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Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Results

July 11th, 2020

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Sheldon Creed

2 |

8

Running

71

20

58

6

2

Ben Rhodes

99 |

6

Running

71

6

44

0

3

Matt Crafton

88 |

14

Running

71

0

42

0

4

Johnny Sauter

13 |

11

Running

71

0

40

0

5

Austin Hill

16 |

5

Running

71

0

40

0

6

Christian Eckes

18 |

4

Running

71

0

43

0

7

Zane Smith

21 |

2

Running

71

11

44

1

8

Derek Kraus

19 |

17

Running

71

0

35

0

9

Tanner Gray

15 |

21

Running

71

0

30

0

10

Todd Gilliland

38 |

9

Running

71

0

33

0

11

Brett Moffitt

23 |

1

Running

71

26

35

0

12

Grant Enfinger

98 |

7

Running

71

0

29

0

13

Raphael Lessard

4 |

13

Running

71

0

24

0

14

Spencer Davis

11 |

31

Running

71

0

24

0

15

Stewart Friesen

52 |

12

Running

71

0

22

0

16

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

3

Running

71

0

27

0

17

Brennan Poole

30 |

32

Running

71

0

0

0

18

Parker Kligerman

75 |

37

Running

71

8

19

0

19

Ty Majeski

45 |

16

Running

71

0

18

0

20

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

27

Running

71

0

17

0

21

Tate Fogleman

02 |

25

Running

71

0

16

0

22

Chandler Smith

51 |

10

Running

71

0

15

0

23

Cory Roper

04 |

30

Running

71

0

14

0

24

Jordan Anderson

3 |

28

Running

71

0

13

0

25

Angela Ruch

00 |

23

Running

71

0

12

0

26

Clay Greenfield

68 |

33

Running

71

0

11

0

27

Ryan Truex

40 |

18

Running

71

0

10

0

28

Dawson Cram

55 |

39

Running

70

0

9

0

29

Natalie Decker

44 |

15

Running

70

0

8

0

30

Tyler Hill

56 |

26

Running

70

0

7

0

31

Chase Purdy

24 |

19

Running

70

0

6

0

32

Ray Ciccarelli

83 |

36

Running

70

0

5

0

33

Bryant Barnhill

33 |

24

Running

69

0

5

0

34

Korbin Forrister

7 |

22

Running

69

0

5

0

35

Timothy Viens

49 |

34

Handling

55

0

5

0

36

Trey Hutchens III

14 |

40

Accident

50

0

5

0

37

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

35

Accident

48

0

5

0

38

Spencer Boyd

20 |

29

Running

46

0

5

0

39

Codie Rohrbaugh

9 |

20

Accident

13

0

5

0

40

Norm Benning

6 |

38

Engine

13

0

5

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Sheldon Creed

    #1

    LEADER

    Sheldon Creed

    2|

  • #2 | 0.465

    Ben Rhodes

    #2

    0.465

    Ben Rhodes

    99|

  • #3 | 5.160

    Matt Crafton

    #3

    5.160

    Matt Crafton

    88|

Creed wins rain-shortened Gander Trucks race at Kentucky

Sheldon Creed prevailed in a frantic three-wide restart on Lap 52 of Saturday‘s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race and held the spot through the second stage break, earning his first career series victory when lightning and rain showers forced the race to be called official 71 laps into the scheduled 150-lapper.

Menacing weather around Kentucky Speedway ultimately caused teams to race the skies as well as each other, and Creed‘s bold move around Kentucky native Ben Rhodes and rookie Zane Smith on that restart turned out to be the trophy-maker.

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Rhodes, who won here in 2018 and defending series champion Matt Crafton, who rallied from sixth place on that restart ultimately finished second and third, respectively. Johnny Sauter and series championship leader Austin Hill rounded out the top five.

Rookies Christian Eckes, Smith, Derek Kraus and Tanner Gray finished sixth through ninth with Todd Gilliland completing the top 10. Another former series champion, Brett Moffitt, who led a race-high 26 laps, finished 11th after having to come back up through the field after a pit stop penalty at the conclusion of Stage 1.

It was all Moffitt in the early going. He started on pole and set the pace for the first 26 laps, but Smith got around Moffitt on a Lap 26 restart and was able to hold the point to earn his first stage win of the season.

Differing pit strategies, however, put Parker Kligerman, Crafton, Rhodes and Austin Wayne Self in front to start Stage 2, and they held their own even against the cars with fresher tires. Rhodes took the lead on Lap 46 but was beaten by Creed‘s aggressive move to the bottom of the track in that frantic restart on Lap 52. Creed led 20 laps on the night.

Creed, driver of the No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet, earned his first career win in only his 37th series start. The 22-year-old Californian‘s previous best finish was runner-up — twice — at Eldora Speedway and Michigan International Speedway last season.

“It feels awesome. I‘d really like to have finished that out and get the real checkered flag,” said Creed, who conceded he was a little nervous going to the bottom of the race track to make that winning move after watching the NASCAR Xfinity and ARCA Menards Series races earlier at Kentucky.

Ultimately, it all worked out for him.

“Have to thank all my guys, who have been putting so much time in the shop,” Creed said, also thanking his family, friends, sponsors and the GMS team for this significant accomplishment in his young career.

“Really wish I could have gotten to the finish line and finished that out right but I‘ll take this win.”

Hill‘s fifth-place finish was his seventh top 10 in the season‘s seven races, and he now holds a commanding 47-point advantage over Rhodes in the championship standings. Creed joins two-race winner Grant Enfinger as the two full-time Gander Truck Series drivers with victories on the season.

Note: Sheldon Creed’s No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet passed post-race inspection.