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Martinsville Speedway

United Rentals 200

October 30th, 2021

RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Zane Smith

21 |

9

Running

204

65

48

0

2

Austin Hill

16 |

10

Running

204

0

36

0

3

Tanner Gray

15 |

27

Running

204

0

34

0

4

Chandler Smith

18 |

6

Running

204

0

33

0

5

Matt Crafton

88 |

5

Running

204

0

44

0

6

Parker Kligerman

75 |

30

Running

204

0

31

0

7

Ben Rhodes

99 |

3

Running

204

0

42

0

8

Taylor Gray

17 |

39

Running

204

0

33

0

9

Sheldon Creed

2 |

4

Running

204

0

45

0

10

Timmy Hill

56 |

24

Running

204

0

27

0

11

Corey Heim

51 |

28

Running

204

0

26

0

12

Carson Hocevar

42 |

8

Running

204

4

29

0

13

Kris Wright

02 |

26

Running

204

0

24

0

14

Danny Bohn

30 |

14

Running

204

0

23

0

15

Spencer Boyd

20 |

18

Running

204

0

22

0

16

Chris Hacker

45 |

37

Running

204

0

21

0

17

Stewart Friesen

52 |

7

Running

204

0

25

0

18

Tate Fogleman

12 |

12

Running

204

0

19

0

19

Hailie Deegan

1 |

23

Running

204

0

18

0

20

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

21

Running

204

0

17

0

21

Grant Enfinger

98 |

15

Running

204

0

16

0

22

Bret Holmes

32 |

20

Running

204

0

15

0

23

Dawson Cram

41 |

33

Running

204

0

14

0

24

Derek Kraus

19 |

17

Running

204

0

13

0

25

Todd Gilliland

38 |

2

Running

203

133

32

0

26

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

19

Running

203

0

11

0

27

Jack Wood

24 |

34

Running

203

0

10

0

28

Josh Berry

25 |

25

Running

203

0

0

0

29

Spencer Davis

11 |

36

Running

202

0

8

0

30

Jesse Iwuji

33 |

38

Running

202

0

7

0

31

Johnny Sauter

13 |

22

Running

201

0

16

0

32

Sage Karam

3 |

31

Running

200

0

0

0

33

Ryan Truex

40 |

11

Running

198

0

4

0

34

Josh Reaume

34 |

35

Running

198

0

3

0

35

Roger Reuse

49 |

40

Running

193

0

2

0

36

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

32

Running

190

0

1

0

37

Cory Roper

04 |

16

Running

188

0

1

0

38

Colby Howard

9 |

29

Running

174

0

0

0

39

John H. Nemechek

4 |

1

Accident

129

2

18

0

40

Chase Purdy

23 |

13

Rear Gear

33

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Zane Smith

    #1

    LEADER

    Zane Smith

    21|

  • #2 | 1.611

    Austin Hill

    #2

    1.611

    Austin Hill

    16|

  • #3 | 2.854

    Tanner Gray

    #3

    2.854

    Tanner Gray

    15|

Zane Smith survives Round of 8 overtime finale to win at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — On a track strewn with spinning trucks and broken hearts, Zane Smith catapulted into the Championship 4 with a thrilling overtime victory in Saturday‘s United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway.

In a no-holds-barred race that featured 14 cautions for 89 laps, Smith won under yellow after he, Stewart Friesen and Todd Gilliland raced three-wide — yes, three-wide at Martinsville — off Turn 4 on the first lap of overtime.

Contact from Friesen‘s Toyota sent Gilliland‘s Ford spinning across the start-finish line to start the final lap. As Friesen moved down the track to contest the lead with Smith, contact between the two trucks spun Friesen‘s Silverado into the Turn 1 wall.

RELATED: Official results

With the track blocked by spinning trucks behind Smith, NASCAR called the final caution, and Smith took the checkered flag under yellow.

Smith‘s victory — his first at Martinsville, his first of the season and the third of his career — was heartbreak for his GMS Racing teammate, Sheldon Creed, the reigning series champion. Late in the race, Creed slapped the outside wall in an incident involving Matt Crafton and Grant Enfinger, finished ninth and failed to make the Championship 4 by four points.

Smith hasn‘t been told whether he‘ll return to GMS Racing next year, a point he made when he climbed from his No. 21 Chevrolet.

“I‘m looking for a job right now,” Smith said. “I have nothing, so it‘s a good day.”

Smith added a promise for next Friday‘s championship race at Phoenix.

“I‘ll do whatever it takes to win the damn thing,” he said.

Regular-season champion John Hunter Nemechek survived a hard wreck on Lap 130 after Austin Wayne Self hooked him on the backstretch and turned the No. 4 Toyota hard into the outside wall. Nemechek and Crafton made the final four by four points, joining Smith and Ben Rhodes in next Friday‘s championship race.

“He shouldn‘t be out here if he‘s just going to hook someone in the right rear and turn them in the fence,” said Nemechek, who had bumped Self‘s Chevrolet in Turn 1 moments before the wreck. “NASCAR should definitely look at that. It‘s playoff contention. You‘ve got to have respect and he doesn‘t. It is what it is. Hopefully we make it to the final four and we definitely will have something for them in Phoenix.”

Knocked out of the playoffs with Creed were Stewart Friesen, who finished 17th, and Sunoco rookies Chandler Smith and Carson Hocevar.

“On one of the last restarts, he just drove into the 98 (Enfinger), his own teammate, and I ended up getting swept into the fence because of it,” Creed said. “Went back to 23rd and drove back up and finished ninth, I guess. It‘s just frustrating.”

In an earlier incident on Lap 185, Enfinger had turned Crafton in Turn 4, but Crafton escaped damage with a deft move after a 360-degree spin and salvaged a fifth-place finish.

Gilliland led a race-high 133 of 204 laps but couldn‘t survive the final restart when Smith used his bumper to get beneath Gilliland‘s Ford in the first corner.

In the wild finish, Austin Hill was credited with second, followed by Tanner Gray, Chandler Smith and Crafton.

NOTE: Zane Smith’s No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet passed NASCAR’s post-race inspection, confirming his victory. The No. 19 McAnally Hilgemann Racing Toyota of Derek Kraus and the No. 49 CMI Motorsports Ford of Roger Reuse were found with one lug nut not safe and secure. There were no other issues.