CWTS Battle it Out in Texas

The Camping World Truck Series kicks off a triple header weekend from Texas Motor Speedway with the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief.

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After two rounds of qualifying with a lap of 29.00 Justin Haley is the youngest driver to ever win the pole at Texas Motor Speedway. Haley is one of four drivers who broke the old track record of 29.06 seconds around the mile and a half track.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief – Qualifying

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Justin Haley, driver of the #24 Zeality Chevrolet, poses with the 21 Means 21 Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Also breaking the track record was:
Johnny Sauter with a time of 29.05
Christopher Bell with a tie of 29.03
and Noah Gragson with a time of 29.024

The track times are the fastest qualifying times ever set in the Camping World Truck Series outside of the superspeedways in Daytona and Talladega.

The starting lineup for the JAG Metals 350:
Justin Haley
Noah Gragson
Christopher Bell – in the playoffs
Johnny Sauter – in the playoffs
Ryan Truex
Austin Cindric – in the playoffs
Kaz Grala
Matt Crafton – in the playoffs
Ben Rhodes – in the playoffs
Chase Briscoe
John Hunter Nemechek – in the playoffs
Myatt Sniker
Tyler Young
Regan Smith
Cody Coughlin
Stewart Friesen
Austin Hill
Austin Wayne Self
Grant Enfinger
Gray Gaulding
Wendell Shavous
Joe Nemechek
Patrick Emerling
Jordan Anderson
J.J. Yeley
Josh Reaume
Ray Ciccarelli
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Norm Benning
Ted Minor
Mike Senica
Tommy Joe Martins

Stages one and two of the race are 35 laps each with stage three lasting 77 laps for a total of 147 laps around the mile and a half track.

Justin Haley brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and gets out in front for the lead with Christopher Bell in second.

On lap four Justin Haley is still out in front with Christopher Bell in second. Matt Crafton gets loose and makes a big save.

Tommy Joe Martins brings out the first caution flag of the race when he gets loose, hits the outside wall and then moves down the track and hits the inside wall.

Choosing the inside lane Justin Haley brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 10. Justin Haley and Christopher Bell battle side by side but it is Justin Haley who gets out in front with Noah Gragson taking second.

Lap 12 Justin Haley leads the field with Noah Gragson in second and Christopher Bell in third There are 29 trucks on the lead lap with three trucks off the track – Mike Senica, Joe Nemechek, and Tommy Joe Martins.

The drivers are making record setting laps of 29 seconds around the track.

Lap 16 Justin Haley is still out in front of the field, but Christopher Bell is now back in second place with 25 trucks on the lead lap.

Halfway through stage one and Justin Haley has led every lap so far.

Patrick Emerling brings out the second caution flag of the race when he gets loose and makes hard contact with the inside wall 25. Christopher Bell passed Justin Haley for the lead just before the caution flag came out.

John Hunter Nemechek is reporting a tire issue.

Some of the drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service. Justin Haley leads the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 31 and holds on to the lead with Johnny Sauter in third and Austin Cindric in third.

As the end of stage one approaches all of the playoff drivers are in the first six spots.

Christopher Bell wins stage one for his eighth stage win of the season.

winstaronlinegaming.com 400 – Practice

FORT WORTH, TX – JUNE 08: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 8, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Christopher Bell

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Christopher Bell
Johnny Sauter
Austin Cindric
Ben Rhodes
John Hunter Nemechek
Matt Crafton
Myatt Snider
Kaz Grala
Austin Hill
Noah Gragson

Christopher Bell wins the race of of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Matt Crafton brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 43 but gets passes by Myatt Snider for the lead with Noah Gragson in second and Kaz Grala in third. Christopher Bell restarted the race in tenth place.

Lap 46 Myatt Snider is still out in from with Noah Gragson on his bumper. There are 22 trucks on the lead lap with seven trucks off of the track.

Lap 50 Myatt Snider has a lead of nearly a half second but Kaz Grala is now in second place with Noah Gragson in third.

In ninth place, Christopher Bell is the first driver who made a pit stop at the end of stage one; the top eight drivers stayed out on the track.

Justin Haley spun out and brought out the caution flag, but did not hit anything. Haley left plenty of smoke in his wake.

Several drivers brought their trucks down pit road for service with Austin Cindric winning the race off of pit road. The top five drivers stayed out.

Myatt Snider brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 62 with Snider holding on to the lead and Noah Gragson in second and Kaz Grala in third.

Lap 64 Noah Gragson passed Myatt Snider for the lead.

Noah Gragson wins stage two.

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The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Noah Gragson
Myatt Snider
Christopher Bell
Kaz Grala
Ryan Truex
Ben Rhodes
Austin Cindric
Matt Crafton
Johnny Sauter
John Hunter Nemechek

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road. After not taking any tires, Austin Hill advances seven spots to come out in second place.

The drivers cannot complete stage three without making a pit stop.

Matt Crafton was penalized for having a pit crew member over the wall too soon and will have to restart the race back in 19th place.

Austin Cindric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 77. Austin Cindric gets out in front with Johnny Sauter in second and Justin Haley in third. Noah Gragson gets into the wall but the track stays green.

After grazing the wall Noah Gragson is falling back in the field. After restarting the race in 10th he has fallen back to 15th.

Lap 81 Austin Cindric is in the lead with Justin Haley in second and Johnny Sauter in third.

On lap 89 the top five are Austin Cindric, Justin Haley, Johnny Sauter, Chase Briscoe, and Christopher Bell.

Lap 94 Austin Cindric holds on to the lead of the race with Justin Haley in second and Johnny Sauter in third. There are only 19 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 100 Austin Cindric is still out in front with Justin Haley in second and Johnny Sauter in third. Matt Crafton has moved up to 15th.

Lap 103 Johnny Sauter has pass Justin Haley to take over second place with Chase Briscoe in third.

There are no trucks just one lap down, with one truck two laps down – Josh Reaume.

Lap 109 Johnny Sauter passed Austin Cindric for the lead with Chase Briscoe in second and Christopher Bell in third. Austin Cindric drops to fourth place.

Lap 113 Johnny Sauter leads the race by nearly half a second over Chase Briscoe with Christopher Bell in third.

Lap 117 Johnny Sauter begins the cycle of green flag pit stops. The drivers need only one can of fuel to make it to the end of the race.

Christopher Bell takes over the lead of the race with 29 laps remaining in the race.

With 25 laps remaining in the race, Christopher Bell is out in front and there are only eleven cars on the lead lap.

With 22 laps remaining in the race, leader Christopher Bell finally brings his truck down pit road for fuel and two fresh tires.

Grant Enfinger is now the leader of the race.

Lap 127 John Hunter Nemechek is the leader with Grant Enfinger in second and Austin Wayne Self in third.

Ben Rhodes has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road with a possible loose lug nut.

Sixteen laps remaining in the race, John Hunter Nemechek is out in front but he has yet to make his pit stop.

With 13 laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek runs out of fuel as he brings his truck down pit road.

Johnny Sauter is the new leader of the race with only 12 laps to go in the race with Austin Cindric in second and Christopher Bell in third.

John Hunter Nemechek was caught speeding on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

Seven to go, Johnny Sauter leads the race with Austin Cindric in second and Christopher Bell in third. There are only 15 trucks on the lead lap.

Five to go…Johnny Sauter holds on to the lead with Austin Cindric in second and Christopher Bell in third.

Johnny Sauter takes the white flag.

Johnny Sauter wins the race for his fourth Texas win and a spot in the final four in Miami. This is Sauter’s third win of the season.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Striping Technology 350

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 04: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Johnny Sauter

the unofficial results of the JAG Metals 350:
Johnny Sauter
Austin Cindric
Christopher Bell
Chase Briscoe
Justin Haley
Kaz Grala
Grant Enfinger
Ryan Truex
Matt Crafton
Noah Gragson
Austin Hill
Myatt Snider
Regan Smith
Stewart Friesen
Austin Wayne Self
Cody Coughlin
Tyler Young
Ben Rhodes
John Hunter Nemechek
Josh Reaume
Wendell Chavous
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Norm Benning
Jordan Anderson
Ted Minor
Ray Emerling
Gray Gaulding
Ray Ciccarelli
J.J. Yeley
Mike Senica
Joe Nemechek
Tommy Joe Martins


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