In a single race event, the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series travels to the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois for the CarShield 200.  And this week, there are fans in the stands.

With the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup Series in Daytona, many of the teams do not have access to their normal spotters and pit road crews.  As a result, NASCAR has altered the pit road rules a bit.  Crews may change tires only during the stage breaks where they will have a three minute break to do so without losing their on track position.

After his win last week at Dover, Zane Smith sits on the pole and will bring the field to the green flag with Brett Moffitt starting along side on the front row.

This is the final race in the Triple Truck Challenge where the race winner will receive a $50,000 bonus.  Should Sheldon Creed or Zane Smith – the previous two Challenge winners – win the race, their bonus will double to $100,000.

Only three races remain until the playoffs and drivers are fighting for the remaining five spots in the top 10.

Stages one and two of the race are 55 laps each with stage three lasting only 50 laps for a total of 160 laps around the track.

Zane Smith brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and jumps out in front for the lead.

The top five are Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, Austin Hill, and Todd Gilliland.

Lap two, Zane Smith has a quarter of a second lead on Brett Moffitt; Todd Gilliland, Austin Hill, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Lap five, Zane Smith has increased his lead to nearly half a second on Brett Moffitt.

Lap seven, Matt Crafton and Austin Hill battle for fourth with Matt Crafton getting around Hill to take the spot.

Lap 10, Zane Smith has led every lap so far.

Lap eleven, Zane Smith leads the race with Brett Moffitt in second; Todd Gilliland, Matt Crafton, and Austin Hill round out the top five.

Lap 16, Zane Smith continues to lead the race with Brett Moffitt, Todd Gilliland, Matt Crafton, and Austin Hill rounding the top five.

Lap 19, 29 of the 33 trucks in the field are on the lead lap with all of the drivers in the race.

Lap 20, Zane Smith has a lead of over half a second on Bett Moffitt; Todd Gilliland, Matt Crafton, and Austin Hill round out the top five.

Lap 22, Todd Gilliland has caught up to Brett Moffitt and is challenging for second place.

Lap 23, leader Zane Smith has encountered some slower traffic.

Johnny Sauter makes an unscheduled trip down pit road with drive train issues.  The team takes the truck to the garage to assess the issue and hopefully make repairs.  While teams cannot work on crash damage in the garage, they can work on repairing mechanical issues.

Lap 30, Zane Smith has a lead of nearly a second on Todd Gilliland; Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Austin Hill round out the top five.

Lap 32, Zane Smith’s lead is now over a second on Todd Gililand with Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Austin Hill rounding out the top five.

Lap 36, Christian Eckes takes fifth from Austin Hill; Zane Smith continues to lead the race.

Johnny Sauter is out of the race with a bell housing issue.

Lap 40, Zane Smith has a half second lead on Todd Gilliland; Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Christian Eckes round out the top five.

Lap 45, Todd Gillialnd has caught and is challenging leader Zane Smith.  Todd Gilliland is the new leader.

Lap 48, Todd Gilliland has a lead of over half a second on Zane Smith; Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Christian Eckes round out the top five.

Five laps remain in stage one, Todd Gilliland has a lead of over a second on Zane Smith; Brett Moffitt, Matt Crafton, and Christian Eckes round out the top five.

With a lead of over a second and a half, Todd Gilliland wins stage one for his third stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Todd Gillialnd
Zane Smith
Brett Moffitt
Christian Eckes
Matt Crafton
Sam MMayer
Ben Rhodes
Sheldon Creed
Ty Majeski
Tyler Ankrum

Drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service.  The drivers will return to the track in the same positions that they entered the pits.

One quarter of the drivers in the field today are still in their teens.

Todd Gilliland was reporting a possible brake issue, but after checking, the crew said the brakes are fine.

Matt Crafton’s truck shut off and the hood was up during his pit stop.  The crew believes the issues was a shortage of fuel.

Leader Todd Gilliland has a potential splitter issue – he has worn some it it down.

The Choose Rule is in effect for the race.

Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 62 and edges out Zane Smith for the lead; Brett Moffitt, Christian Eckes, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Sam Mayer takes fifth from Matt Crafton.  The 17 year old ran the fastest lap in the race so far.

Drivers are getting three wide across the track as they battle for position.

Lap 67, Todd Gilliland has a half second lead on Zane Smith; Christian Eckes, Brett Moffitt, and Sam Mayer round out the top five. 

Lap 72, Todd Gilliland continues to lead the race, Zane Smith, Christian Eckes, Sam Mayer, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Lap 76, Todd Gilliland continues to lead the race with Zane Smith in second; Christian Eckes, Sam Mayer, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five with 21 trucks on the lead lap.

Chandler Smith brings out the first caution flag for an on track incident on lap 78 after getting loose and backing his truck into the wall; causing significant damage to his truck.

Grant Enfinger brings his truck down pit road with a hot condition; Enfinger also reports a very tight issue.  After removing some tape from the grille, the Enfinger reports that temps are coming down in the truck.

Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 83 and gets out in front of Zane Smith for the lead.

The top five are Todd Gilliland, Christian Eckes, Zane Smith, Sam Mayer, and Brett Moffitt.

Lap 86, Sheldon Creed takes fifth place from Brett Moffitt; Todd Gilliland continues to lead the race by half a second on Christian Eckes.

Lap 90, Todd Gilliland has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Christian Eckes; Zane Smith, Sheldon Creed, and Sam Mayer round out the top five.  There are 21 trucks on the lead lap with Johnny Sauter the only driver off of the track.

Lap 100, Todd Gilliland has a lead of over half a second on Christian Eckes; Zane Smith, Sheldon Creed, and Sam Mayer round out the top five.

With normal spotters in Daytona, some of the drivers are using spotters for the IndyCar teams.

Lap 108, Todd Gilliland has a lead of over a second on Christian Eckes; Zane Smith, Sam Mayer, and Sheldon Creed round out the top five.

With a lead of over a second, Todd Gilliland sweeps the stage wins.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Todd Gilliland
Christian Eckes
Zane Smith
Sam Mayer
Sheldon Creed
Brett Moffitt
Tyler Ankrum
Ben Rhodes
Raphael Lessard
Stewart Friesen

Drivers bring their trucks down pit road for service, fresh tires, and fuel.

Todd Gilliland brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 116 but it is Christian Eckes who edges out for the lead initially before Christian Eckes comes up to battle for the lead.  On lap 117, Todd Gilliland takes the lead with Sheldon Creed in second; Christian Eckes, Sam Mayer, and Zane Smith round out the top five.

Christian Eckes has a tire issue and has to bring his truck down pit road for tires.

Lap 121, leader Todd Gilliland gets into the wall after making contact with Sheldon Creed; Sam Mayer takes the lead of the race.

Lapa 122, Sam Mayer has a half second lead on Sheldon Creed; Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, and Ben Rhodes round out the top five.

Lap 125, Todd Gilliland has to bring his truck down pit road for tires and repairs after hitting the wall.

Christian Eckes takes his car to the garage out of the race.

Jennifer Jo Cobb gets into the wall and brings out the caution flag on lap 127.

Christian Eckes reports that he had a bad vibration and broke the drive train on his truck.

Sam Mayer brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 132 and goes side by side with Sheldon Creed before taking the lead.

The top five are Sam Mayer, Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, and Ben Rhodes.

Carson Hocevar gets slowed on the track.

Twenty five to go, Sam Mayer has a quarter of a second lead on Sheldon Creed; Zane Smith, Raphael Lessard, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Lap 137, with 20 cars on the lead lap, Sam Mayer has a lead of nearly half a second on team mate Sheldon Creed; Zane Smith, Raphael Lessard, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

Twenty to go, Sam Mayer has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Sheldon Creed.

The caution flag comes out on lap 142 Austin Wayne Self gets into the wall after making contact with Carson Hocevar.

Sam Mayer brings the field down for the green flag restart with just 13 laps remaining in the race but it is Sheldon Creed who jumps out in front for the lead.

The top five are Sheldon Creed, Brett Moffitt, Austin Hill, Sam Mayer, and Zane Smith.

Ten to go, Sheldon Creed leads the race with Brett Moffitt ins second; Austin Hill, Sam Mayer, and Zane Smith round out the top five.

Five to go, Sheldon Creed has a half second lead on Brett Moffitt.

Sheldon Creed takes the white flag.

Sheldon Creed wins the race for his third win of the season.

Having already winning the first race of the Triple Truck Challenge, Sheldon Creed wins a bonus of $100,000 for a total bonus of $150,000.

The unofficial results of the CarShield 200:
Sheldon Creed
Brett Moffitt
Austin Hill
Sam Mayer
Stewart Friesen
Raphael Lessard
Zane Smith
Grant Enfinger
Ty Majeski
Tanner Gray
Ben Rhodes
Tyler Ankrum
Derek Kraus
Matt Crafton
Carson Hocevar
Danny Bohn
Jordan Anderson
Tate Fogleman
Clay Greenfield
Kyle Donahue
Tyler Hill
Todd Gilliland
Dawson Cram
Chandler Smith
Spencer Boyd
Bryant Barnhill
Roger Reuse
Natalie Decker
Norm Benning
Austin Wayne Self
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Christian Eckes
Johnny Sauter