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Austin Dillon Collects First Truck Win Of Season

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Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season on Saturday. It came at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle.

Dillon moved past  Clint Bowyer on a restart with eight laps remaining. He then withstood two restarts to get the victory in a green-white-checkered finish.

Aiding his effort was a push from Johnny Sauter on the final restart.

Sauter enjoyed a good points day, pulling to within seven points of series leader Ryan Blaney, who retained first place with his fifth-place finish in the No. 29 Ford.

“I gave the No. 3 (Dillon) the best push I could and finally pushed him too far for me to have a run at him at the end,” Sauter said. “My mentality on restarts here is I don’t care what’s going on behind me. I’m not looking in the mirror. I’m going to keep pushing until I can’t push no more, and that’s basically what we did there with the No. 3 truck.”

Bowyer, driving for the injured John Wes Townley, got no help from behind on the late restarts.

“Honestly, we had a third-place truck,” said Bowyer, who led 10 laps. “The 32 (Larson) having problems kind of gave Austin and I an opportunity at (winning) it.”

Townley, who was hospitalized after a crash in Friday’s ARCA race practice.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – Pocono Mountains 150

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 02, 2014

1. (2) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 64, $33695.

2. (6) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 64, $22585

3. (11) Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 64, $19876

4. (10) Clint Bowyer(i), Toyota, 64, $15700

5. (8) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 64, $15075.

6. (13) Erik Jones, Toyota, 64, $12250.

7. (14) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 64, $11050.

8. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 64, $10825

9. (7) Justin Lofton, Chevrolet, 64, $10775.

10. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 64, $11975

11. (16) Jason White(i), Chevrolet, 64, $10650

12. (5) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 64, $10525.

13. (4) Ben Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 64, $11450.

14. (9) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 64, $11400.

15. (12) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 64, $10900.

16. (18) Jeb Burton, Toyota, 64, $10175.

17. (17) Mason Mingus #, Toyota, 64, $10275.

18. (1) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 64, $10000.

19. (26) Ryan Ellis(i), Chevrolet, 64, $7600.

20. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 63, $10425.

21. (19) Bryan Silas, Chevrolet, 63, $9650.

22. (24) German Quiroga, Toyota, 63, $9550.

23. (3) Tyler Reddick #, Ford, Parked, 60, $8200.

24. (27) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 60, $8125.

25. (28) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, 60, $7240.

26. (23) Tyler Young #, Chevrolet, Accident, 59, $7050.

27. (29) Kyle Martel, Chevrolet, Accident, 44, $7025.

28. (22) Ray Black Jr., Chevrolet, Accident, 16, $7000.

29. (21) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Transmission, 13, $6975.

30. (25) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, Electrical, 12, $7450.

31. (32) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Engine, 3, $6925.

32. (31) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, Vibration, 2, $6900.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 121.365 mph.

Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 19 Mins, 06 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.975 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 4 for 16 laps.

Lead Changes: 10 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders: K. Larson(i) 1-17; A. Dillon(i) 18-20; T. Reddick # 21; A. Dillon(i) 22-29; K. Larson(i) 30-33; C. Bowyer(i) 34-38; M. Crafton 39; B. Kennedy # 40-45; R. Hornaday Jr. 46-47; C. Bowyer(i) 48-52; A. Dillon(i) 53-64.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): A. Dillon(i) 3 times for 23 laps; K. Larson(i) 2 times for 21 laps; C. Bowyer(i) 2 times for 10 laps; B. Kennedy # 1 time for 6 laps; R. Hornaday Jr. 1 time for 2 laps; T. Reddick # 1 time for 1 lap; M. Crafton 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: R. Blaney – 408; J. Sauter – 401; M. Crafton – 396; R. Hornaday Jr. – 388; D. Wallace Jr. – 377; G. Quiroga – 365; B. Kennedy # – 364; T. Peters – 359; J. Coulter – 353; J. Burton – 324.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, August 2 2014
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