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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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PLAYOFF POINTS

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Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

30

Running

95

1

40

0

2

Ben Rhodes

99 |

15

Running

95

2

46

0

3

Bret Holmes

32 |

23

Running

95

6

34

0

4

Ryan Preece

17 |

10

Running

95

0

33

0

5

Christian Eckes

98 |

13

Running

95

25

38

0

6

Hailie Deegan

1 |

27

Running

95

0

31

0

7

Chase Purdy

61 |

26

Running

95

6

30

0

8

Colby Howard

91 |

7

Running

95

0

34

0

9

Parker Kligerman

75 |

21

Running

95

0

28

0

10

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

20

Running

95

0

33

0

11

Kaden Honeycutt

30 |

36

Running

95

0

26

0

12

Clay Greenfield

84 |

25

Running

95

0

25

0

13

Derek Kraus

19 |

8

Running

95

3

24

0

14

Chandler Smith

18 |

2

Running

95

17

40

0

15

Timmy Hill

56 |

33

Running

95

0

22

0

16

Parker Retzlaff

20 |

29

Running

95

0

0

0

17

Zane Smith

38 |

4

Running

95

1

31

0

18

Kaz Grala

02 |

28

Running

95

0

19

0

19

Jack Wood

24 |

14

Running

95

0

18

0

20

Stewart Friesen

52 |

18

Running

95

0

25

0

21

Bayley Currey

44 |

32

Running

95

0

0

0

22

Matt Crafton

88 |

5

Running

95

1

15

0

23

Ty Majeski

66 |

6

Running

95

1

15

0

24

John H. Nemechek

4 |

1

Running

95

20

32

0

25

Johnny Sauter

13 |

19

Running

95

0

12

0

26

Corey Heim

51 |

12

Accident

94

0

17

0

27

Blaine Perkins

9 |

24

Accident

94

0

10

0

28

Carson Hocevar

42 |

3

Running

94

12

17

0

29

Grant Enfinger

23 |

16

Running

94

0

14

0

30

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

17

Accident

78

0

7

0

31

Tanner Gray

15 |

11

Accident

78

0

12

0

32

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

31

Clutch

73

0

5

0

33

Lawless Alan

45 |

34

Accident

32

0

4

0

34

Dean Thompson

40 |

35

Accident

32

0

3

0

35

Bryan Dauzat

28 |

22

DVP

32

0

2

0

36

Jordan Anderson

3 |

9

Accident

18

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Matt DiBenedetto

    POS1

    LEADER

    Matt DiBenedetto

    Driver badge number 25 |

  • POS 2 | 0.041

    Ben Rhodes

    POS2

    0.041

    Ben Rhodes

    Driver badge number 99 |

  • POS 3 | 0.042

    Bret Holmes

    POS3

    0.042

    Bret Holmes

    Driver badge number 32 |

Matt DiBenedetto scores first Truck Series win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – It took a lot of last lap gumption on the Talladega Superspeedway high banks and an official “race finish review” afterward, but longtime competitor Matt DiBenedetto earned his first NASCAR national series race victory in Saturday‘s Chevy Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race.

Because the race ended under caution, NASCAR officials reviewed video to determine who was leading when an accident froze the field coming to the checkered flag. Ultimately, it marked the first and only lap the former NASCAR Cup Series driver DiBenedetto had ever led in the truck series — and it delivered his first trophy.

RELATED: Race results | Truck playoff standings

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship competitor Ben Rhodes was scored runner-up with young rookie — and Alabama native — Bret Holmes in third place.

It marked the fifth consecutive Talladega truck race that the winner led only the last lap.

“Oh man, it‘s been such a long time coming,” said DiBenedetto, who recently renewed his contract with the No. 25 Rackley WAR Chevrolet team. “I‘m so thankful.

“It just seems so surreal,” DiBenedetto added before offering good wishes to fellow driver Jordan Anderson, who was transported to the hospital after an accident on Lap 19.

“I think my heart rate was higher waiting for that than [taking] the white flag.”

It was a typically competitive afternoon at Talladega — with 11 leaders and 25 lead changes in the 95-lap race — only to end with a dramatic push for the checkered flag in an overtime finish.

The 25-year old Holmes — the 2020 ARCA Menards Series champion – led the white flag lap and thought he was ahead when the final yellow and checkered flags waved and pulled up to the trophy stand, where DiBenedetto later pulled alongside.

“It definitely showed we deserve to be here,” Holmes said. “Tough to lose that one for sure.”

Ryan Preece and playoff driver Christian Eckes rounded out the top five. Hailie Deegan — the only full-time woman competitor in the series – earned a career best sixth-place finish.  Chase Purdy, Colby Howard, Parker Kligerman and Tyler Ankrum rounded out the top 10.

Anderson, who emerged from a fiery single-truck crash on Lap 19, was transported to a local hospital where he was reported awake and alert.

MORE: Anderson transported to hospital

As for the playoffs, only two driver championship contenders — Rhodes and Eckes – finished among the top 10. With Ty Majeski‘s win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 15, he is the only driver to have already secured a position in the Championship 4.

Chandler Smith was 14th, Zane Smith, 17th and Stewart Friesen was 20th. Majeski finished 23rd and polesitter John Hunter Nemechek — who won Stage 1 — was 24th.

The playoff standings continue to be very tight beyond Majeski. Chandler Smith holds a 12-point edge on Zane Smith with reigning series champion Ben Rhodes in that important fourth position, 27 points behind Chandler Smith.

Eckes and Friesen are both three points behind Rhodes. Nemechek is five points from the cutoff line and Grant Enfinger, who was involved in an accident on Lap 80 is now 26 points behind Rhodes.

While not being championship eligible this season, DiBenedetto will leave Talladega with a full heart and lots of hope for next year thanks to securing this memorable first victory.

“We‘ve come so close so many times at this track, I‘ve felt like Talladega — more than Bristol or any of those places — owes me one so pretty sweet,” DiBenedetto said adding, “The wait was well worth it.”

The final playoff race to decide which four drivers advance to the series championship will be Oct. 22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (1 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The trucks last raced at the South Florida track in June 2020 where Kyle Busch earned his third series win at the track.

NOTE: Post-race technical inspection was completed with no issues, confirming DiBenedetto as the race winner.