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Talladega Superspeedway

Chevrolet Silverado 250 Results

October 3rd, 2020

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Raphael Lessard

4 |

15

Running

94

1

40

0

2

Trevor Bayne

45 |

25

Running

94

0

35

0

3

Chandler Smith

51 |

5

Running

94

1

47

0

4

Ben Rhodes

99 |

11

Running

94

0

44

0

5

Codie Rohrbaugh

9 |

34

Running

94

0

32

0

6

Jordan Anderson

3 |

26

Running

94

0

31

0

7

Brett Moffitt

23 |

8

Running

94

13

38

0

8

Matt Crafton

88 |

7

Running

94

0

30

0

9

Kaz Grala

44 |

28

Running

94

0

0

0

10

Derek Kraus

19 |

17

Running

94

19

38

0

11

Johnny Sauter

13 |

14

Running

94

11

35

0

12

Sheldon Creed

2 |

1

Running

94

10

35

0

13

Grant Enfinger

98 |

4

Running

94

0

24

0

14

Clay Greenfield

68 |

22

Running

94

0

23

0

15

Bayley Currey

40 |

21

Running

94

0

22

0

16

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

9

Running

94

0

26

0

17

Stewart Friesen

52 |

13

Running

94

6

20

0

18

Christian Eckes

18 |

6

Accident

93

6

27

0

19

Austin Hill

16 |

2

Accident

93

11

35

1

20

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

19

Running

93

0

17

0

21

Bryan Dauzat

28 |

38

Running

93

0

16

0

22

Norm Benning

6 |

36

Running

93

0

15

0

23

Josh Reaume

33 |

32

Running

93

0

14

0

24

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

31

Running

92

16

13

0

25

Jason White

00 |

30

Running

92

0

12

0

26

Robby Lyons

97 |

37

Running

92

0

0

0

27

Ray Ciccarelli

49 |

27

Running

88

0

10

0

28

Todd Gilliland

38 |

10

Engine

47

0

22

0

29

Tanner Gray

15 |

12

Accident

47

0

8

0

30

Gus Dean

56 |

23

Accident

36

0

11

0

31

Tate Fogleman

02 |

16

Accident

19

0

6

0

32

Chase Purdy

24 |

18

Accident

12

0

5

0

33

Zane Smith

21 |

3

Accident

12

0

5

0

34

Danny Bohn

30 |

20

Accident

12

0

5

0

35

Dawson Cram

41 |

33

Accident

12

0

5

0

36

Korbin Forrister

17 |

29

Accident

12

0

5

0

37

Joe Nemechek

8 |

35

Accident

12

0

5

0

38

Spencer Boyd

20 |

24

Accident

12

0

5

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Raphael Lessard

    #1

    LEADER

    Raphael Lessard

    4|

  • #2 | 0.330

    Trevor Bayne

    #2

    0.330

    Trevor Bayne

    45|

  • #3 | 0.331

    Chandler Smith

    #3

    0.331

    Chandler Smith

    51|

Lessard earns first win after final-lap crash in Gander Trucks elimination race at Talladega

In a wild two-lap shootout that ended prematurely with a multicar wreck near the entrance to Turn 3, 19-year-old Canadian Raphael Lessard earned his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday‘s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

RELATED: Race results

Lessard had nosed ahead of runner-up Trevor Bayne while Stewart Friesen‘s Chevrolet spun into the outside backstretch wall on the final lap, causing the caution that froze the field. The yellow made a winner of Lessard, but what was euphoria for one Kyle Busch Motorsports driver was heartbreak for another.

With playoff spots in the elimination race still on the line for the final restart on Lap 93 of 94 at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Christian Eckes was a victim of the final wreck that also left playoff driver Austin Hill hustling out of his No. 16 Toyota, which sat on the apron with flames shooting from underneath the hood.

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With the Round of 10 completed, Eckes was eliminated by eight points, as Tyler Ankrum, another victim of the last-lap wreck, advanced to the Round of 8 in the playoffs by that margin. Hill already had secured a spot in the next round with last weekend‘s win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Those two drivers are joined by Sheldon Creed (12th Saturday), Ben Rhodes (fourth), Brett Moffitt (seventh), Matt Crafton (eighth), Grant Enfinger (13th) and Zane Smith (33rd). Crafton took the green flag on the final restart below the playoff cutline but avoided the final wreck to finish the day fifth in the playoff standings.

The big winner was still Lessard, who did not qualify for the playoff but earned a significant consolation prize on Saturday, with a strong push from Rhodes.

“Oh, my gosh, that was awesome,” said Lessard, who moved to Mooresville, N.C., from Quebec this year. “First of all, I just want to thank everyone at home, my team — Kyle Busch Motorsports. I can‘t believe it. It‘s just my second superspeedway race.

“To get my first Truck Series win here is amazing. I don‘t know who was behind me, but he gave me a heck of a push. I can‘t thank him enough. He pushed me as hard as he could, and I was just along for the ride. The caution came out at the right time. I‘m so happy. I got to do a burnout after the win. I‘m hoping I can do some more.”

Smith avoided elimination despite being swept up in an 11-car wreck on Lap 13. He spent the rest of the race waiting anxiously to learn whether he would advance to the Round of 8.

“It sucks, for sure,” Smith said after the accident. “They just kept getting bunched up. My teammate (Chase Purdy) got all out of shape, and I was just kind of an innocent bystander.”

Also exiting the playoffs was Todd Gilliland, whose No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford retired from the race after 47 laps because of engine issues. Gilliland had finished second in Stage 1 (won by Hill) and seventh in Stage 2 (won by Derek Kraus) before the mechanical failure.

Chandler Smith ran third, giving non-playoff drivers the top three positions. Rhodes was fourth, followed by Codie Rohrbaugh, Jordan Anderson, Moffitt, Crafton, Kaz Grala and Kraus.

RELATED: Two Gander Trucks teams issued L1 penalties

The Round of 8 for the Gander Trucks kicks off in two weeks with the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 17 (4 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota of race winner Raphael Lessard passed NASCAR’s post-race inspection. There were no other issues.

Contributing: Staff reports