over a quarter second on Christopher Bell.

Lap 17 Christopher Bell passes Noah Gragson to take over the lead when Bell takes the lead with lapped traffic ahead.

Lap 22 there are 21 trucks on the lead lap. Tyler Young, Joe Nemechek, and JJ Yeley are off the track.

Lap 25 Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly a second on Noah Gragson.

Halfway through stage one, Christopher Bell is in the lead with 19 trucks on the lead lap.

T.J. Bell, Tyler Young, Joe Nemechek, and JJ Yeley are out of the race.

Lap 36 Christopher Bell has a near one second lead on Noah Gragson.

Lap 43 Christopher Bell has a lead of over a second on Noah Gragson with 17 trucks on the lead lap.

Ted Minor, Kevin Donahue, and Bryce Napier are off the track.

Lap 48 Christopher Bell has a two second lead on Noah Gragson.

Lap 52 Christopher Bell’s lead is over two and a half seconds on Noah Gragson with 17 trucks on the lead lap.

With a lead of three seconds, Christopher Bell wins stage one.

Christopher_Bell_2015_Angell_Park_By Royalbroil – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41789452

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Christopher Bell
Noah Gragson
Johnny Sauter
Chase briscoe
Harrison Rhodes
Ryan Truex
John Hunter Nemechek
Justin Haley
Grant Enfinger
Austin Cindric

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 70 and pulls out in front of Chase Briscoe for the lead of the race.

Lap 78 Christopher Bell has a near half second lead on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 82 Christopher Bell has pulled out to a one second lead on Chase Briscoe with 17 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 100 Christopher Bell continues to dominate the race.

Mike Senica brings out the caution flag on lap 110 when he spins out. Ben Rhodes is the “lucky dog”.

When pit road opened all of the trucks but Christopher Bell and Grant Enfinger came down pit road.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart and holds off the drivers with fresher tires to hold on to the lead of the race.

Lap 115 Johnny Sauter passes Christopher Bell to take over the lead of the race.

Austin Wayne Self and Kaz Grala wreck bringing out the caution flag with only three laps remaining in the race. Ben Rhodes has another tire issue.

Johnny Sauter wins stage two under caution. It is Sauter’s fifth stage win of the season.

Johnny_Sauter_interacting_with_fans_at_Wisconsin_International_Raceway_2014By Royalbroil – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34657905

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Johnny Sauter
Chase Briscoe
John Hunter Nemechek
Christopher Bell
Noah Gragson
Ryan Truex
Austin Cindric
Jesse Little
Matt Crafton
Brandon Jones

After an extended cleanup, Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three.

Lap 135 Johnny Sauter has a lead of just under half a second on Chase Briscoe. There are 14 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 141 Johnny Sauter has pulled out to over a half second lead on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 147 Johnny Sauter has pulledo ut to a lead of over a second on Chase Briscoe.

Lap 150 Johnny Sauter now has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Chase Briscoe. In third John Hunter Nemechek is nearly three seconds behind.

Lap 161 Johnny Sauter has a lead of a second and a half on Chase Briscoe with John Hunter Nemechek nearly five seconds back in third place.

Lap 166 Johnny Sauter’s lead is now two seconds on Chase Brisco with Noah Gragson in third six seconds behind. Ryan Truex is on pit road with a smoking truck.

Lap 170 Johnny Sauter has pulled out to a near two and a half second lead on Chase Briscoe. There are 12 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 177 Johnny Sauter’s lead is down to under two seconds over Chase Briscoe with 12 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 181 Chase Briscoe has closed to within half a second on leader Johnny Sauter.

Lap 182 Chase Briscoe caught and passed Johnny Sauter for the lead of the race.

Lap 184 Chase Briscoe’s lead is over half a seocnd.

Lap 185 Matt Crafton spins out and hits the wall to bring out the fourth caution flag of the race. Crafton drops the window net indicating that he is all right.

Johnny Sauter was the only truck on the lead lap to stay out on the track when pit road opened.

Taking only two tires, Chase Briscoe leads the race off of pit road.

With only seven laps remaining in the race, Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart of the race but is challenged by Chase Briscoe for the lead. Getting three wide, John Hunter Nemechek passes Sauter and Briscoe to take over the lead.

The drivers are getting three and four wide through the field

With a lead of over a second, John Hunter Nemechek takes the white flag.

For the second week in a row, John Hunter Nemechek wins the race as Justin Haley and Harrison Burton crash behind him.

John_Hunter_Nemechek_at_Thunder_ValleyBy Nascarking – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42750620

The unofficial results of the M&Ms 200:
John Hunter Nemechek
Johnny Sauter
Brandon Jones
Grant Enfinger
Christopher Bell
Noah Gragson
Chase Briscoe
Austin Cindric
Jesse Little
Justin Haley
Harrison Burton
Cody Coughlin
Scott Lagasse Jr
Ben Rhodes
Jordan Anderson
Trey Hutchens III
Wendell Chavous
Josh Reaume
Matt Crafton
Ryan Truex
Mike Senica
Norm Benning
Austin Wayne Self
Kaz Grala
Bryce Napier
Kyle Donahue
Ted Minor
Kevin Donahue
T.J. Bell
Tyler Young
Joe Nemechek
J.J. Yeley


Share with your friends
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmail

Follow Us
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusyoutube

Enter your email address to get updated when we have new posts on the site and never miss a thing:

Delivered by FeedBurner





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *