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Pinty's Truck Race on Dirt Results

April 16th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

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POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ben Rhodes

99 |

2

Running

150

95

60

7

2

Carson Hocevar

42 |

6

Running

150

55

40

0

3

John H. Nemechek

4 |

18

Running

150

0

42

0

4

Parker Kligerman

75 |

4

Running

150

0

45

0

5

Christian Eckes

98 |

19

Running

150

0

32

0

6

Joey Logano

54 |

1

Running

150

0

0

0

7

Chase Elliott

7 |

7

Running

150

0

0

0

8

Grant Enfinger

23 |

16

Running

150

0

29

0

9

Matt Crafton

88 |

14

Running

150

0

31

0

10

Zane Smith

38 |

17

Running

150

0

27

0

11

Stewart Friesen

52 |

3

Running

150

0

34

0

12

Colby Howard

91 |

12

Running

150

0

25

0

13

Chase Purdy

61 |

33

Running

150

0

24

0

14

Austin Dillon

20 |

10

Running

150

0

0

0

15

Tanner Gray

15 |

35

Running

150

0

22

0

16

Dean Thompson

40 |

27

Running

150

0

21

0

17

Mike Marlar

33 |

21

Running

150

0

20

0

18

Hailie Deegan

1 |

26

Running

150

0

19

0

19

Chandler Smith

18 |

5

Running

150

0

26

0

20

Harrison Burton

17 |

23

Running

150

0

0

0

21

Ty Majeski

66 |

8

Running

150

0

34

0

22

Jack Wood

24 |

13

Running

150

0

15

0

23

Timmy Hill

56 |

29

Running

150

0

14

0

24

Spencer Boyd

12 |

34

Running

150

0

13

0

25

Blaine Perkins

9 |

28

Running

150

0

12

0

26

Kaz Grala

02 |

25

Running

150

0

11

0

27

Buddy Kofoid

51 |

32

Running

150

0

14

0

28

Tate Fogleman

30 |

24

Running

149

0

9

0

29

Derek Kraus

19 |

15

Running

149

0

9

0

30

Lawless Alan

45 |

31

Running

149

0

7

0

31

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

20

Running

147

0

6

0

32

Andrew Gordon

49 |

22

Running

146

0

5

0

33

Kris Wright

44 |

30

Running

146

0

4

0

34

Keith McGee

43 |

36

Running

146

0

3

0

35

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

9

Running

145

0

3

0

36

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

11

Running

143

0

1

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ben Rhodes

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ben Rhodes

    |

  • POS 2 | 0.824

    Carson Hocevar

    POS2

    0.824

    Carson Hocevar

    |

  • POS 3 | 1.378

    John Hunter Nemechek

    POS3

    1.378

    John Hunter Nemechek

    |

Ben Rhodes rallies past Hocevar, corrals Camping World Trucks win on Bristol dirt

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Overcoming a mistake in communication, Ben Rhodes charged to the front in the closing laps of Saturday‘s Pinty‘s Truck Race on Dirt and snatched the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory from runner-up Carson Hocevar.

One circuit after the final restart on Lap 146 of 150, Rhodes, the defending series champion, buried his No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota into Turn 1, slid to the outside of third-place finisher John Hunter Nemechek and dived to the inside of Hocevar to take the lead.

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The dramatic charge to victory atoned for Rhodes‘ failure to bring his truck to the pits at the end of the first stage on Lap 40 after missing his entrance to pit road. Forced to pit after winning Stage 2, Rhodes restarted 13th on Lap 91 and worked his way forward with the aid of four cautions in the final 60-lap stage.

“My crew gave me such an awesome Tundra this weekend that I wasn‘t going to let them down,” said Rhodes, who led 95 laps and won the first two stages on the way to his first victory of the year and the sixth of his career. “I had to go back up there and earn the spot back. I‘m really proud of all their effort.”

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Rhodes and Hocevar were the only two drivers credited with leading laps. The driver of the No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet grabbed the top spot after restarting fourth on Lap 91 and held it until Rhodes passed him for the win.

In hindsight, Hocevar said he could have done a better job defending against the decisive pass.

“Either ripped the top or crashed him,” Hocevar said of his alternatives. “I hate saying that, but it‘s part of this racing, right? I just couldn‘t compete with him. He just had better (fresher) tires, and he was the fastest truck all day. I was just trying to hold on. …

“He slide-jobbed me, and I should have prepared for it, crossed him over and raced him really hard. Second just sucks. It‘s terrible, especially being that close.”

The race marked the NASCAR national series debut of reigning USAC National Midget champion Buddy Kofoid, who started 32nd after his No. 51 Toyota overheated during the first qualifying heat earlier in the afternoon.

Methodically working his way forward, Kofoid ran as high as third before spinning in Turn 2 as he tried to cross over to the inside of Rhodes‘ truck in a battle for fourth place on Lap 139, after Rhodes drove deep into the corner and slid toward the top of the track.

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Collected in the ensuing wreck were Ty Majeski, who saw a probable top-five effort go awry, and Derek Kraus.

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The race also had a taste of the bizarre. On Lap 96, Austin Wayne Self nudged the Chevrolet of hard-luck Matt DiBenedetto after the latter had passed Self. The front bumper of Self‘s Silverado locked with the rear bumper of DiBenedetto‘s Chevy, and the two drivers could not power them apart.

It took a red flag and a handful of track workers to separate the trucks. That incident ruined the race for both drivers, but the subsequent restart on Lap 106 put Rhodes on his path to the eventual victory. By the time caution flew again on Lap 112, he had climbed to fifth and was well on his way to the front.

The Camping World Truck Series’ next race is scheduled for Friday, May 6 (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM) at Darlington Raceway.

Notes: Post-race inspection was completed in the Bristol Motor Speedway garage with no issues, confirming Rhodes as the winner. … Cup Series regular Joey Logano started from the pole position and finished sixth in his first Camping World Trucks start since 2015.

Contributing: Staff reports