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South Carolina Education Lottery 200 Results

September 6th, 2020

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ben Rhodes

99 |

5

Running

152

4

54

5

2

Derek Kraus

19 |

13

Running

152

1

35

0

3

Austin Hill

16 |

3

Running

152

0

51

0

4

Grant Enfinger

98 |

7

Running

152

0

33

0

5

Christian Eckes

18 |

17

Running

152

0

34

0

6

Raphael Lessard

4 |

6

Running

152

0

39

0

7

Todd Gilliland

38 |

15

Running

152

0

32

0

8

Stewart Friesen

52 |

8

Running

152

0

29

0

9

Timmy Hill

56 |

21

Running

152

2

28

0

10

Brett Moffitt

23 |

1

Running

152

63

46

1

11

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

9

Running

152

0

34

0

12

Bayley Currey

44 |

29

Running

152

0

25

0

13

Ty Majeski

45 |

12

Running

152

0

24

0

14

Matt Crafton

88 |

10

Running

152

0

31

0

15

Tate Fogleman

02 |

18

Running

152

0

22

0

16

Zane Smith

21 |

4

Running

152

0

23

0

17

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

24

Running

152

0

20

0

18

Sheldon Creed

2 |

2

Running

152

82

37

1

19

Greg Biffle

24 |

20

Running

152

0

18

0

20

Danny Bohn

30 |

16

Running

152

0

17

0

21

Clay Greenfield

68 |

22

Running

152

0

16

0

22

David Ragan

17 |

34

Running

152

0

0

0

23

Chandler Smith

51 |

14

Running

151

0

14

0

24

Jordan Anderson

3 |

19

Running

151

0

13

0

25

Codie Rohrbaugh

9 |

33

Running

150

0

12

0

26

Spencer Boyd

20 |

25

Running

150

0

11

0

27

Trevor Bayne

40 |

26

Running

149

0

10

0

28

Josh Reaume

00 |

30

Running

149

0

9

0

29

Tanner Gray

15 |

11

Running

148

0

8

0

30

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

31

Running

147

0

7

0

31

Johnny Sauter

13 |

23

Engine

138

0

6

0

32

Norm Benning

6 |

32

Handling

52

0

5

0

33

Dawson Cram

41 |

28

Accident

51

0

5

0

34

Bryant Barnhill

33 |

27

Accident

4

0

5

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Ben Rhodes

    #1

    LEADER

    Ben Rhodes

    99|

  • #2 | 0.785

    Derek Kraus

    #2

    0.785

    Derek Kraus

    19|

  • #3 | 1.115

    Austin Hill

    #3

    1.115

    Austin Hill

    16|

Ben Rhodes steals win in Gander Trucks overtime finish at Darlington

With the three drivers in front of him opting to pit just before an overtime restart, Ben Rhodes chose to stay on track in the fourth position and held off rookie Derek Kraus, winning Sunday‘s South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway.

It was the third NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win of the 23-year-old Kentucky native‘s career; the first since 2018. He is the seventh different winner of 2020.

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“Gosh, that was such a tough win,” Rhodes said. “We weren‘t the best truck all day. I was actually really disappointed when the (final) caution flag came out because I thought fourth place is a good finish for us, we‘ll get in the playoffs.

“But I‘m not letting this checkered flag go,” he said grinning at the turn of events. “It‘s been a long time coming.”

Kraus, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Tuesday, finished .785-seconds behind Rhodes to record his career-best finish and bring the rookie to within 10 points of the playoff cutoff line with one race remaining to set the 10-driver playoff field.

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The season championship points leader Austin Hill finished third, followed by Grant Enfinger and rookie Christian Eckes. Another rookie, Raphael Lessard, finished sixth. Todd Gilliland, Stewart Friesen, Timmy Hill and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top 10.

Sunday‘s victory for Rhodes, driver of the No.99 ThorSport Racing Ford, stopped a four-race winning streak by the GMS Racing team. But it took a pit-stop gamble and a determined pass in the last laps to do so.

For much of the race, it looked like the trophy would be decided by GMS teammates Moffitt and Sheldon Creed, who combined to lead 146 of the 152 total laps. Moffitt, a former series champion, won Stage 1 and Creed earned the Stage 2 victory, his series-best fifth stage win of 2020.

Creed, who led a race-best 82 laps, was leading when a caution came out with two laps remaining in regulation. Creed, Hill and Moffitt — who were running 1-2-3 at the time of the yellow flag, all pitted for tires. Rhodes, who was fourth at the time, and Kraus, were among 11 drivers who stayed out.

Any chance of a challenge for the win ended for Creed, however, when he was issued a pit road speeding penalty — too fast entering pit road — on the stop. He finished 18th, but the three-race winner remained upbeat after the race.

“If more would have come (to pit road) it would have helped out situation,” Creed said. “Man, that one hurts. Capitalized on that (next to) last restart and got to the lead and I knew if I was to the lead I was really good for 15-20 laps. And I feel like track position was really important.

“Just so much fun today. This place is so cool. The Jimmie Johnson throwback (paint scheme), it was really fun racing my teammate for the lead and quite a few times on restarts. Such a good job by my guys.”

Kraus‘s runner-up showing was important as he‘s involved in a three-way challenge for the final two playoff positions. Tyler Ankrum, who finished 11th, is ninth in the standings, now 14 points ahead of Kraus.

“(Crew chief) Kevin (Bellicourt) up on top of the box made a really good call at the end and I got a good restart and did everything I needed to do, and off of (Turn) 2 got really loose,” Kraus said of being passed by Rhodes.

“You‘ve got to be aggressive to make the top 10 and the playoffs,” Kraus added of his door-to-door racing with Gilliland throughout the day.

Gilliland‘s seventh-place run keeps him 10 points ahead of Kraus as the series moves to Richmond Raceway for Thursday‘s regular-season finale, the ToyotaCare 250 (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Notes: There were no major issues in post-race inspection in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series garage. The No. 19 truck of second-place finisher Kraus had one lug nut not safe and secure, which usually results in a fine for the crew chief.