NASCAR Truck Series results from Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24, 2018
Now, the second race of the day takes to the track of Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hits the track.
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Kyle Busch and Matt Crafton lead the field to the green. 40 laps in stage 1, 40 laps in stage 2 and 50 laps in stage 3 will complete the 130 lap event.
Green, Kyle Busch gets a huge push from his teammate Noah Gragson. Gragson pushes Busch to the lead then moves to the highside. Gragson is loking high off turn 2, he’s there. Gragson to the lead!
Lap 2, Norm Benning is around. The caution is out. Two cars passed before the start finish line as the field stacked up for the green. Korbin Forrister and Clay Greenfield will be regulated to the rear.
Matt Crafton was not happy with that start. He didn’t like how teammates worked together. “I will wreck somebody,” Crafton radio.
Green, Gragson gets a good jump. Busch falls to 5th. Lap 8, Busch gathers it back up and climbs to 2nd with ease.
Lap 16, Matt Crafton has worked his way back around Busch. Busch was making quick lap times around the third lane of the track. It appears his truck has lost speed or Crafton was just saving his stuff early in the run.
Kyle Busch thinks he has an issue. He’s fallen to 4th. He’s asked the crew chief to look at the RPM data from practice and compare it to what it’s running at now.
Crafton is making a run in the closing laps of stage 1. He’s narrowed the gap to under a second. It was 2-3 seconds. But, he’s going to run out of time as Noah Gragson leads every lap and takes the stage 1 win.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Noah Gragson; 2. Matt Crafton; 3. Kyle Busch; 4. Brett Moffitt; 5. Jesse Little; 6. Ben Rhodes; 7. Johnny Sauter; 8. Grant Enfinger; 9. Stewart Friesen; 10. Spencer Davis;
Noah Gragson leads the field to pit road, 4 tires for all. A large chassis adjustment for Kyle Busch. Gragson’s crew misses a step during the stop, he exits the pit lane in 5th. Kyle Busch picked up positions even with the adjustment. Matt Crafton exits first, he’ll lead them back to green.
Ben Rhodes has been handed a penalty. The crew lifted the hood to diagnose a problem. They might have had too many men over the wall. The penalty is the tail end of the longest line but he’s already there due to a long pit stop.
Green, Crafton and Johnny Sauter are side by side into turn 1. Still side by side down the back and through 3-4. Sauter wins the battle on the highside in turn 1. I spoke too soon, Crafton is back by.
Lap 50, Sauter looks to the outside yet again. Even for another lap. Kyle Busch is coming quickly. Busch sweeps around Crafton off turn 2. Kyle Busch looks to the inside in turn 3 for the lead. Sauter throws a block!
lap 53, Kyle Busch looks to the inside in turn 1. Sauter hangs with him on the exit but Busch completes the pass into turn 3.
Ben Rhodes is currently 12th. However, the team still has an issue. They don’t know what it is but they think it’s electrical.
The caution is out for debris.
Green, Busch and Sauter lead them back to green. Brett Moffitt give a big push to Kyle Busch as they head into turn 1. They are both clear of the outside line. Moffit swings to the outside in the middle of turns 1-2. Moffitt is alongside at the exit of turn 2. Kyle Busch holds him off into turn 3.
Kyle Busch wins stage 2 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Johnny Sauter; 3. Brett Moffitt; 4. Matt Crafton; 5. Noah Gragson; 6. Grant Enfinger; 7. Spencer Davis; 8. Jesse Litte; 9. Parker Kligerman; 10. Dalton Sargeant;
The field hits pit road, led by Kyle Busch. Sauter wins the race off pit road!
Green, Sauter gets the jump. Kyle Busch did not go at all, he falls to 3rd, side by side for 4th. Crafton is looking for the lead on the outside. Kyle Busch is catching the both of them. Sauter holds off Crafton.
Jesse Little is running 5th! This tiny team is running a partial schedule. The introduction of the spec engine has allowed the team to run more races in 2018.
10 laps to go, Kyle Busch leads Johnny Sauter by 2.5 seconds.
6 to go, the caution is out! Josh Reaume lost it on his own off turn 2. Dalton Sargeant came along with nowhere to go, he clipped Reaume as he bounced off the back straight away wall and back across traffic.
The field hits pit road. Kyle Busch has trouble on the right front! Kyle Busch pulls off with just two tires. Big problems for Kyle Busch in turn 1! The left rear tire has come off the truck. Kyle Busch puts it in reverse and backs up into his pit stall. Busch will be buried on this restart!
Myatt Snider stayed out, not sure what his game plan is but he’s going to stack up the field on this restart. He’ll fall outside the top 10 before lap 1 is complete. Johnny Sauter led the field off pit road.
Green flag, two laps to go. Brett Moffitt looks to the inside from row two. 3 wide into turn 1. Moffitt is clear by 5 off turn 2.
Moffitt wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
Atlanta Motor Speedway
NASCAR Truck Series Results
February 24, 2018
Pos | Driver
1. Brett Moffitt
2. Noah Gragson
3. Johnny Sauter
4. Ben Rhodes
5. Matt Crafton
6. Stewart Friesen
7. Myatt Snider
8. Jesse Little
9. Grant Enfinger
10. Parker Kliggerman
11. Austin Dillon
12. Joe Nemechek
13. Spencer Davis
14. Dalton Sargeant
15. Austin Wayne Self
16. Korbin Forrister
17. Bo Lemastus
18. Austin Hill
19. Justin Fontaine
20. Cody Coughlin
21. Kyle Busch
22. Justin Haley
23. Wendell Chavous
24. Jordan Anderson
25. Robby Lyons
26. Jennifer Jo Cobb
27. Josh Reaume
28. Clay Greenfield
29. Norm Benning
30. Akinori Ogata
31. Joey Gase
32. Scott Stenzel
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