• NASCAR Cup Series
  • Xfinity Series
  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Bristol Motor Speedway

UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics

September 16th, 2021

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Chandler Smith

18 |

7

Running

200

5

46

5

2

Grant Enfinger

98 |

6

Running

200

0

44

0

3

John H. Nemechek

4 |

2

Running

200

0

39

0

4

Stewart Friesen

52 |

5

Running

200

0

41

0

5

Johnny Sauter

13 |

13

Running

200

0

33

0

6

Carson Hocevar

42 |

8

Running

200

6

36

0

7

Matt Crafton

88 |

4

Running

200

0

39

0

8

Zane Smith

21 |

9

Running

200

0

43

0

9

Ben Rhodes

99 |

11

Running

200

0

28

0

10

Todd Gilliland

38 |

3

Running

200

0

30

0

11

Josh Berry

25 |

17

Running

200

0

0

0

12

Doug Coby III

24 |

30

Running

200

0

25

0

13

Derek Kraus

19 |

15

Running

200

0

24

0

14

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

16

Running

200

0

23

0

15

Colby Howard

9 |

20

Running

200

0

0

0

16

Ryan Truex

40 |

26

Running

200

0

21

0

17

Timmy Hill

56 |

32

Running

200

0

20

0

18

Lawless Alan

45 |

25

Running

200

0

19

0

19

Sheldon Creed

2 |

1

Running

198

189

38

2

20

Cory Roper

04 |

37

Running

198

0

17

0

21

Parker Kligerman

75 |

14

Running

197

0

18

0

22

Sam Mayer

32 |

39

Running

193

0

0

0

23

Clay Greenfield

11 |

34

Running

193

0

14

0

24

Austin Hill

16 |

10

Accident

188

0

30

0

25

Hailie Deegan

1 |

23

Accident

188

0

12

0

26

Cj McLaughlin

33 |

38

Running

188

0

11

0

27

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

36

Running

188

0

10

0

28

Howie Disavino III

3 |

33

Electrical

169

0

9

0

29

Taylor Gray

17 |

35

Accident

156

0

8

0

30

Chase Purdy

23 |

19

Accident

154

0

7

0

31

Spencer Boyd

20 |

27

Overheating

146

0

6

0

32

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

18

Accident

123

0

16

0

33

Danny Bohn

30 |

22

Accident

70

0

4

0

34

Drew Dollar

51 |

12

Accident

69

0

3

0

35

Dawson Cram

41 |

29

Accident

69

0

2

0

36

Kris Wright

02 |

24

Engine

69

0

1

0

37

Tate Fogleman

12 |

31

Accident

30

0

1

0

38

Tanner Gray

15 |

21

Accident

21

0

1

0

39

Ray Ciccarelli

49 |

40

Rear Gear

15

0

1

0

40

Josh Reaume

34 |

28

Accident

3

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    Chandler Smith

    #1

    LEADER

    Chandler Smith

    18|

  • #2 | 0.422

    Grant Enfinger

    #2

    0.422

    Grant Enfinger

    98|

  • #3 | 1.099

    John Hunter Nemechek

    #3

    1.099

    John Hunter Nemechek

    4|

Chandler Smith wins first career Truck Series race in thriller at Bristol to advance to Round of 8

In a stunning upset on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, rookie Chandler Smith stole a victory from reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed, clinched a spot in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs and eliminated Todd Gilliland from the postseason.

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The entire tenor of the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics changed in the final five laps. On a restart on Lap 196 of 200, Smith powered his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the inside of Creed‘s No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet and refused to cede the top spot.

After contact between the trucks, Creed slowed with a cut left-rear tire, spun and finished 19th as Smith parried charges from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate John Hunter Nemechek and race runner-up Grant Enfinger, who finished .422 seconds behind the winner, with Nemechek taking third.

The victory was Smith‘s first in the series, and it came at the most opportune time. As he approached the final restart, the 19-year-old driver knew his only remaining path to the Round of 8 was a victory.

“I‘m speechless right now,” Smith said after climbing from his truck. “I‘ve really been tested this last year or two and tested my faith. I have to thank everyone behind me… This is just incredible. It finally paid off. I‘m just so happy right now.”

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Creed led 189 laps and appeared headed for a sweep of all three races in the Round of 10 until he and Smith made side-to-side contact after the final restart.

“I was kind of at their mercy,” said Creed, who already had clinched a spot in the Round of 8 with wins at World Wide Technology Raceway and at Darlington. “I knew I was going to get hit—I just didn‘t know where.

“They did what they had to do to win… I don‘t know if they‘re going to get away with that in the next round.”

Smith was not apologetic for the way he raced Creed after the final restart.

“I think any other driver that was in my situation would have done the exact same thing,” he asserted. “If you wouldn‘t have done that, I think you‘re in the sport for the wrong reasons.”

Austin Hill was eliminated from the Playoff after crashing out on Lap 189 and causing the 11th caution of the action-filled race. Gilliland fell from seventh to 10th after the final restart and missed advancing to the Round of 8 by two points.

“I really don‘t know what happened,” Gilliland said. “They both slipped by me—the 21 (Zane Smith) and the 99 (Ben Rhodes). I‘m just heartbroken. To miss by two points there—it really, really stings. Just heartbroken.”

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Zane Smith and Rhodes were the last two drivers to advance to the Round of 8, both finishing two points ahead of Gilliland. They join Creed, Nemechek, Chandler Smith, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen and Sunoco rookie Carson Hocevar as the series heads for Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 24.

Friesen ran fourth on Thursday, followed by non-playoff driver Johnny Sauter, Hocevar, Crafton, Zane Smith and Rhodes.

NOTE: Post-race inspection in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage is complete with no issues, confirming Smith as the winner. The No. 88 of Crafton had one lug nut not safe and secure, resulting in a monetary fine to be announced next week.