The Gander Outdoors Truck Series begins round two of the playoffs with six drivers competing to move on to the next round at the high banks of Talladega Speedway and the the Sugarlands Shine 250.

After single truck qualifying, breaking the 53 second mark around the 2.66 mile track Matt Crafton puts his truck on the pole with a time of 52.93 seconds. This is Crafton’s first super speedway pole. Eighteen year old Tyler Ankrum will start alongside Crafton on the front row.

Stages one and two of the race are 20 laps each with stage three lasting 54 laps for a total of 94 laps around the super speedway.

Jordan Anderson has to start the race from the back of the field after missing the drivers meeting.

Matt Crafton brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Crafton jumping out in front for the lead. Barely getting up to speed, the drivers are already three wide across the track.

Lap two Johnny Sauter gets around Matt Crafton to take the lead.

Lap three, Todd Gilliland is the new leader.

Lap four, Johnny Sauter retakes the lead.

Angela Ruch and Codie Rohrbaugh have trouble early and had to make unscheduled trips down pit road.

Lap seven Johnny Sauter holds on to the lead but Matt Crafton is only a tenth of a second behind.

Harrison Burton brings out the first caution flag of the race when he gets loose on the track.

NASCAR has puts out the red flag on lap 12 in order to get the fluid on the track cleaned up.

Mason Massey has taken his truck to the garage.

After an eight minute red flag the trucks get back to racing with only six laps remaining in stage one. Sheldon Creed leads the field with Brett Moffit in second and Stewart Friesen in third.

With only two laps remaining in stage one, the drivers are getting four wide across the track with Sheldon Creed leading the way.

Sheldon Creed wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Sheldon Creed
Brett Moffitt
Ross Chastain
John Hunter Nemechek
Stewart Friesen
Riley Herbst
Austin Hill
Ben Rhodes
Todd Gilliland
Austin Wayne Self

After staying out on the track, Ross Chastain brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 27 and “the watermelon man” takes the lead of the race.

Lap 30, Brett Moffitt takes the lead from Ross Chastain.

Lap 30, Tyler Dippel gets into the wall and brings out the caution flag.

With only six laps remaining in stage two, Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag restart and gets ut in front with a little push from Stewart Friesen.

With four laps remaining in stage two, the drivers get three and four wide acroess the track with Austin Hill taking the lead.

Lap 38, Stewart Friesen gives Brett Moffitt a push putting Moffitt back out in front for the lead.

Stewart Friesen takes the lead.

Stewart Friesen wins stage two.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Stewart Friesen
Brett Moffitt
Austin Wayne Self
Sheldon Creed
Johnny Sauter
Tyler Ankrum
Gus Dean
Anthony Alfredo
Todd Gillialnd
Matt Crafton

Grant Enfinger and Tyler Ankrum bring the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 47 with Grant Enfinger taking the lead after a push from Stewart Friesen.

Stewart Friesen takes the lead.

Tyler Ankrum gets around Stewart Friesen for the lead.

Lap 49, the top three drivers are in the playoffs – Tyler Ankrum, Stewart Friesen, and Brett Moffitt.

Lap 51, Stewart Friesen is the new leader.

Lap 53, Brett Moffitt is the new leader.

Stewart Friesen retakes the lead with Todd Gilliland in second.

NASCAR has deemed that Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt were locking bumpers and will have to serve a pass through penalty; Todd Gilliland is the new leader.

Lap 59, Tyler Ankrum and Todd Gilliland battle for the lead with Tyler Ankrum taking the top spot.

Johnny Sauter passes Tyler Ankrum to take the lead.

Lap 62, the drivers cannot complete the race without making a pit stop and will soon have to begin the cycle of pit stops.

Lap 65, drivers begin the cycle of green flag pit stops including leader Johnny Sauter. Tyler Ankrum takes the lead.

Clay Greenfield was caught speeding on pit road.

Gus Dean takes the lead when Tyler Ankrum makes his pit stop.

Tyler Ankrum was caught speeding coming down pit road.

Lap 71, Gus Dean continues ot lead the race but still has not made his pit stop.

Stewart Friesen was caught speeding on pit road.

Lap 73, Bryan Dauzat is the ew leader. Once he make his pit stop, Johnny Sauter will retake the lead.

Lap 74, Johnny Sauter takes the lead of the race.

Only 18 laps remain in the race, Johnny Sauter leads the way with only a tenth of a second lead on Grant Enfinger.

Sixteen to go, Johnny Sauter leads the race with Grant Enfinger, Harrison Burton, Riley Herbst, and Todd Gilliland rounding out the top five.

The caution flag come out for Anthony Alfredo who spins out with a flat tire.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart with just eight laps remaining in the race. There are no playoff drivers in the top five at the restart.

Ross Chastain comes from sixth place to take the lead.

The caution comes out with seven laps remaining in the race for “the Big One”. Ross Chastain, Natalie Decker, Bryan Dauzat, Clay Greenfield, Grant Enfinger, Sheldon Creed, Codie Rohrbaugh, Harrison Burton, and Timothy Peters were all involved in the crash. Getting put on the wrecker, Ross Chastain received the worst of the damage in trying to block and protect his leading position. For the second time in the race, NASCAR throws the red flag and stops the race.

Stewart Friesen is the “lucky dog”.

Once the trucks get moving again, Todd Gilliland and Sheldon Creed brings the field down for the green flag restart with only three laps remaining in the race. Sheldon Creed gets out in front for the lead.

With two laps to go the drivers are getting three wide as they battle for position.

Gus Dean spins out hitting the wall and brings out the caution flag.

The race will go into overtime.

Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag overtime restart and holds on to the lead.

Johnny Sauter takes the white flag as drivers battle for position.

Johnny Sauter takes the checkered flag but after beginning his celebrations NASCAR announced that Sauter violated the rules when he blocked Riley Herbst below the no go double yellow line. NASCAR called Spencer Boyd the winner with Johnny Sauter finishing in 14th place – the last truck on the lead lap. This is the first Truck Series win for Boyd.

Official Sugarlands Shine 250 results:
Spencer Boyd
Todd Gilliland
Riley Herbst
Brett Moffitt
Stewart Friesen
Austin Hill
Tyler Ankrum
Matt Crafton
Sheldon Creed
Grant Enfinger
Harrison Burton
Ben Rhodes
Korbin Forrister
Johnny Sauter
Anthony Alfredo
Natalie Decker
Bryan Dauzat
Norm Benning
Jesse Iwuji
Gus Dean
Jordan Anderson
Ross Chastain
Timothy Peters
Codie Rohrbaugh
Clay Greenfield
Brennan Poole
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Angela Ruch
Austin Wayne Self
John Hunter Nemechek
Tyler Dippel
Mason Massey