First Time Winner in Truck Race at Bristol

The Camping World Truck Series kicks off a triple header weekend and round two of their playoffs with the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

FOX Sports broadcasters revealed that driver Jesse Little is retiring from driving after tonight’s race and will be working for NASCAR.

Thirty-seven teams brought trucks to Bristol to fill 36 starting spots.  After the drivers were divided into two groups for a 15 minute practice session, the drivers will do single truck qualifying with a two lap run.

John Hunter Nemechek blows a tire and hit the wall during his practice session and causes some significant damage to the truck.  Nemechek said that he blew a tire and will start the race in a backup truck.

Zane Smith also had an issue in practice, he was dropping fluid and will not make a qualifying run.  As a result he will have to start from the back of the field.

Justin Carroll is the first driver on the track to make a qualifying run.  If he makes the race, it will be his first time driving the truck in a race.  He clocked a time of 16.14 seconds around the half mile track.

Chris Hacker got loose during his qualifying run and tapped the inside wall.

Leland Honeyman Jr got loose during his qualifying run but managed not to hit anything.

Kaden Honeycutt tapped the wall during his qualifying run but saved the truck and will make the race.

With a qualifying time of 15.276 seconds, Derek Kraus put his number 19 truck on the pole with defending race winner Chandler Smith alongside on the front row.

Justin Carroll failed to make the race.

The starting lineup for the UNOH 200:
Derek Kraus
Chandler Smith
Stewart Friesen
Grant Enfinger
Corey Heim
Ty Majeski
Christian Eckes
Bayley Currey
Matt DiBenedetto
Carson Hocevar
Ben Rhodes
Tyler Ankrum
Dean Thompson
Rajah Caruth
Jake Garcia
Matt Crafton
Taylor Gray
Hailie Deegan
Colby Howard
Jack Wood
Connor Mosack
Blaine Perkins
Lawless Alan
Chase Purdy
Jesse Little
Tanner Gray
Kaden Honeycutt
Parker Kligerman
Timmy Hill
Chris Hacker
Leland Honeyman
Austin Wayne Self
Spencer Boyd
Josh Reaume
Zane Smith
John Hunter Nemechek

Playoff drivers Zane Smith and John Hunter Nemechek are currently above the cut line but no driver further back than 17th has won a race at Bristol.

Stages one and two are 55 laps each with stage three lasting 90 laps for a total of 200 laps around the half mile track.  The drivers can run 120 to 130 laps on a single load of fuel.

Blaine Perkins, Chris Hacker, and Josh Reaume also start the race from the back of the field after crews made unapproved adjustments to the trucks.

Derek Kraus brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane with Chandler Smith on the inside.  Kraus edges out Smith for the lead.  Stewart Friesen gets sideways but doesn’t wreck and the track stays green.

Lap three, Derek Kraus has a  quarter of a second lead on Chandler Smith; Grant Enfinger, TY Majeski, and Stewart Friesen round out the top five.

Lap five, Zane Smith and John Hunter have enter the top 30 after starting the race from the last two spots after difficulties during practice and could not make a qualifying run.

Lap eight, Derek Kraus ahs pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Chandler Smith; Grant Enfinger, Ty Majeski, and Stewart Friesen round out the top five.

Lap eleven, John Hunter Nemechek and Zane Smith are in 27th and 28th.

Lap 13, Derek Kraus is just under a second ahead of Chandler Smith and is approaching slower traffic.

Lap 26, Chandler Smith has caught up to leader Derek Kraus and is challenging for the lead.

The number 12 of Spencer Boyd got into the wall as sparks were coming out from the truck.  He gets down to pit road and the track stays green.

Lap 26, Chandler Smith passes Derek Kraus for the lead.  Zane Smith has moved up to 24th and John Hunter Nemechek is in 26th.  There are 30 trucks on the lead lap with Spencer Boyd out of the race.

Lap 34, there are now 29 trucks on the lead lap.  Chandler Smith leads the race by nearly half a second on Derek Kraus.

The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap 37 when Josh Reaume is stopped on the track after hitting the wall.  Trying to avoid the contact, Rajah Caruth also gets into Reaume.

Lap 41, the top five are Chandler Smith, Derek Kraus, Stewart Friesen, Grant Enfinger, and Ty Majeski.

Currently in 23rd and 24th, the caution flag was a break for Zane Smith and John Hunter Nemechek who were in danger of going a lap down.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart with just nine laps remaining in stage one.  Smith jumps out in front from the outside lane with Stewart Friesen taking second form Derek Kraus.

Lap 50, Chandler Smith leads the race with Stewart Friesen in second; Derek Kraus, Matt DiBenedetto, and Grant Enfinger ouund out the top five.

Chandler Smith wins stage one for his fourth stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Chandler Smith
Stewart Friesen
Derek Kraus
Matt DiBenedetto
Grant Enfinger
Ty Majeski
Christian Eckes
Corey Heim
Bayley Currey
Matt Crafton

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service; while other stay out on the track.  The drivers could complete stages one and two on a single load of fuel is they chose to do so.

After staying out on the track, Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 66 with Chandler Smith getting out in front for the lead.

Lap 67, the top five are Chandler Smith, DerekKraus, Stewart Friesen, TY Majeski, and Christian Eckes.

Rajah Caruth and Josh Reaume join Spencer Boyd out of the race.

John Hunter Nemechek is just outside the top 10 in eleventh with Zane Smith in 14th.

Lap 73, Chandler Smith has a lead of nearly half a second on Derek Kraus.  John Hunter Nemechek enters the top 10.

There are 30 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 78, Chandler Smith has a half second lead on Derek Kraus; Stewart Friesen, Ty Majeski, and Christian Eckes round out the top five.

The caution flag comes out on lap 85 when Connor Mosack gets into the wall after a three wide battle and is stopped on the track.  He gets moving again after the caution flag comes out.

Drivers who make a pit stop during this caution, can make it to the end of the race with 113 laps to go in the race.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 91 and jumps out in front for the lead.

Lap 93, Chandler Smith has a lead of over half a second on Stewart Friesen; Christian Eckes, Ben Rhodes, and Taylor Gray round out the top five.

John Hunter Nemechek and Zane Smith are both in the top 10.

There are 29 trucks on the lead lap.

With 13 laps remaining in stage two, Chandler Smith holds a lead of over half a second on Stewart Friesen; Christian Eckes, Ben Rhodes, and Taylor Gray round out the top five.

Four laps remain in stage two, Chandler Smith is less than half a second in front of Stewart Friesen with Christian Eckes, Ben Rhodes, and Taylor Gray rounding out the top five.

Chandler Smith wins stage two for the stage sweep.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Chandler Smith
Stewart Friesen
Christian Eckes
Ben Rhodes
Taylor Gray
Chase Purdy
Tanner Gray
John Hunter Nemechek
Kaden Honeycutt
Zane Smith

Drivers come down pit road for service including the leaders who have yet to make a pit stop.  Chandler Smith wins the race off of pit road.

Zane Smith is the new leader and brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 122 and edges out Parker Kligerman for the lead from the inside lane.

The top five are Zane Smith, TY Majeski, Parker Kligerman, Derek Kraus, and Grant Enfinger.

Grant Enfinger passes Derek Kraus and Parker Kligerman to take third.  Zane Smith has a lead of over half a second on Ty Majeski.

After his stage one crash, Josh Reaume has been take n to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Lap 129, Zane Smith has a near half second lead on Ty Majeski; Grant Enfinger, Parker Kilgerman, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.

Chandler Smith is just outside the top 10 in eleventh after pitting at the end of stage two.

Lap 135, Ty Majeski is closing the gap on leader Zane Smith with Smith just a third of a second out in front.

Lap 143, Zane Smith holds on to the lead with Ty Majeski in second; Grant Enfinger, Parker Kligerman, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.  Approaching slower traffic, Ty Majeski has caught up to leader Smith.

Fifty to go, and Chris Hacker brings out the caution flag when he spins out after some on track contact with Christian Eckes.

Zane Smith is very close on fuel, every caution lap aids in his fuel conservation.

Zane Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart from the inside lane with 44 laps remaining in the race with Ty Majeski on the outside.  Ty Majeski gets out in front for the lead with Zane Smith in second; Parker Kligerman, Grant Enfinger, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.

With 40 laps to go, Ben Rhodes in 16th is the lowest of the playoff drivers.

Lap 162, Ty Majeski has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Zane Smith; Parker Kligerman, Grant Enfinger, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.  After leading 88 laps, Chandler Smith is back in eighth place.

With 33 laps to go, there are 28 trucks on the lead lap with three drivers out of the race.

Lap 169, Ty Majeski has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds in Zane Smith; part time driver and NBC pit reporter Parker Kligerman, Grant Enfinger, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.

Twenty-five to go, Ty Majeski has increased his lead to nearly two seconds on Zane Smith; Parker Kligerman, Grant Enfinger, and Derek Kraus round out the top five with 27 trucks on the lead lap. 

Dean Thompson spins out after a block and gets into the wall with 21 laps remaining in the race.

Ty Majeski brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane with just 12 laps remaining in the race.  Majeski jumps out in front for the lead with Zane Smith and Parker Kligerman in a battle for second.

Ten to go, Ty Majeski has a half second lead on Zane Smith; Parker Kligerman, Grant Enfinger, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Tyler Ankrum’s truck is smoking but the track stays green.

Ty Majeski takes the white flag.

Ty Majeski gets his first career win and is the first driver to secure a spot in the final four and a chance to make a run for the championship.

The unofficial results of the UNOH 200:
Ty Majeski
Zane Smith
Parker Kligerman
Grant Enfinger
Matt Crafton
Derek Kraus
Stewart Friesen
Christian Eckes
Chandler Smith
Corey Heim
Tyler Ankrum
John Hunter Nemechek
Kaden Honeycutt
Hailie Deegan
Bayley Currey
Taylor Gray
Tanner Gray
Ben Rhodes
Carson Hocevar
Austin Wayne Self
Jack Wood
Jake Garcia
Lawless Alan
Colby Howard
Jesse Little
Timmy Hill
Matt DiBenedetto
Blaine Perkins
Leland Honeyman Jr
Chase Purdy
Connor Mosack
Dean Thompson
Chris Hacker
Rajah Caruth
Josh Reaume
Spencer Boyd

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