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Byron Scores Historic Win In Loudon

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William Byron won the first ever NASCAR Trucks Series playoff race on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

William Byron won the first ever NASCAR Trucks Series playoff race on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

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William Byron lead 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won the first ever Chase race in the Camping World Truck Series.

Christopher Bell, Byron’s teammate at Kyle Busch Motorsports, closed from 1.325 seconds behind with five laps left to .430 seconds behind on the next-to-last lap but ran out of time and crossed the finish line .446 seconds behind.

“I wore myself out passing some lappers,” Byron, who earned automatic entry into the second round of the Trucks playoffs, said. “But with the amount of laps we had left, I thought I’d be OK. I was afraid the 4 (Bell) was going to catch us there at the end. We started to get tight, but that’s what happens sometimes when you get out front.

“It was really good – just a great race for us. I can’t thank these guys enough. Everyone at KBM, (sponsor) Liberty University – it’s just really cool to get a win here in the Chase. It feels awesome.”

Two-time series champion Matt Crafton finished third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Timothy Peters.

With the Chase field to be trimmed from eight to six drivers in two weeks at Talladega Superspeedway, Ben Kennedy and Daniel Hemric fell below the provisional cut line. Kennedy finished 11th and trails Johnny Sauter (10th on Saturday and sixth in the standings) by one point.

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – UNOH 175

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, New Hampshire

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  1. (1) William Byron #, Toyota, 175.
  2. (3) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 175.
  3. (7) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 175.
  4. (4) Tyler Reddick, Ford, 175.
  5. (2) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 175.
  6. (14) Cole Custer #, Chevrolet, 175.
  7. (9) Kaz Grala, Chevrolet, 175.
  8. (6) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 175.
  9. (15) John H Nemechek, Chevrolet, 175.
  10. (10) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 175.
  11. (12) Ben Kennedy, Chevrolet, 175.
  12. (17) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 175.
  13. (19) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 175.
  14. (18) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 175.
  15. (5) Ben Rhodes #, Toyota, 175.
  16. (20) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 174.
  17. (21) Rico Abreu #, Toyota, 174.
  18. (31) Travis Kvapil, Chevrolet, 174.
  19. (8) Cameron Hayley, Toyota, 174.
  20. (16) Cody Coughlin #, Toyota, 173.
  21. (25) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 172.
  22. (23) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 171.
  23. (24) Matt Mills, Chevrolet, 171.
  24. (27) Alon Day, Chevrolet, 171.
  25. (28) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 170.
  26. (29) Timothy Viens, Chevrolet, 160.
  27. (26) Josh Wise(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 147.
  28. (13) Daniel Hemric, Ford, Brakes, 127.
  29. (22) Austin Wayne Self #, Toyota, Accident, 126.
  30. (11) Austin Hill, Ford, Oil Line, 105.
  31. (32) Akinori Ogata, Chevrolet, 75.
  32. (30) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, Accident, 0.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  95.343 mph.

Time of Race:  01 Hrs, 56 Mins, 31 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.446 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 41 laps.

Lead Changes:  3 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   W. Byron # 1-54; C. Coughlin # 55-57; C. Bell # 58-68; W. Byron # 69-175.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  W. Byron # 2 times for 161 laps; C. Bell # 1 time for 11 laps; C. Coughlin # 1 time for 3 laps.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 2,052; M. Crafton – 2,036; C. Bell # – 2,035; J. Nemechek – 2,030; T. Peters – 2,028; J. Sauter – 2,026; B. Kennedy – 2,025; D. Hemric – 2,005; C. Custer # – 369; T. Reddick – 363.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 24 2016
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