With only three more races remaining in the 2018 NASCAR racing season, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a the first of three triple header weekends with the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

In the first round of qualifying, eight drivers broke the track record. Thirty four teams brought trucks to the track.

Ben Rhodes hit the wall during qualifying and will have to start the race from the back of the field after the team made repairs to his truck.

After two rounds of qualifying, with a record setting time of 28.608 seconds around the mile and a half track, Johnny Sauter wins the pole for the race. This was Sauter’s seventh career pole, his first in over two years.

The qualifying speed of 188.7 miles per hour is the fastest qualifying time on record in the Camping World Truck Series.

The starting lineup for the JAG Metals 350:
Johnny Sauter
Noah Gragson
Stewart Friesen
Brett Moffitt
David Gilliland
Justin Haley
Sheldon Creed
Harrison Burton
Tyler Dippel
Jesse Little
Timmy Hill
Todd Gilliland – moved to the back of the field after crash repairs
Grant Enfinger – in the playoffs
Matt Crafton – in the playoffs
Austin Hill
Ben Rhodes – moved to the back of the field after crash repairs
Myatt Snider
Joe Nemechek
Ross Chastain
Bo LeMastus
Austin Wayne Self
Brennan Poole
Cory Roper
Tyler Young
Bayley Currey
Cpdoe Rohrbraugh
Reed Sorenson
Justin Fontaine
Tanner Thorson
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Mike Harmon
Jordan Anderson

Josh Reaume and Reid Wilson failed to qualify for the race.

Stages one and two of the race are 35 laps each with stage three lasting 77 laps for a total of 147 around the mile and a half track.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and jumps out in front for the lead of the race.

Lap two, the top five are Johnny Sauter, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, and David Gilliland.

Lap three Stewart Friesen passes Johnny Sauter to take over the lead of the race.

Lap three the first caution flag comes out when Bo LeMastus got loose and hit the wall causing significant damage to his truck.

Stewart Friesen brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap seven and goes nose to nose with Noah Gragson before Justin Haley makes it a three wide battle with Noah Gragson taking the lead.

The top five are Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Stewart Friesen, David Gillialnd, and Sheldon Creed.

Johnny Sauter has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road for a flat tire.

Lap nine, Justin Haley passes Noah Gragson for the lead with David Gilliland in third.

Lap 10 the top five are Justin Haley, Noah Gragson, David Gillialnd, Sheldon Creed, and Stewart Friesen.

Jennifer Jo Cobb, Timmy Hlll, and Bo LeMastus are all off the track.

Lap 12 the top fiveare Justin Haley, David Gilliland, Noah Gragson, Sheldon Creed, and Stewart Friesen.

David Gilliland brings out the second caution flag on lap 15 after hitting the wall with some sort of issue with his truck. He takes the truck to the garage.

Justin Haley brings the field down for the green flag restart of the race on lap 19 and jumps out in front of Noah Gragson for the lead.

The top five are Justin Haley, Noah Gragson, Sheldon Creed, Stewart Friesen, and Matt Crafton.

Lap 20, Sheldon Creed gets around Noah Gragson to take second place half a second behind leader Justin Haley.

Cody Rohrbaugh brings out the third caution flag of the race on lap 21 when he gets loose and spins out.

Justin Haley brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 34 and goes side by side with Sheldon Creed with Justin Haley finally getting out in front for the lead.

Lap 25, the top five are Justin Haley, Sheldon Creed, Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton, and Noah Gragson.

Lap 26, Sheldon Creed in only his fourth truck race passes Justin Haley for the lead of the race.

Lap 28, Justin Haley gets around Sheldon Creed for the lead.

With five laps remaining in stage one, Justin Haley leads the race with Sheldon Creed in second and Stewart Friesen in third; Matt Crafton and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Codie Rohrbaugh spins out on lap 31 and brings out the fourth caution flag of the race.

Jordon Anderson is on pit road with the hood up.

NASCAR has elected not to open pit road. The stage ends on a caution.

Justin Haley wins stage one for his first stage win.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Justin Haley
Sheldon Creed
Stewart Friesen
Matt Crafton
Brett Moffitt
Noah Gragson
Grant Enfinger
Ben Rhodes
Ross Chastain
Todd Gilliland

After taking only fuel, Ross Chastain wins the race off of pit road. Several drivers took only two tires.

Johnny Sauter is back on pit road for repairs to the splitter.

Myatt Snider brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 41 and gets out in front for the lead after staying out on the track.

Cory Roper gets sideways and brings out the caution flag on lap 42; Johnnyh Sauter, Noah Gragson, and Tyler Young were also involved in the wreck.

The top five are Myatt Snider, Jesse Little, Harrison Burton, Grant Enfinger, and Austin Hill.

Johnny Sauter makes another trip down pit road with a flat tire.

Myatt Snider brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 50 and holds on to the lead as drivers get three wide through the field looking for position.

Lap 51, the top five are Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton, Austin Hill, Justin Haley, and Jesse Little.

Lap 53, Myatt Snider holds on to the lead with Harrison Burton in second; Justin Haley, Austin Hill, and Grant Enfinge round out the top five.

Lap 55, Harrison Burton challenges Matt Snider for the lead with Snider holding on to the top spit.

Lap 57, the top five are Myatt Snider, Harrison Burton, Justin Haley Austin Hill, and Grant Enfinger.

Lap 60, Myatt Snider continues to lead the race with Justin Haley in second; Austin Hill, Grant Enfinger, and Stewart Friesen round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 61 when Sheldon Creed got loose and hit the wall.

Myatt Snider brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 63 and jumps out in front for the lead.

The top five are Myatt Snider, Justin Haley, Austin Hill, Grant Enfinger and Grant Enfinger.

Justin Haley and Austin Haley are battling for the second spot.

Lap 65, Myatt Snider has a lead of over half a second on Austin Hill with Justin Haley in third, Grant finger and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 66 for debris on the track as Sheldon Creed’s repair work failed.

Stage two also ends under caution with Myatt Snider winning the stage for his first stage win.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Myatt Snider
Austin Hill
Justin Haley
Grant Enfinger
Matt Crafton
Brett Moffitt
Tyler Dippel
Brennan Poole
Todd Gilliland
Joe Nemechek

Taking fuel only, Ben Rhodes and Joe Nemechek lead the race off of it road. Finally making his first it stop for tires, Myatt Snider is the first truck to take four tires.

Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 75 and holds off Harrison Burton for the lead.

The top five are Todd Gilliland, Stewart Friesen, Harrison Burton, Ross Chastain, and Myatt Snider.

There are 24 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 77, Todd Gilliland has a quarter of a second lead on Stewart Friesen; Harrison Burton, Johnny Sauter, and Ben Rhodes round out the top five.

Lap 80, Todd Gilliland is in the lead with Stewart Friesen in second; Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, and Jesse Little round out the top five.

Lap 82, Todd Gilliland holds on to the lead with a narrow gap over Stewart Friesen; over a second back Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, and Jesse Little round out the top five.

Lap 85, Todd Gilliland leads the race with Stewart Friesen on his bumper; Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, and Jesse Little round out the top five over two seconds beck.

Lap 90, Todd Gilliand continues to lead the race by a narrow margin over Stewart Friesen; Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, and Justin Haley round out the top five over two seconds back.

Lap 93, Todd Gilliland has pulled out to a third of a second lead on Stewart Friesen; Harrison Burton, Ben Rhodes, and Justin Haley round out the top five over four seconds back.

Lap 96, Todd Gilliland is in the lead with Stewart Friesen right behind him; over four seconds back Justin Haley, Jesse Little, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 100, Stewart Friesen is on the bumper of leader Todd Gilliland with Justin Haley, Jesse Little, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 107, Todd Gilliland continues to hod a narrow lead on Stewart Friesen; now less than four seconds back, Justin Haley, Jesse little, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 108, Stewart Friesen finally gets around Todd Gilliland for the lead of the race.

Lap 110, Stewart Friesen has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Todd Gilliland; Justin Haley, Jesse Little, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 113, Stewart Friesen’s lead is now a second and a half over Todd Gilliland; Justin Haley, Jesse Little, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 115, Stewart Friesen has pulled away from Todd Gilliand and now has a lead of over two seconds on Gilliland.

Lap 116, Stewart Friesen and Todd Gilliland bring their trucks down pit road to begin the cycle of green flag pit stops.

Lap 117, Justin Haley is the new leader of the race.

Stewart Friesen was caught speeding on pit road.

Lap 120, Justin Haley has a sex second lead on Ben Rhodes; Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, and Noah Gragson round out the top five as green flag it stops cycle through.

Lap 122, leader Justin Haley comes down pit road for service. Matt Crafton has some kind of issue with his truck on pit road…was possibly out of fuel.

Lap 124, Ben Rhodes is the new leader.

Lap 125, Todd Gilliand takes over the lead and is nearly five seconds out in front of Justin Haley; Ben Rhodes, rant Enfinger, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Only 20 laps remaining in the race, 18 year old Todd Gilliland has a lead of over four seconds on Justin Haley; Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.

Lap 134, Justin Haley has closed the gap to leader Todd Gilliland to under three and a half seconds; Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Ten to go, Todd Gilliland continues to lead the race; Justin Haley, Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Lap 139, Todd Gilliland has a three second lead on Justin Haley; Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Five to go, Todd Gilliland continues to lead the race with Justin Haley less than three seconds back; Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Four to go, Todd Gilliland’s lead is now down ot just two and a half seconds.

Three to go, Todd Gilliland’s lead is now down to just two seconds over Justin Haley.

Todd Gilliland takes the white flag.

Todd Gilliland has an issue on track and stops; Justin Haley wins the race.

Todd Gilliland ran out of fuel just short of the finish line and ends up finishing fourth has he coasts around the track.

Justin Haley joins Johnny Sauter in the championship four for the title in Homestead-Miami.

The unofficial results of the JAG Metals 350:
Justin Haley
Ben Rhodes
Brett Moffitt
Todd Gilliland
Austin Hill
Harrison Burton
Jesse Little
Stewart Friesen
Matt Crafton
Noah Gragson
Johnny Sauter
Grant Enfinger
Myatt Snider
Tyler Dippel
Brennan Poole
Austin Wayne Self
Codie Rohrbaugh
Joe Nemechek
Justin Fontaine
Reed Sorenson
Tanner Thorson
Mike Harmon
Bayley Currey
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Sheldon Creed
Ross Chastain
Tyler Young
Cory Roper
Jordan Anderson
David Gilliland
Timmy Hill
Bo LeMastus

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