The Gander Outdoors Truck Series kicks off a double header day and another triple header weekend of racing with the Corrigan Oil 200. It is the final regular season race for the truck series. By the end of the race, the eight drivers going into the playoffs will be revealed.
Thirty-three teams brought trucks to Michigan International Speedway for 32 starting spots.
“Watermelon Man” Ross Chastain puts his number 45 truck on the pole for his third career pole and will bring the field to green. Christian Eckes will start alongside Chastain on the front row.
Stages one and two of the race are only 20 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 100 laps around the two mile track.
Matt Crafton will have to start the race from the back of the field after making an engine change after qualifying.
Ross Chastain brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and gets out in front for the lead.
After not making a qualifying run, Norm Benning is out of the race on lap one.
Tyler Ankrum has been posted by NASCAR for jumping the race start and will have to come down pit road to serve a pass through penalty.
Austin Wayne Self brings his truck down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop.
Lap four, Ross Chastain has a third of a second lead on Todd Gilliland.
Lap six, Ross Chastain has increased his lead to half a second on Todd Gilliland.
Lap eight, Matt Crafton has moved through the field and is now in 12th place with pole sitter Ross Chastain still in the lead.
Lap 13, Ross Chastain holds his half second lead, but now it is Ben Rhodes in second place. Matt Crafton is now in the top 10.
Four laps remain in stage one, Ross Chastain has led every lap so far with Ben Rhodes in second.
Ross chastain wins stage one for his third stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Grant Enfinger has clinched the win for the regular season and has earned 15 extra playoff points.
Ross Chastain’s truck was hit on pit road and caused significant damage to his truck.
After taking fuel only, Ben Rhodes brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 27 and gets out in front for the lead.
Lap 29, Grant Enfinger challenges Ben Rhodes for the lead but Rhodes manages to hold off the new regular season champion to keep the lead.
The caution flag comes out on lap 32 for a single truck crash involving Christian Eckes.
Pit road is busy with drivers looking for fresh tires.
Grant Enfinger and Brett Moffitt bring the field down for the green flag restart with just four laps remaining in stage two with Enfinger getting out in front for the lead.
Austin Hill challenges Grant Enfinger for the lead but it is Brett Moffitt who sling shots around both drivers to take the lead.
Brett Moffitt wins stage two for his second stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Austin Wayne Self
Ben Rhodes wins the race off of pit road after taking fuel only. Matt Crafton, Todd Gilliland, Johnny Sauter, Tyler Ankrum, and Joe Nemechek also took fuel only.
Sheldon Creed brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 48 and gets out in front for the lead. The drivers cannot complete the stage without making a pit stop.
Lap 49, Ben Rhodes gets around Sheldon Creed to take the lead.
Lap 50, Sheldon Creed gets back around Ben Rhodes to retake the lead of the race.
Lap 52, Ben Rhodes retakes the lead as he and Sheldon Creed continue to battle for the top spot. Both drivers must win the race in order to get into the playoffs.
Lap 55, Sheldon Creed retakes the lead.
Lap 56, Ben Rhodes is back in the lead.
Lap 57, Cory Roper brings out the caution flag when he gets into the wall.
Brett Moffitt and Austin Wayne Self stay out on the track. There are more collisions on pit road.
Austin Hill was caught speeding on pit road. Tyler Dipple and Grant Enfinger were charged with having too many members over the pit wall.
Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 62 and gets out in front for the lead with Todd Gilliland in second.
Lap 62, Todd Gilliland gets around Brett Moffitt for the lead with drivers three wide behind him.
The caution flag comes out on lap 66 for Codie Rohrbaugh spinning out.
Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 69 and holds on to his lead but gets a challenge from team mate Harrison Burton who takes the lead briefly before Gilliland retakes the top spot.
Ben Rhodes passes Todd Gilliland for the lead with a sling shot move.
With 26 laps remaining in the race, Todd Gilliland retakes the lead
Lap 75, Harrison Burton is the new leader with Tyler Ankrum in second.
After making contact with Todd Gilliland, Ben Rhodes has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road for a flat tire.
Lap 77, Austin Hill comes from third palce to take the lead.
Twenty to go, Austin Hill has a narrow lead on Tyler Ankrum with Matt Crafton in third.
Ben Rhodes has to make a second trip down pit road with tire issues.
Lap 84, Austin Hill has a lead of two tenths of a second on Tyler Ankrum with Matt Crafton a half second back in third.
Christian Eckes brings out the caution flag on lap 85 when he makes a run through the grass with a flat tire.
Austin Hill brings the field down for the green flag restart with just 10 laps remaining in the race. Tyler Ankrum gets out in front but in a cross over move, Austin Hill takes the lead.
The caution flag comes out on lap 92 for Christian Eckes spinning out and another flat tire.
Tyler Ankrum is the leader and brings the field down for the green flag restart with just four laps remaining in the race. Tyler Ankrum spun his tires and gets a shove on the restart which causes “the big one” involving several drivers. The race will go into over time. Natalie Decker, Todd Gilliland, Anthony Alfredo, Jordan Anderson, Sheldon Creed, Joe Nemechek, Johnny Sauter, Spencer Boyd, and Tyler Ankrum were all involved in the wreck.
With a lengthy cleanup, some teams may have issues with enough fuel to reach the end of the race.
In a two lap shootout, Austin Hill brings the field down for the green flag restart and gets out in front for the lead as drivers get three wide behind him.
Austin Hill takes the white flag.
After a speeding penalty, Austin Hill ends the regular season the same way he began it…with a win.
Unofficial results of the Corrigan Oil 200:
Austin Wayne Self
Trey Hutchens III
Jennifer Jo Cobb
TJ Bell Jr
Joining Grant Enfinger in the playoffs are:
and Tyler Ankrum