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Join us next week when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track next week at Pocono Raceway in the Pocono Mountains 150.

Lap 150

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Lap 150

Remainder of top five: Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Jake Griffin, Tyler Reddick.

Lap 150

Kyle Larson wins,

Lap 145

Five laps remaining. Larson, Bell, Abreu, Griffin, Reddick.

Lap 142

Larson's lead over Bell is 1.0 seconds.

Lap 139

Rico Abreu moves into third. Jake Griffin fourth.

Lap 136

Rico Abreu has moved up to fourth.

Lap 135

Larson and Bell make contact, but Larson retains the lead.

Lap 133

Green flag.

Lap 130

Bobby Pierce is being sent to the infield care center.

Lap 128

Bobby Pierce is stuck with nose of car against the inside wall, needs a tow truck to pull him off the track.

Lap 126

Caution. Pierce's right rear tire down.

Lap 124

Pierce slides past Larson to take first, but slams into wall and Larson takes lead again.

Lap 120

Bobby Pierce dives down and nearly takes the lead, but Larson fends him off.

Lap 118

Green flag. Larson takes the lead.

Lap 114

Leader Bobby Pierce reports his truck is stuck in fourth gear.

Lap 111

Friesen's truck left a lot of oil on the track.

Lap 108

No. 16 Stewart Friesen, who was running in seventh. has smoke coming out of the back of his truck.

Lap 108

Caution.

Lap 101

Kyle Larson slides past Christopher Bell to take second.

Lap 98

Cole Custer has moved to fourth, Rico Abreu is now eighth.

Lap 95

On restart, Kyle Larson moves from eighth to third.

Lap 94

Green flag. Leaders are: Bobby Pierce, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen.

Lap 93

Bobby Pierce reporting he feels vibration, but still opted not to pit for fear of not being able to regain lead in final 60 laps.

Lap 93

Leaders do, indeed, stay out on the track. No. 41 Ben Rhodes having radiator problems on pit road.

Lap 92

Most drivers expected to stay out on this competition caution and not come to pit road.

Lap 92

Ben Rhodes reporting oil pressure problem.

Lap 92

William Byron receives the free pass.

Lap 90

Competition caution.

Lap 88

Christopher Bell is challenging Bobby Pierce for the lead.

Lap 86

Matt Crafton and Cameron Hayley battling for fourth.

Lap 83

Kyle Larson has moved up to 13th.

Lap 78

Green flag. Leaders are Bobby Pierce, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen.

Lap 74

Kyle Larson receives the free pass.

Lap 73

Caution. Cody Coughlin spins, makes contact with Brandon Brown and William Byron.

Lap 71

Kyle Larson restarted 21st, and already has moved to 20th. He remains one lap down, in position for free pass on next caution.

Lap 69

Bobby Pierce leads, followed by Ben Rhodes, Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell.

Lap 68

Green flag.

Lap 61

Caution. Contact between Hemric and Boswell.

Lap 61

Green flag. Leaders are: Christopher Bell, Bobby Pierce, Tyler Reddick, Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton.

Lap 60

Daniel Hemric receives the free pass on this caution.

Lap 54

Bobby Pierce is now in the lead, as Larson heads to pit road to get a new tire.

Lap 52

Kyle Larson was in the lead, and lost a tire. He also will be held a lap for intentionally causing a caution.

Lap 52

Caution. No. 24 Kyle Larson blows a tire and runs into wall.

Lap 50

Christopher Bell has moved up to fourth. Matt Crafton in sixth.

Lap 47

Ben Rhodes has moved past Bobby Pierce into second.

Lap 46

Timothy Peters has gone to the garage.

Lap 42

Green flag. Top five on restart: Kyle Larson, Bobby Pierce, Ben Rhodes, Jake Griffin, Tyler Reddick.

Lap 40

Trucks cannot improve position on pit road, so Kyle Larson remains in the lead.

Lap 40

Trucks coming to pit road.

Lap 40

Competition caution. Red flag lasted more than five minutes; nine trucks involved in that wreck.

Lap 39

William Byron, Cameron Hayley, Stewart Friesen, Spencer Gallagher also involved in the wreck.

Lap 39

John Hunter Nemechek also involved in wreck.

Lap 39

Red flag. Cars involved include No. 33 Ben Kennedy, No. 19 Daniel Hemric, No. 75 Caleb Holman.

Lap 38

Caution. Multiple trucks involved in a crash in Turn 3.

Lap 38

Kyle Larson has taken the lead.

Lap 35

Green flag.

Lap 34

Heffner has been penalized one lap for intentionally bringing out the caution.

Lap 33

Tail pipes apparently have come off the car of No. 44 JR Heffner.

Lap 31

Rico Abreu receives the free pass on this caution.

Lap 30

Caution for Heffner's car stalled.

Lap 29

No. 44 JR Heffner sustains damage after making contact with another car, pulls off to side of track.

Lap 27

Green Flag. Kyle Larson gets an excellent restart, jumps from fourth to second.

Lap 25

Bobby Pierce reports he ran over the debris that is caution was called for. Not sure if any damage was done.

Lap 24

Ben Kennedy is the recipient of the free pass.

Lap 20

Caution is for debris in Turn 2.

Lap 20

Caution.

Lap 20

21 cars remain on the lead lap, with Ben Kennedy the last driver in that group.

Lap 16

Ken Schrader has dropped to eighth. He started third.

Lap 14

Ben Rhodes has moved up to fifth. Bobby Pierce's lead is now 3.3 seconds.

Lap 12

No. 80 Justin Shipley pulls to pit road, steam coming up from his hood.

Lap 9

Spencer Gallagher has moved up to sixth after starting ninth.

Lap 3

Bobby Pierce pulls out to a big lead, .8 second over Tyler Reddick.

Lap 1

Bobby Pierce leads the field to the green flag in this 40-lap segment.

Top five

Tyler Reddick, Ken Schrader, JR Heffner and Ben Rhodes round out the top five positions.

Defending race winner

Defending race winner Christopher Bell will start 10th.

On the pole

Bobby Pierce will start on the pole in the main race. He finished second in this race last year.

Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

The main Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby is divided into three segments (40, 50 and 60 laps) with competition cautions at the breaks on Laps 40 and 90. Caution laps will not count during competition cautions and positions can’t be improved on pit road. Teams are not required to pit during competition cautions. Those that remain on the track will restart in front of those that pit.

Advancing to Main Race

Drivers advancing to the main race based on owner's points are: No. 49 Wayne Edwards, No. 22 Austin Wayne Self, No. 50 Travis Kvapil, No. 66 Jordan Anderson and No. 1 Jennifer Jo Cobb.

Lap 15

Cody Coughlin wins, Rico Abreu second; they earn automatic transfers to the main race.

Lap 13

Cody Coughlin started last in this Last Chance Qualifying Race.

Lap 11

Cody Coughlin has a 1.9 second lead over Rico Abreu to lead the field.

Lap 8

Cody Coughlin in the lead, Rico Abreu in second.

Lap 5

No. 82 Corr spins, but regains position and we stay green.

Lap 4

Corr and Fontaine make contact, Fontaine continues to lead.

Lap 3

Chris Fontaine now in the lead, Sean Corr in second.

Lap 2

Austin Wayne Self has moved into the front, Edwards has dropped to third.

Lap 1

Green flag.

Last Chance Qualifying Race

No. 49 Wayne Edwards will start in the pole position for the Last Chance Qualifying Race.

Last Chance Qualifying Race

The final lineup spots, 28-31, will go to the highest-ranking eligible trucks in owner points that haven’t already earned a starting position through qualifying. The 32nd position will go to the most recent eligible past series champion. If the 32nd position is not filled by an eligible champion, it will be assigned based on owner points.

Last Chance Qualifying Race

We now move onto the Last Chance Qualifying Race. This race will be 15 laps, and the lineup for it will be based on finishing position in the qualifying races. Only green flag laps will be counted, and the top two finishers of this race will fill lineup positions 26 and 27 for the race.

Lap 10

Others advancing to the main race from Qualifying Race #5: No. 4 Christopher Bell, No. 19 Daniel Hemric, No. 13 Cameron Hayley and No. 07 Sheldon Creed.

Lap 10

Ben Rhodes wins Qualifying Race #5.

Lap 7

Sean Corr ad Jennifer Jo Cobb currently on the outside for advancing automatically.

Lap 4

Christopher Bell battling Daniel Hemric for his position in second.

Lap 1

Christopher Bell's No. 4 Toyota doesn't accelerate at the green flag, he drops to third.

Lap 1

Ben Rhodes leads the field to the green flag.

Qualifying Race #5

Ben Rhodes will start from the pole position in the final Qualifying Race.

Lap 10

Others advancing from Qualifying Race #4: No. 23 Spencer Gallagher, No. 86 Brandon Brown and No. 17 Timothy Peters.

Lap 10

Tyler Young sneaks past Chris Fontaine at the finish line to take the fifth and final spot advancing.

Lap 10

JR Heffner wins Qualifying Race #4.

Lap 8

Heffner holds a narrow .5 second lead over Spencer Gallagher.

Lap 5

Chris Fontaine and Tyler Young battling for the fifth position, Fontaine pulls ahead.

Lap 4

Tyler Young and Norm Benning currently are in the final two positions that would not automatically advance.

Lap 3

Spencer Gallagher moves right into the second position, challenges Heffner for first.

Lap 1

JR Heffner leads us to the green flag of Qualifying Race #4.

Qualiying Race #4

No. 44 JR Heffner will start from the pole position in Qualifying Race #4.

Lap 10

Others moving on to the main race from Qualifying Race #3 are: No. 21 Johnny Sauter, No. 80 Justin Shipley, No. 9 William Byron and No. 00 Cole Custer.

Lap 10

Ken Schrader wins Qualifying Race #3.

Lap 8

Johnny Sauter in second, 1.8 seconds behind Ken Schrader.

Lap 6

Rico Abreu and Travis Kvapil make contact, and travel for some distance stuck together. Still green flag.

Lap 6

Ken Schrader leads the field to green flag.

Lap 6

William Byron spins when running side-by-side with Rico Abreu. Caution.

Lap 5

Ken Schrader leads the field to green flag.

Lap 5

Caution for debris on the track.

Lap 5

William Byron and Rico Abreu are battling for 5th and 6th. Caution.

Lap 3

Rico Abreu drops to fifth, Cole Custer moves into second.

Lap 2

Rico Abreu is working to take the lead from Ken Schrader.

Lap 1

Green flag on Qualifying Race #3.

Qualifying Race #3

Ken Schrader will start on the pole for Qualifying Race #3. Rookie phenom William Byron will start from the seventh position.

Lap 10

Others moving on to the main race from this Qualifying Race are: No. 24 Kyle Larson, No. 16 Stewart Friesen, No. 33 Ben Kennedy and No. 88 Matt Crafton.

Lap 10

Tyler Reddick wins Qualifying Race #2.

Lap 8

Reddick has a 0.9 second lead over Larson.

Lap 6

Korbin Forrister, Austin Wayne Self and Cody Coughlin remain on the outside as the 6-8 drivers in this heat.

Lap 3

Kyle Larson is in second, with Tyler Reddick leading the way.

Lap 2

Ben Kennedy has moved up to fifth after starting eighth.

Lap 1

Tyler Reddick leads us to the green flag from the outside.

Qualifying Race #2

Kyle Larson is in this Qualifying Race, starting in the third position.

On the pole

Tyler Reddick will start from the pole position in Qualifying Race #2.

Qualifying Race #2

We now will move onto Qualifying Race #2 (of 5).

Lap 10

Others moving onto the race: No. 75 Caleb Holman, No. 11 Jake Griffin, No. 05 Brady Boswell and No. 8 John Hunter Nemechek.

Lap 10

Bobby Pierce wins Qualifying Race #1.

Lap 7

Bobby Pierce has opened up a 2.3 second lead.

Lap 5

Caleb Roark is out of the race, so only seven trucks on track. Five will advance to the race.

Lap 4

Bobby Pierce goes to the lead, ahead of Caleb Holman.

Lap 2

Green flag.

Lap 1

No. 49 Wayne Edwards also sustained some damage in Jordan Anderson's spin.

Lap 1

Only green flag laps count in the qualifying races, so we remain on Lap 1.

Lap 1

Jordan Anderson immediately spins out, caution flag is out.

Green flag

Caleb Holman is leading us to the green flag.

On the pole

Caleb Holman will start on the pole in the first qualifying race. He won the Keystone Light Pole Qualifying.

Qualifying races

The top five trucks from each qualifying race will automatically transfer to the race. Upon completion of the qualifying races, 25 of the 32 trucks in the field will be set for the race.

Qualifying races

We’re beginning with qualifying races at 7:11 p.m. There will be five races of 10 laps each. Only green-flag laps will be counted. Lineup for the qualifying races will be based on speeds from the Keystone Light Pole Qualifying.

Welcome

It’s Lap-by-Lap coverage for the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby (150 laps, 75 miles).