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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Kyle Larson

7 |

8

Running

252

138

0

0

2

Ty Majeski

98 |

3

Running

252

0

35

0

3

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

15

Running

252

0

39

0

4

Carson Hocevar

42 |

2

Running

252

16

48

0

5

Bubba Wallace

1 |

14

Running

252

13

0

0

6

Corey Heim

11 |

1

Running

252

75

48

1

7

Matt Crafton

88 |

18

Running

252

0

30

0

8

Chase Purdy

4 |

24

Running

252

0

31

0

9

Ross Chastain

41 |

12

Running

252

0

0

0

10

Grant Enfinger

23 |

7

Running

252

0

31

0

11

William Byron

51 |

4

Running

252

10

0

0

12

Chris Hacker

30 |

32

Running

252

0

25

0

13

Stewart Friesen

52 |

33

Running

252

0

29

0

14

Daniel Dye

43 |

16

Running

252

0

23

0

15

Bret Holmes

32 |

6

Running

252

0

22

0

16

Christopher Bell

61 |

9

Running

252

0

0

0

17

Kaden Honeycutt

20 |

11

Running

252

0

20

0

18

Tanner Gray

15 |

31

Running

252

0

19

0

19

Lawless Alan

45 |

22

Running

252

0

18

0

20

Hailie Deegan

13 |

10

Running

252

0

17

0

21

Taylor Gray

17 |

27

Running

252

0

16

0

22

Kris Wright

02 |

34

Running

252

0

15

0

23

Jake Garcia

35 |

21

Running

252

0

14

0

24

Colby Howard

9 |

5

Running

252

0

20

0

25

Christian Eckes

19 |

13

Running

252

0

12

0

26

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

17

Running

250

0

13

0

27

Spencer Boyd

12 |

35

Running

250

0

10

0

28

Josh Williams

22 |

28

Water Pump

221

0

0

0

29

Conner Jones

66 |

30

Electrical

219

0

8

0

30

Nicholas Sanchez

2 |

20

Running

213

0

7

0

31

Timmy Hill

56 |

26

Running

211

0

6

0

32

Zane Smith

38 |

36

Accident

204

0

17

0

33

Ben Rhodes

99 |

19

Accident

202

0

4

0

34

Rajah Caruth

24 |

23

Accident

200

0

3

0

35

Dean Thompson

5 |

25

Accident

182

0

2

0

36

Johnny Sauter

04 |

29

Electrical

153

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    POS1

    LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    Driver badge number 7 |

  • POS 2 | 0.974

    Ty Majeski

    POS2

    0.974

    Ty Majeski

    Driver badge number 98 |

  • POS 3 | 1.398

    Matt DiBenedetto

    POS3

    1.398

    Matt DiBenedetto

    Driver badge number 25 |

Kyle Larson claims Truck Series win at North Wilkesboro Speedway

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Kyle Larson proved an admirable substitute on Saturday at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Subbing for injured Alex Bowman — who had been scheduled to race the No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet — Larson led 138 of 252 laps in winning the Tyson 250 in overtime.

Larson is the first driver to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race at revitalized North Wilkesboro in 27 years. The victory was Larson’s third in 15 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts.

RELATED: Official results | At-track photos 

At the end of the two-lap overtime, Larson beat ThorSport Racing’s Ty Majeski to the finish line by 0.974 seconds. Matt DiBenedetto ran third, followed by Carson Hocevar, Bubba Wallace and pole winner Corey Heim.

“It was a really fun track there, especially in the truck where you can use the apron and such at both ends,” said Larson, who was making his first Truck Series start of the season. “I had a good time. That was a lot of fun on the long runs.

“I wasn’t supposed to run. Unfortunately, Alex got hurt [in a sprint car accident], and I got the opportunity to run this.”

Larson made the most of his opportunity, dominating the action and charging from sixth after a Lap 228 restart where the first three cars in the running order stayed on the track during the 11th caution, and fourth-place Majeski gained track position with a two-tire pit stop.

On Lap 238, Larson passed Wallace for the lead and held it through one more caution and the overtime.

Thanks to pit strategy, Majeski salvaged the runner-up finish.

“Yeah, we just missed it today,” Majeski said. “Sometimes when you’re in the back with nothing to lose, you make gutsy calls, jumping on two tires there, and we were just able to hold off guys who put four tires on. So, a subpar day for us turned into a good finish.”

MORE: Larson describes North Wilkesboro as ‘really fun’ for Truck Series

The race was the first in the series at North Wilkesboro since 1996 when the Craftsman Trucks ran at the 0.625-mile short track for the second time. Saturday’s renewal produced a record 12 cautions for 81 laps.

The harshest of on-track incidents came on Lap 201 when the truck of Tyler Ankrum was forced into the outside backstretch wall. As Ankrum slowed, Rajah Caruth’s No. 24 Chevrolet and the Fords of reigning series champion Zane Smith and Ben Rhodes suffered a chain-reaction collision that eliminated the three trailing trucks.

Before the wreck, Smith had suffered a pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field.

“Just a product of what happens when you get put back there,” said Smith, who started the race in the rear of the field because of three failed inspections and had worked his way into the top five before the speeding penalty.

The Truck Series will next trek to Charlotte Motor Speedway to race in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on May 26 (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race technical inspection concluded without issue in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series garage, confirming Larson as the race winner.