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Teen Chase Elliott Wins Canadian Truck Race

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, September 1 2013

Chase Elliott takes the checkered flag in Sunday's Camping World race. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Gregg Ellman)

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Seventeen-year-old Chase Elliott won Sunday’s inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Motorsports Park.

Elliott sent race leader Ty Dillon hard into the tire barriers in the 2.459-mile road course’s final turn to get his first victory.

Elliott, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, won in just his sixth series start. He became the series’ youngest winner.

Dillon, who’d last pitted for fuel on lap 32, had retaken the lead under caution on lap 47 and was pushing his mileage when the contact with Elliott occurred.

“I felt like the 3 (Dillon) was sputtering. I felt like he was out of gas of something and got to his right rear quarter panel and tried to move him out of the way and unfortunately (I) ended up putting him in the fence. That’s not how I race.” Elliott said in a post-race interview.

Max Papis and Mike Skeen made considerable contact with one another as they battled for third on during the final two laps. The rivalry culminated in Skeen and Papis both spinning out in a cloud of smoke in the last corner.

Chad Hackenbracht weaved his way incident to finish an impressive second in running a limited 2013 series schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Miguel Paludo came home fourth as KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr. was the highest finishing rookie in fifth.

Series championship leader Matt Crafton struggled to a 10th-place finish but retains a 47-point lead over James Buescher.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Sunday, September 1 2013
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