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Circuit of The Americas

XPEL 225 Results

March 26th, 2022

RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Zane Smith

38 |

2

Running

46

11

60

7

2

John H. Nemechek

4 |

11

Running

46

1

35

0

3

Kyle Busch

51 |

5

Running

46

31

0

0

4

Ben Rhodes

99 |

13

Running

46

0

50

0

5

Chandler Smith

18 |

12

Running

46

1

38

0

6

Christian Eckes

98 |

8

Running

46

0

34

0

7

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

10

Running

46

0

36

0

8

Carson Hocevar

42 |

6

Running

46

0

32

0

9

Stewart Friesen

52 |

7

Running

46

0

41

0

10

Grant Enfinger

23 |

16

Running

46

0

27

0

11

Lawless Alan

45 |

24

Running

46

0

26

0

12

Derek Kraus

19 |

14

Running

46

0

40

0

13

Matt Crafton

88 |

20

Running

46

0

24

0

14

Kaz Grala

02 |

18

Running

46

0

23

0

15

Kris Wright

44 |

17

Running

46

0

22

0

16

Chase Purdy

61 |

22

Running

46

0

21

0

17

Tanner Gray

15 |

28

Running

46

0

20

0

18

Tate Fogleman

30 |

31

Running

46

0

19

0

19

Parker Kligerman

75 |

4

Running

46

1

20

0

20

Brad Perez

43 |

32

Running

46

0

17

0

21

Will Rodgers

33 |

34

Running

46

0

0

0

22

Timmy Hill

56 |

25

Running

46

0

21

0

23

Spencer Boyd

12 |

30

Running

46

0

14

0

24

Colby Howard

91 |

26

Running

46

0

13

0

25

Alex Bowman

7 |

3

Running

46

1

0

0

26

Taylor Gray

17 |

9

Running

46

0

11

0

27

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

15

Running

45

0

10

0

28

Logan Bearden

37 |

21

Fuel Pump

42

0

9

0

29

Dean Thompson

40 |

33

Running

40

0

8

0

30

Ty Majeski

66 |

19

Running

39

0

7

0

31

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

36

Rear Gear

32

0

16

0

32

Jack Wood

24 |

27

DVP

31

0

5

0

33

Matt Jaskol

46 |

35

Electrical

30

0

4

0

34

Hailie Deegan

1 |

23

Accident

29

0

3

0

35

Blaine Perkins

9 |

29

Transmission

3

0

2

0

36

Sheldon Creed

20 |

1

Drivetrain

1

0

0

0

  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Zane Smith

    POS1

    LEADER

    Zane Smith

    |

  • POS 2 | 3.529

    John Hunter Nemechek

    POS2

    3.529

    John Hunter Nemechek

    |

  • POS 3 | 4.702

    Kyle Busch

    POS3

    4.702

    Kyle Busch

    |

Zane Smith emerges from double-overtime dustup to win Truck Series race at COTA

AUSTIN, Texas — Ultimately, Zane Smith was out front when it paid off Saturday afternoon at the Circuit of The Americas road course. He led only 11 of the 46 laps — winning Stage 1, Stage 2 and then taking the race lead with two laps remaining in the second overtime period to earn the victory in the XPEL 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

It marked Smith‘s second win of the 2022 season — fifth of his career — and the second consecutive win at the 3.41-mile, 20-turn COTA circuit for his Front Row Motorsports team, who celebrated in Victory Lane last year with driver Todd Gilliland.

Veteran Kyle Busch — who led a race best 31 laps — held the point on the start of that final overtime. But his closest challengers Stewart Friesen and Alex Bowman went in hard to the Turn 11 hairpin turn making it a three-wide door-to-door-to-door trying to wrestle the lead from Busch, the series all-time winningest driver.

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As that was happening, the 22-year-old Californian Smith simply drove underneath of the slowed trio, taking the lead and then holding off John Hunter Nemechek for the win by 3.529 seconds.

“Once I got back up there, I was doing my best to read how those guys were racing,” said Smith, who drives the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford.

“It happened like that in such dramatic fashion and had to come from the back, it‘s just a huge statement for this team really. Every single race this year I‘ve been in contention to win.

“This whole team, just awesome to see how it all worked out,” he added.

“Scored some awesome points today,” Smith said.

Busch recovered to finish third, followed by 2021 series champion Ben Rhodes and Busch‘s teammate Chandler Smith. Christian Eckes, Tyler Ankrum, Carson Hocevar, Friesen, and Grant Enfinger rounded out the top 10.

WATCH: Busch taken out in three-wide battle

Had his bold move to the front paid off, it would have been Friesen‘s first win in the series since 2019 and the first career victory for Hocevar, who was also running among the top three late in the race but got shuffled back in the wild restart action. Parker Kligerman, who had run among the top five all afternoon, also ran out of gas and ultimately finished 19th.

“Felt like we deserved that one, but it doesn‘t matter if you deserve it or not, you‘ve got to be the first one to the checkered flag and we were not,” Busch said.

The race featured 10 lead changes among eight drivers and had eight caution periods.

“In races like this, you know it‘s never over till it‘s over and that (race) is the very definition of that,” Smith said.

The top-five effort keeps championship leaders Smith and Rhodes close. Smith now holds a 15-point edge over Rhodes.

The series takes a break before returning to competition April 7 in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 at Martinsville Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race inspection in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is complete. There were no issues. Zane Smith is the official race winner.