The Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series kicks off a busy weekend of racing at Michigan International Speedway with the Henry Ford Health System 200.
During the pre-race inspection process, NASCAR determined that the number 13 Thor Sport truck driven by Johnny Sauter for violating the NASCAR rule book when it comes to dimensions of the return flange on the truck bed sides. Crew chief Joe Shear Jr has been ejected from the track, Thor Sport has been docked 10 truck owner points, and Johnny Sauter has been docked 10 driver points.
After a random draw based on driver points, Chandler Smith will sit on the pole and bring the field to green. Birthday boy Brett Moffitt will start alongside Smith on the front row.
Stages one and two of the track are just 20 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 100 laps around the two mile track.
NASCAR has implemented the choose rule for race restarts; allowing whether or not they wish to restart the race from the inside or outside lane. Drivers must select their lane at the orange V on the track. Drivers who do not make a left or right choice and run over the V will have to move to the back of the field.
Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane, but after a push from behind, Brett Moffit gets out in front for the lead.
Drivers are getting four wide across the track.
Lap two, Brett Moffitt is in the lead with Christian Eckes, Ben Rhodes, Derek Kraus, and Austin Hill rounding out the top five. Pole sitter Chandler Smith has dropped to eighth place.
Lap four, Trey Hutchens and Josh Reaume bring out the first caution flag of the race when they make contact and send Hutchins into the grass.
Chandler Smith is reporting a tight condition in his truck.
Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap eight with Moffitt getting out in front after a push from Ben Rhodes.
Lap eight, Brett Moffitt is in the lead with Ben Rhodes in second and challenging for the lead. Brett Moffitt holds on to the lead.
Lap nine, the top five are Brett Moffitt, Ben Rhodes, Sheldon Creed, Derek Kraus, and Christian Eckes.
After getting his truck repaired, Trey Hutchens is the only driver a lap down with all 39 truck on the track.
Lap 12, Brett Moffitt holds on to the lead with Sheldon Creed in second. Moving quickly through the field, Matt Crafton is in third.
Lap 12, Christian Eckes gets loose and spins out, bringing out the second caution flag of the race.
Drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service.
Driver of the number 24 truck, David Gravel, is making just his second start on asphalt. He has 54 World of Outlaw wins on the dirt.
Brett Moffitt brings the field down for a three laps shootout to the end of sage one and jumps out in front after a push from Sheldon Creed; Ben Rhodes, Austin Hill, and Matt Crafton round out the top five. Hill, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.
Brennan Poole brings out the caution flag with just two laps remaining in stage one when he gets loose and spins out.
Brett Moffitt wins stage one under caution, for his third stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Taking only two tires, Stewart Friesen and Ty Majeski wins the race off of pit road. Stewart Friesen made a second trip down pit road for more service.
Teams on pit road are reporting some cording on the tires.
After staying out on the track, Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 25, but it is Raphael Lessard who gets out in front for the lead. Driver are getting three and four wide across the track.
Lap 26, Raphael Lessard is in the lead with drivers getting five wide.
Parker Kligerman takes the lead after starting the race in 35th place.
Lap 27, Raphael Lessard retakes the lead with Parker Kligerman in second; Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland, and Tanner Gray round out the top five.
Lap 27, Raphael Lessard has a half second lead on Johnny Sauter with Parker Kligerman, John Hunter Nemechek, and Todd Gilliland rounding out the top five.
Lap 28, leader Raphael Lessard has a flat tire and is working his way to the bottom of the track and pit road. Johnny Sauter is the new leader.
Lap 29, Johnny Sauter is in the lead with John Hunter Nemechek in second; Todd Gilliland, Parker Kligerman, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.
Lap 30, Johnny Sauter has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on John Hunter Nemechek.
Lap 34, Johnny Sauter continues to lead the race as Brett Moffitt and Todd Gilliland battle for the lead.
Five laps remain in stage two with Johnny Sauter over two seconds out in front with Brett Moffitt, Todd Gilliland, Tanner Gray, and Grant Enfinger rounding out the top five.
Lap 38, Johnny Sauter’s lead is down to under two seconds on Brett Moffitt.
Johnny Sauter wins stage two for his first stage win of the season.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
John Hunter Nemechek
Todd Gilliland and Austin Hill are on the front row for the green flag start of stage three on lap 48.
Austin Hill takes the lead with Johnny Sauter in second; Todd Gilliland, Grant Enfinger, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.
Lap 49, there are 35 trucks on the lead lap with all 39 drivers still on the track.
Lap 50, Austin Hill has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Todd Gilliland when the caution flag comes out for a big crash. David Gravel, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, Ryan Truex, and Christian Eckes were all involved.
Austin Hill brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 58, but Sheldon Creed from the inside lane gets out in front for the lead with Austin Hill in second.
Austin Hill takes the lead.
The caution flag comes out on lap 59 when Chandler Smith crashes after making contact with Ben Rhodes.
The drivers cannot complete stage three without making a stop for fuel; with 40 laps remaining in the race, the drivers are within their pit window. The drivers come down pit road for service.
Johnny Sauter brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 65 with John Hunter Nemechek alongside on the front row. Sauter and Nemechek go side by side before Nemechek gets out in front for the lead after a push from behind.
The top five are John Hunter Nemechek, Johnny Sauter, Grant Enfinger, Austin Wayne Self, and Derek Kraus.
Lap 67, Grant Enfinger comes from third to take the lead.
Lap 68, the top five are Grant Enfinger, John Hunter Nemechek, Johnny Sauter, Austin Wayne Self, and Derek Kraus.
Lap 70, Grant Enfinger has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Johnny Sauter.
Lap 71, Johnny Sauter has caught up to leader Grant Enfinger and is challenging for the lead.
Lap 72 the seventh caution flag of the race comes out when Austin Wayne Self spins out. Derek Kraus has a flat tire.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 77; the drivers get three wide on the restart with Grant Enfinger getting out in front for the lead with Johnny Sauter in second; Sheldon Creed, John Hunter Nemechek, and Tanner Gray round out the top five.
Lap 80, Grant Enfinger is in the lead with Johnny Sauter right behind him; third place driver Sheldon Creed is over a second and a half back.
Lap 82, Grant Enfinger continues to lead the race, but Johnny Sauter is on his tailgate and challenging for the lead. Austin Hill and Sheldon Creed battle for third over two seconds back.
Lap 84, Johnny Sauter takes the lead. The caution flag comes out when Johnny Sauter crashes while battling Grant Enfinger for the lead.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 89 and jumps out in front after a push from Sheldon Creed as drivers get three wide across the track.
Ray Ciccarelli brings out the caution flag when he spins out shortly after the restart.
Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart with just six laps remaining in the race. Grant Enfinger and John Hunter Nemechek go side by side, swapping the lead back and forth before Grant Enfinger takes the lead.
Tyler Hill brings out the record setting tenth caution flag of the race when he spins out and makes a run through the grass with only five laps to go.
In the first overtime attempt of the race, Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart and gets out in front for the lead. The caution flag comes out for a crash involving Jeb Burton and Brennan Poole.
NASCAR has displayed the red flag in order to get the track cleaned up.
After a red flag condition of nearly 10 minutes, Grant Enfinger takes the outside lane and brings the field down for the second attempt at a green flag overtime restart with John Hunter Nemechek on the inside lane. Grant Enfinger edges out for the lead but gets turned around with a push from behind and a three wide battle. Christian Eckes takes the lead. Trey Hutchens gets turned around but the track stays green.
Christian Eckes takes the white flag with Zane Smith in second.
Zane Smith gets around Christian Eckes to take the lead.
Zane Smith takes the checkered flag for his first career Truck Series win.
The unofficial results of the Henry Ford Health 200:
John Hunter Nemechek
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Trey Hutchens III
Austin Wayne Self