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Charlotte Motor Speedway

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Results

May 27th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ross Chastain

41 |

5

Running

143

4

0

0

2

Grant Enfinger

23 |

11

Running

143

0

36

0

3

John H. Nemechek

4 |

15

Running

143

0

40

0

4

Christian Eckes

98 |

9

Running

143

5

45

0

5

Zane Smith

38 |

2

Running

143

52

47

1

6

Tanner Gray

15 |

6

Running

143

0

31

0

7

Kyle Busch

51 |

3

Running

143

0

0

0

8

Chandler Smith

18 |

7

Running

143

0

29

0

9

Stewart Friesen

52 |

13

Running

143

0

28

0

10

Ben Rhodes

99 |

12

Running

143

5

37

1

11

Ryan Preece

17 |

8

Running

143

9

42

0

12

Derek Kraus

19 |

16

Running

143

2

26

0

13

Ty Majeski

66 |

1

Running

143

4

35

0

14

Colby Howard

91 |

20

Running

143

0

23

0

15

Chase Purdy

61 |

17

Running

143

0

22

0

16

Carson Hocevar

42 |

4

Running

143

57

35

0

17

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

10

Running

142

0

28

0

18

Matt Crafton

88 |

18

Running

142

5

21

0

19

Kris Wright

44 |

22

Running

142

0

18

0

20

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

25

Running

142

0

17

0

21

Timmy Hill

56 |

30

Running

141

0

16

0

22

Lawless Alan

45 |

33

Running

141

0

15

0

23

Jack Wood

24 |

19

Running

141

0

14

0

24

Spencer Boyd

12 |

27

Running

141

0

13

0

25

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

26

Running

141

0

12

0

26

Max Gutierrez

37 |

31

Running

140

0

11

0

27

Hailie Deegan

1 |

35

Running

140

0

10

0

28

Dean Thompson

40 |

24

Running

139

0

9

0

29

Tate Fogleman

30 |

21

Running

139

0

8

0

30

Blaine Perkins

9 |

29

Running

139

0

7

0

31

Josh Reaume

33 |

32

Running

138

0

6

0

32

Jesse Little

02 |

14

Accident

128

0

5

0

33

Keith McGee

43 |

34

Suspension

67

0

4

0

34

Matt Mills

20 |

23

Accident

57

0

0

0

35

Brennan Poole

46 |

28

Driveshaft

38

0

2

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ross Chastain

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ross Chastain

    Driver badge number 41 |

  • POS 2 | 0.102

    Grant Enfinger

    POS2

    0.102

    Grant Enfinger

    Driver badge number 23 |

  • POS 3 | 0.413

    John Hunter Nemechek

    POS3

    0.413

    John Hunter Nemechek

    Driver badge number 4 |

Ross Chastain scores OT victory in Truck Series race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — When fate dealt Carson Hocevar another heartache Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Niece Motorsports teammate Ross Chastain took full advantage — with a serendipitous push from Grant Enfinger.

On the final lap of the second overtime in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series contest, Chastain raced side-by-side on the backstretch with John Hunter Nemechek, before the timely push from Enfinger propelled him forward and enabled him to clear Nemechek‘s No. 4 Toyota.

RELATED: Official race results

Chastain crossed the finish line 0.102 seconds ahead of Enfinger, with Nemechek running third, 0.413 seconds behind the race winner.

When he climbed out of his No. 41 Chevrolet on the frontstretch, however, Chastain could talk only of Hocevar, who dominated the event, only to see it slip away after a devastating late caution.

“I hate it so much for Carson,” said Chastain, who won for the first time this season, the first time at Charlotte and the fourth time in his career. “I didn‘t give him the push he needed to win (on the first attempt at overtime)… Man, I‘m so proud of Carson Hocevar.

“I‘ll say that over and over. That guy‘s a future star. He‘s such a goofy kid, but I love him. He learns so quick.”

RELATED: Hocevar emotional after finish; Preece irate with Hocevar

Hocevar, who lost the lead four laps short of the scheduled finish and ran second at Bristol Motor Speedway‘s dirt track in April, learned a painful lesson Friday after leading a race-high 57 laps.

He held an advantage that had stabilized at slightly more than six seconds when Jesse Little‘s Chevrolet broke loose over the bumps in Turn 3 and carried Tyler Ankrum’s Toyota into the outside wall.

The 19-year-old Hocevar chose the inside lane for the late restart, and Ryan Preece, in the outside lane, nosed ahead past the start-finish line when Chastain spun his tires and failed to provide Hocevar with a push.

Running beside Preece on Lap 136 in the first attempt at overtime, Hocevar lost control and slid up the track into Preece‘s No. 17 Ford, damaging both vehicles.

“A dumbass move by myself,” said Hocevar, who climbed from his No. 42 Chevrolet after the race and sat on the pavement, his head between his hands. “It sucks. I mean I tried really hard — I tried too hard.

“I didn‘t get a good restart. I tried too hard, tried to wash (Preece) up and just crashed myself. I feel like just crying.”

Preece finished 11th after pitting with a flat tire — thanks to the wreck. He didn‘t mince words on pit lane.

“Don‘t wreck the guy on the outside of you trying to win your first race,” Preece said. “Don‘t do it.”

After finishing second, Enfinger believes he has an IOU from Chastain.

“I‘m glad to push my buddy, Ross, to a win,” Enfinger said. “In my book, he owes me one.”

Christian Eckes ran fourth, followed by Zane Smith, who led 52 laps and won the first stage. Tanner Gray, Kyle Busch, Chandler Smith, Stewart Friesen and Ben Rhodes completed the top 10.

Rhodes won Stage 2 by staying out on old tires and catching an opportune caution when Matt Mills crashed with Jack Wood in Turn 4 three laps short of the send of the 30-lap stage.

Ultimately, Hocevar came home 16th, the last driver on the lead lap. Mexican driver Max Gutierrez finished 26th in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.

The Truck Series returns to Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FS1.

NOTE: There were no issues found in NASCAR’s post-race inspection, confirming Chastain as the Camping World Truck Series winner.

Staff reports contributed to this story.