Camping World Series News (5770)
Camping World Truck Series News
Michigan Race Information:
Michigan Race Information:
Stage 1 Finish: 7th
Stage 2 Finish: 2nd
- Davis qualified 12th, but was forced to start in the back of the 32-truck field after a flat right-rear tire in qualifying caused him to spin out. Since the team changed tires and worked on the Tundra, he lost his starting position.
- He quickly worked his way up through the field and was scored in 14th when the first 20-lap stage ended.
- When the pits opened, he came in for four tires since the team wanted to fix some damage to the right-side rocker panel.
- After the lengthy pit stop, Davis was 18th when the race resumed on lap 27. With a good restart he jumped up to ninth place.
- A caution late in the second stage brought several trucks to pit road early to gain track position by staying out during the stage break. Davis came in on lap 37 for right-side tires.
- He was scored 15th when the stage ended.
- Davis was 10th to start the final 60-lap stage. He told the team his Tundra was "super tight."
- Since nobody could make it to the end of the race on fuel, Davis came to pit road under green on lap 73 for fuel only and adjustments to help the tight condition.
- Unfortunately, a caution came with 21 laps to go before everyone had pitted which caught him a lap down.
- He was 19th and one lap down when the race resumed on lap 84. A few laps later, he radioed to crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., that a right-rear tire had gone down again. He pitted to pull out the sheet metal and get another tire, but the extra stop cost him more laps. He was 22nd and five laps down when the race ended.
- Gilliland started second after missing the pole by just a fraction of a second. It was the fourth race in a row he started from the outside of the front row.
- He took the lead from his KBM teammate Noah Gragson on lap seven and led for five laps before John Hunter Nemechek got by him.
- When the stage ended on lap 20, Gilliland was third. He pitted on lap 23 for fuel only.
- He started the second 20-lap stage from second place, but fell back to eighth on the restart.
- A caution just a few laps before the end of the stage brought Gilliland to pit road for four tires so he could capitalize on track position by staying out when the stage ended.
- He was eighth at the end of Stage Two on lap 41.
- After staying out during the stage break, Gilliland restarted the final 60-lap stage in fourth.
- He said his Mobil 1 Tundra was tight, but remained in the top five.
- Since nobody could make it to the end of the race on fuel, Gilliland pitted under green on lap 74 for right-side tires and a track bar adjustment to free up his Tundra.
- Luckily, he was on the lead lap when a caution came on lap 79 and the trucks who had not stopped under green came to pit road.
- Gilliland was second when the race resumed on lap 84 and took the lead for another three laps until Johnny Sauter passed him.
- While working on his racing line, he held on to finish the race fifth.
Brett Moffitt scored his fourth Camping World Truck Series win of the year on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt, piloting the No. 16 Hino Toyota for Hattori Racing, nipped race leader Johnny Sauter at the line by 0.025 seconds. The Iowa native led the Corrigan Oil 200 for five circuits.
“The whole last however many laps that I was behind him, I was running wide open and I would push him with that air bubble between our bumpers so I tried to back up (turn) one and let him get out there a little bit,” said Moffitt. “I knew the 8 (John Hunter Nemechek) was behind us and I was hoping he would get to us and be able to push us. I was able to plan it right and play it right – it’s just great to get here.”
Moffitt will leave the track with his eighth top five and top 10 finish of the season through 15 completed races and will sit fifth in points going into Bristol next week. Both Moffitt and second-place finisher Johnny Sauter have four wins this season in the truck series.
“Certainly not, that’s just a testament to Shige Hattori (team owner) and all these guys on this team,” said Moffitt when asked if he expected four wins this year. “We work hard, we never give up. Can’t thank Hino and Toyota Industrial and Aisin Group for being on board this week – that’s another piece to the puzzle, we have great partners. The more success we have on track, the more success off the track. We still have a few races that we need to get filled, but hopefully this was a step in the right direction.”
John Hunter Nemechek will round out the top three finishers on Saturday. Nemechek started on the pole and led six of the 100 circuits. The son of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Joe Nemechek finished stage one runner-up and 11th in stage two.
With eleven starts this season in the No. 8 truck for the family-owned operation, Nemechek, from North Carolina, has four top five and seven top 10 finishes in 2018 along with a win at Martinsville.
Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland rounded out the top five.
Grant Enfinger took home the seventh spot in the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment / Curb Records Ford. Enfinger finished stage one sitting fifth on the leaderboard and won stage two. The driver now has four top five and 11 top 10s.
Stewart Friesen spent some time at the front of the field in his No. 52 Chevrolet. Friesen, who led 12 of the 100 circuits on Saturday, won stage one and finished ninth in stage two. He later suffered a pit road penalty for improper fueling and restarted at the tail of the field. The Canadian went on to finish eighth – earning his 10th top 10 of the year.
Rounding out the top 10 at Michigan was Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Justin Haley and Matt Crafton.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action on Thursday, August 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coverage of the UNOH 200 will take place at 8:30 p.m. ET. on FOX Sports 1.