The Gander Outdoors Truck Series kicks off a triple header racing weekend with the SpeedyCash.com 400 from Texas Motor Speedway.
While the truck series sharing the weekend with Indy Cars while the Xfinity and Monster Cup Series run races in Michigan, the weekend gets even more exciting as the Trucks mark the very first Triple Truck Challenge.
Similar to the Dash-4-Cash in the Xfinity Series, the Triple Truck Challenge offers regular Truck Series drivers the chance to earn some extra cash – up to $500,000.
Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, and Gateway Motorsports Park will host the inaugural Triple Truck Challenge. The race winner earns a bonus of $50,000; but if the same driver can win the second race, the bonus is $150,000, and if the same drivers wins all three races, the bonus jumps to $500,000.
Todd Gilliland put his truck on the pole and will bring the field to the green flag for some Friday night racing in Texas.
After an accident in practice, Stewart Friesen is in a backup truck and will have to start the race from the back of the field.
After stepping away from racing, Greg Biffle returns to race in the Truck Series in Texas.
In the longest race of the truck season, stages one and two will last 40 laps each with stage three lasting 87 laps for a total of 167 laps around the mile and a half track.
Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and gets out in front of Johnny Sauter to take the lead.
Lap five, Todd Gilliland holds on to his lead with Grant Enfinger in second.
Lap six, Grant Enfinger gets around Todd Gilliland for the lead.
Gus Dean brings out the first caution flag of the race after getting into the wall. Dean is the first driver out of the race.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 18 and holds on to his lead as drivers get loose and spread out across the track.
The second caution flag comes out on lap 21 when Kyle Benjamin gets loose and hits the wall. After significant damage to the truck, Kyle Benjamin becomes the second driver out of the race.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 25 and edges out Johnny Sauter to hold on to his lead.
Changing from the Xfinity Series to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Ross Chastain challenges Grant Enfinger for the lead.
The third caution flag of the race comes out on lap 27 after Codie Rohrbaugh gets into the wall.
A few drivers short pit and bring their trucks down pit road for service.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart with only eight laps remaining in stage one. Enfinger holds on to his lead.
Angelea Ruch brings out the fourth caution flag of the race when she gets into the wall on lap 33.
NASCAR has red flagged the race with four laps remaining in stage one while crews get Angela Ruch’s truck off of the track and the stage can end under green flag conditions.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart with only two laps remaining in stage one but it is team mate Johnny Sauter who edges out for the lead after a side by side battle.
Johnny Sauter wins stage one for his third stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service, but not all of the drivers came down pit road.
Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 46 and holds on to his lead.
The caution flag comes out for the sixth time on lap 56 when Johnny Sauter sustains heavy damage after hitting the wall. Sauter was mired back in the middle of the field after pitting during the stage one break.
Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 62 and holds on to his lead as drivers get shuffled around behind him.
Cory Roper brings out the seventh caution flag with 16 laps remaining in stage two after getting loose and spinning out. Roper keeps the truck off of the wall.
Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag restart with 13 laps remaining in stage two but it is Ben Rhodes who gets out in front for the lead.
Todd Gilliland gets turned around and hits the wall bringing out the eighth caution flag of the race. The record for caution flags in a truck race at Texas is 10; there will be at least one more caution flag for the stage break.
Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag restart with only seven laps remaining in stage two and holds on to his lead.
Tyler Ankrum spins out and makes a run down pit road and the track stays green.
The drivers are getting four wide across the track as they battle for position.
Three to go, Ben Rhodes is in the lead with Stewart Friesen only a tenth of a second behind; the third place truck of Harrison Burton is nearly five seconds back.
Jordan Anderson gets turned around but the track stays green and Ben Rhodes wins stage two for his first stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Taking fuel only, Tyler Dippel wins the race off of pit road. Cory Roper, Austin Wayne Self, and Anthony Alfredo also took fuel only.
Tyler Dippel brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 88 and holds on to the lead while drivers jossle for position.
After a battle for the lead, Ben Rhodes gets out in front with Greg Biffle in second.
Tyler Dippel ties the caution record when he gets loose and hit the wall with a flat tire, bringing out the caution flag on lap 90.
Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 95 but Rhodes gets off the pace on the restart and Grant Enfinger takes the lead with Greg Biffle in second. Biffle has not been in NASCAR since 2016 and has not been in a truck since 2004.
Natalie Decker and Spencer Boyd bring out the caution flag after on track incidents. Trey Hutchens is also involved in the wreck when he gets into a spinning truck.
Ben Rhodes is reporting transmission issues – he only has fourth gear.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 104. Greg Biffle and Grant Enfinger go side by side for the lead with Greg Biffle getting out in front for the lead.
The dirvers are getting three wide across the track battling for position.
Stewart Friesen brings out the caution flag on lap 108 after spinning out and backing into the wall.
Rookie Anthony Alfredo brings the field down for the green lfag restart with 55 laps remaining in the race, but it is Austin Hill who gets out in front for the lead.
Fifty to go, Austin Hill leads the field with Anthony Alfredo in second.
With 45 laps remaining in the race, leader Austin Hill has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Anthony Alfredo.
Drivers are making green flag pit stops.
Forty to go, Austin Hill is driving the wheels of of it with a lead of over three and a half seconds on Ross Chastain.
Thirty five to go, Austin Hill continues to dominate the field with Ross Chastain in second.
Only 30 laps remaining in the race, Austin Dillon has a four second lead on the field with Ross Chastain in second.
Ross Chastain brings his truck down pit road for service with only 27 laps remaining in the race.
Twenty-five to go, Austin Hill holds on to his lead of nearly four seconds on Sheldon Creed.
Leader Austin Hill give up a three plus second lead to come down pit road for fuel. Tyler Ankrum is the new leader with Sheldon Creed less than half a second behind.
The caution flag comes out with 14 laps to go when Austin Wayne Self gets stopped on the track.
Some drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service including the leaders.
Greg Biffle stays out on the track and is the new leader.
Greg Biffle brings the field down for the green flag restart with only 10 laps remaining in the race. Biffle holds on to his lead with Matt Crafton in second.
Gregg Biffle and Matt Crafton battle for the lead with Biffle holding on to the lead.
Anthony Alfredo spins out but the track stays green.
Greg Biffle was last on pit road on lap 109, can he hold off Matt Crafton before running out of fuel. Biffle has signed a one race deal with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Four to go, Greg Biffle has a half second lead on Matt Crafton. It was 2001 the last time that Greg Biffle was on victory lane.
Greg Biffle takes the white flag.
Greg Biffle wins the race…over 6,000 days since his last win. Biffle exits his truck to rousing cheers from the crowd.
SpeedyCash.com 400 results:
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Austin Wayne Self
Trey Hutchen III