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

Knoxville Raceway

Clean Harbors 150

June 18th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Todd Gilliland

17 |

9

Running

150

58

0

0

2

John H. Nemechek

4 |

6

Running

150

17

51

0

3

Zane Smith

38 |

15

Running

150

0

44

0

4

Ty Majeski

66 |

7

Running

150

0

39

0

5

Stewart Friesen

52 |

4

Running

150

0

35

0

6

Derek Kraus

19 |

1

Running

150

0

44

0

7

Matt Crafton

88 |

21

Running

150

0

32

0

8

Grant Enfinger

23 |

11

Running

150

10

39

0

9

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

13

Running

150

0

29

0

10

Ben Rhodes

99 |

3

Running

150

0

27

0

11

Buddy Kofoid

51 |

5

Running

150

0

26

0

12

Christian Eckes

98 |

20

Running

150

0

25

0

13

Chandler Smith

18 |

10

Running

150

0

28

0

14

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

12

Running

150

0

25

0

15

Hailie Deegan

1 |

8

Running

150

0

22

0

16

Colby Howard

91 |

22

Running

150

0

21

0

17

Dylan Westbrook

3 |

30

Running

150

0

20

0

18

Lawless Alan

45 |

34

Running

150

0

19

0

19

Timmy Hill

56 |

28

Running

150

0

18

0

20

Chase Purdy

61 |

27

Running

150

0

17

0

21

Jack Wood

24 |

36

Running

149

0

16

0

22

Tanner Gray

15 |

16

Running

149

0

15

0

23

Dean Thompson

40 |

18

Running

148

0

14

0

24

Joey Gase

30 |

24

Running

148

0

0

0

25

Blaine Perkins

9 |

32

Running

148

0

12

0

26

Kaz Grala

02 |

17

Running

148

0

15

0

27

Brayton Laster

33 |

31

Running

147

0

10

0

28

Kris Wright

44 |

25

Running

145

0

9

0

29

Spencer Boyd

12 |

35

Running

142

0

8

0

30

Devon Rouse

43 |

33

Running

140

0

7

0

31

Thad Moffitt

20 |

29

Running

139

0

6

0

32

Brett Moffitt

22 |

23

Accident

124

0

0

0

33

Bryson Mitchell

46 |

26

Throttle

110

0

4

0

34

Jessica Friesen

62 |

19

Brakes

76

0

3

0

35

Carson Hocevar

42 |

2

Engine

66

65

12

1

36

Tyler Carpenter

41 |

14

Driveshaft

65

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Todd Gilliland

    POS1

    LEADER

    Todd Gilliland

    Driver badge number 17 |

  • POS 2 | 0.945

    John Hunter Nemechek

    POS2

    0.945

    John Hunter Nemechek

    Driver badge number 4 |

  • POS 3 | 2.154

    Zane Smith

    POS3

    2.154

    Zane Smith

    Driver badge number 38 |

Todd Gilliland seals Truck Series triumph on Knoxville dirt

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Moonlighting in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Todd Gilliland took control of Saturday night‘s Clean Harbors 150 after the sun set on Knoxville Raceway. 

Gilliland grabbed the lead from John Hunter Nemechek for the final time on Lap 140 of 150 and pulled away after a restart on Lap 147 to beat Nemechek to the finish line by .945 seconds and win in his first start of the season and for the third time in his career. 

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On the eve of Father‘s Day, during an off week for his full-time NASCAR Cup Series ride with Front Row Motorsports, Gilliland delivered the victory for his father and team owner, David Gilliland. 

“This will make tomorrow a lot more fun,” said Gilliland, who plans to enjoy brunch and play golf with his father on Sunday. “The Cup Series is tough, just racing every single week. I‘ve had like a million people ask me, ‘Is this really what you want to do on your off week?‘ 

“Absolutely. Nothing beats racing. I tell everyone I‘m young, and I wish I could do this every single week of the year. … I love the trucks. I ran here forever, it felt like. So to be able to come back and to get one, it‘s so special.” 

In winning the race, Gilliland fulfilled his father‘s wish. 

“I told him when the race started, all I want for Father‘s Day is that trophy,” David Gilliland said. “We‘ll be taking it home on the plane with us.” 

But the race wasn‘t decided until the sun also set on the dominant truck of Carson Hocevar. 

Still recovering from a broken right tibia sustained two weeks ago at St. Louis, Hocevar took the lead from pole winner Derek Kraus on the first lap and didn‘t relinquish it until his engine expired after a restart on Lap 66.  

“I‘m blowing up,” exclaimed Hocevar on the team radio before bringing his No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet to a stop high in Turn 1. “No oil pressure — totally freakin‘ bit. Unbelievable!” 

Coincidentally, the engine in the No. 41 Niece Chevrolet driven by Tyler Carpenter failed on the exact same lap. Carpenter had earned his series-debut ride by winning the Super Late Model division at the Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis in December. 

Hocevar‘s abrupt exit handed the lead to Gilliland, who held it from Lap 66 through the conclusion of Stage 2 on Lap 90. 

Brett Moffitt, Grant Enfinger, Kaz Grala and Buddy Kofoid opted not to pit during the second stage break and restarted from the top four spots on Lap 92. Moffitt charged to a comfortable lead but was black-flagged for accelerating before the restart zone. 

The penalty for the infraction — a drive through the pit area — dropped Moffitt to 21st in the running order and gave the lead to Enfinger, who held the top spot for 10 laps before Gilliland regained the point on Lap 102.  

Nemechek took the lead on the restart lap and held it until Gilliland regained it 17 circuits later. 

Gilliland is the 11th different winner in the 11 dirt-track races in the history of the NASCAR Truck Series.

Zane Smith finished third on Saturday, followed by Ty Majeski and Stewart Friesen, who was a contender for the win until a cut tire on the final lap of Stage 1 dropped him to 22nd in the running order.

Kraus, Matt Crafton, Enfinger, Tyler Ankrum and Ben Rhodes completed the top 10. Nemechek regained the series lead by five points over Rhodes. 

The Camping World Truck Series’ next race is scheduled Friday (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Nashville Superspeedway.

Note: Post-race inspection was completed in the Camping World Truck Series garage without issue, confirming Gilliland as the victor.

Contributing: Staff reports