It’s the final race in the round of six and the one that will set the final four for championship weekend in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series when they travel to Phoenix and the ISM (Integrated Screen Management) Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150.
On this Veteran’s Day weekend, several of the teams have patriotic and Veteran themed paint schemes.
After having to make an engine change between practices, Ty Majeski will have to start the race from the back of the field.
After taking the green flag to qualify, Harrison Burton had an issue with his truck and will have to start the race from the back of the field.
After single truck qualifying, Austin Hill puts his number 16 truck on the pole with a time of 27.021 seconds around the one mile track. Stewart Friesen will start alongside Hill on the front row.
Only three of the six playoffs drivers will start the race in the top 10; the remaining three are all in the top 15.
Stages one and two are only 45 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 150 laps around the track.
Austin Hill brings the field down for the green flag start of the race with Stewart Friesen jumping out in front but NASCAR has determined that Friesen jumped the start and will have to go the back of the field.
The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap two when Brandon Jones spins out.
Austin Hill and Ben Rhodes bring the field down for the green flag restart on laps six and the trucks quickly spread out across the track with Ben Rhodes getting out in front for the lead.
Lap 10, Ben Rhodes leads the race with Sheldon Creed in second a second back. Stewart Friesen is in 27th after having to restart from the back of the field.
Lap 13, Ben Rhodes now has a lead of over a second on Sheldon Creed; Chandler Smith, Matt Crafton, and Ross Chastain round out the top five.
Lap 15, Ben Rhodes has increased his lead to over a second and a half on Sheldon Creed. Stewart Friesen is now up to 22nd place.
Joe and John Hunter Nemechek are making history this weekend by being the first father and son to compete in all three of the races. On lap 18, dad Joe is already out of the race.
Lap 20, Ben Rhodes now has a two second lead on Chandler Smith; Stewart Friesen is in 21st place.
The second caution flag comes out when Derek Kraus gets into the wall after making some contact with John Hunter Nemechek.
Drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service.
Ben Rhodes brings down for the green flag restart on lap 28 with Rhodes edging out to take the lead. Stewart Friesen restarts the race in 16th place.
Lap 29, Chandler Smith challenges Ben Rhodes for the lead and after going sided by side Ben Rhodes holds on tot he top spot. Stewart Friesen is now back in the top 10 in 10th place.
Lap 35, Ben Rhodes continues to lead the race with Stewart Friesen in 10th place.
Tyler Ankrum is reporting an issue with the tow on his truck.
With six laps remaining in stage one, all six of the playoff drivers are in the top 10.
Jordan Anderson has a smoking truck with a tire rub
Leading nearly every lap in the stage, Ben Rhodes wins stage one by over a second.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
After taking only two tires, Ross Chastain wins the race off of pit road. Chandler Smith and Matt Crafton also took only two tires.
Staying out on the track, Sheldon Creed and Brandon Jones bring the field down for the green flag start of stage two with Sheldon Creed getting out in front for the lead with Brandon Jones in second; Matt Crafton, Harrison Burton, and Chandler Smith round out the top five.
The number 30 truck driven by Danny Bohn slows down and gets off the track.
Lap 62, Sheldon Creed holds on to the lead by a quarter second over Brandon Jones.
Lap 64, Brandon Jones challenges leader Sheldon Creed for the lead and on lap 66, Brandon Jones passes Creed to become the new leader.
Lap 69, Brandon Jones has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second and ahalf on Sheldon Creed.
Lap 75, Brandon Jones lead the race by nearly a second and a half on Matt Crafton; Chandler Smith, Stweart Friesen, and Sheldon Creed round out the top five.
Lap 80, Brandon Jones holds on to his nearl second and half lead on Matt Crafton.
Seven laps remain in stage two, Brandon Jones has increased his lead on Matt Crafton to over a second and a half; Chandler Smith, Stewart Friesen, and Harrison Burton round out the top five.
After spinning out and bringing out the first caution flag of the race on lap two, Brandon Jones recovers to win stage two.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
With this pit stop the drivers can complete the race without having to make another pit stop.
Taking only two tires, Johnny Sauter wins the race off of pit road.
Brett Moffitt has secured his spot in the final four.
Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 100…60 to go! Brandon Jones gets out in front for the lead.
The caution flag come out on lap 101 when John Hunter Nemechek and Sam Mayer make contact and get into the wall.
Brandon Jones brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 107 for a battle of the stage winners with Ben Rhodes alongside. Brandon Jones gets out in front but Stewart Friesen comes charging through from fifth place to take the lead.
Fifty to go, Stewart Friesen has a narrow lead on Brandon Jones.
Lap 115, Stewart Friesen holds on to the lead by half a second over Brandon Jones; Chandler Smith, Ben Rhodes, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.
With 26 laps remaining in the race, Stewart Friesen has a lead of over half a second on Brandon Jones.
Twenty to go, Stewart Friesen holds on to his half second lead on Brandon Jones; Chandler Smith is the third place driver over four seconds back.
Fifteen to go, Stewart Friesen continues to lead the race by half a second ahead of Brandon Jones; Chandler Smith is in thrid over five seconds back.
Ten to go, Stewart Friesen continues to lead the race, but Brandon Jones has closed the gap to under half a second.
With four laps remaining in the race, Brandon Jones challenges Stewart Friesen for the lead but Friesen holds him off to hold on to the lead.
Stewart Friesen takes the white flag.
After being put at the back of the field for jumping the start of the race, Stewart Friesen wins the race. Friesen comes on the radio and says, “take that!”
Results of the Lucas Oil 150:
Austin Wayne Self
John Hunter Nemechek
Brett Moffitt learned that he would be a part of the final four during the race. After winning the race, Stewart Friesen is also a part of the final four battling for the championship in Homestead-Miami. The final two drivers in the final four are Matt Crafton and Ross Chastain. Austin Hill and Tyler Ankrum have been eliminated from the playoffs.