NASCAR Truck Series results from Atlanta Motor Speedway
Today, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series concludes the double-header race day. Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts the NGOTS on the 1.54-mile oval.
View full 2019 Atlanta truck race results below.
If Kyle Busch wins today he’ll set the all-time win record in the NASCAR Truck Series.
The field was set based on owner points from last season. Austin Hill and Harrison Burton lead them to the starting line.
Atlanta Truck Race
Stage 1 – Report
Green flag, Hill gets the jump on inside. Brett Moffitt gets into his bumper and Moffitt is off the gas while collecting his truck. Harrison Burton takes the lead on the outside lane.
Lap 2, Crafton is closing quickly on the leader. He started deep in the field, he’s already up to 2nd. Crafton on on his right rear at the entry to the corner. He pulls even. Lap 4, still side by side for the lead.
Lap 6, Crafton is clear. Kyle Busch is coming for both of them. Busch runs high in turn 1. He had a run off turn two, he splits Crafton and Burton, Busch is gone! Busch was 5th heading into turn one that lap, he took the lead off turn two.
Lap 16, Natalie Decker is around off turn two. She got loose and couldn’t save it. The caution is out.
Green, Busch gives his teammate of Burton the inside lane. They run side by side. Busch noses ahead on the top.
Kyle Busch wins stage 1 of the Atlanta Truck race!
Stage 1 Results – NASCAR Truck Series: 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Harrison Burton; 3. Grant Enfinger; 4. Johnny Sauter; 5. Austin Hill; 6. Ben Rhodes; 7. Todd Gilliland; 8. Matt Crafton; 9. Stewart Friesen; 10. Ross Chastain;
Atlanta Truck Race
Stage 2 – Report
The field heads for the pit lane. Busch is first in. The team dropped a lug nut, Busch is at the pit exit line in 4th. Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton will lead them to the restart.
Green flag on stage two, Enfinger gets a push from Johnny Sauter. Busch splits the middle in row two. Friesen comes in to make it four wide into turn three! Busch takes that position off turn four.
Sauter pulls to the right rear of Enfinger. Busch heads for the outside lane into turn one. Three wide for the lead! Busch reclaims the lead off turn two.
Issues for Nemechek. He’s going to the garage while his splitter remain in the track. The caution is out. Kyle Busch heads to the pit lane as he has a loose wheel!
Restart, Sauter gets the jump on the inside lane. Crafton falls to 4th. Enfinger gets a fender on the ride rear of Sauter. Rhodes looks to the inside of both of them. Ben Rhodes to the lead!
Kyle Busch is flying through the entire field! He’s up to 15th in two laps!
Lap 65, Busch cracks the top 5.
5 to go in stage two, Ben Rhodes leads Busch by 1.5 seconds. 3 to go, the gap is 0.4 seconds. Coming to 2 to go, Kyle Busch swings to the lead on the outside line.
From the back to the front, Busch wins stage two. He restarted in 24th!
Stage 2 Results – NASCAR Truck Series: 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Ben Rhodes; 3. Harrison Burton; 4. Johnny Sauter; 5. Brett Moffit; 6. Austin Hill; 7. Ross Chastain; 8. Grant Enfinger; 9. Matt Crafton; 10. Sheldon Creed;
Atlanta Truck Race
Stage 3 – Report
The field returns to the pit entry. Busch is first on and first off.
Green flag on stage three, Busch leads Burton on the bottom lane. Sauter is coming around the top in turn three! He pulls alongside Busch off turn four. Sauter takes the lead through the middle back in turn one!
38 to go, Kyle Busch has run Sauter back down. Busch was easy on his tires in the early restarts of the race. He just did it again. The speed comes back to him after 10 or so laps. Busch returns to the lead.
19 to go, Natalie Decker is around off turn four. It’s an identical spin to her stage one incident.
The field heads to the pit lane. Busch is first in and first off. Crafton is returning to the pit lane with a loose wheel.
13 to go
Restart, Busch leads on the bottom. Big crash behind them, several cars are collected. The red flag is out.
Little spun his tires. Parker Kilgerman tried to give him a bump draft to get him going and it turned him. Austin Wayne Self, Spencer Boyd, Stewart Friesen and others are collected.
“That might be a little my fault. I mean, it was my fault. He didn’t go. I thought he had it gathered, then he checked up again,” Kligerman radio.
The field has re-fired the engines. It’s been misty all day. Now, it’s raining a little harder. NASCAR is running a few extra caution laps to try and dry the track.
9 to go, the red is back out. The trucks are on the pit lane and the jet dryers are on the track. The mist is light but heavy enough to wet the track.
5 to go
The trucks are fired once again. We’re going racing for a short five lap shootout after a 17 min red flag.
Green, Busch spins the tires slightly. Johnny Sauter pulls to his bumper into turn one. Busch blocks the inside line down the back stretch.
Busch opens the gap to Sauter.
Kyle Busch wins the Atlanta truck race! 52 career wins, that’s the record for NGOTS wins.
View full NASCAR Truck Series results from Atlanta Motor Speedway below!
Atlanta Truck Race Results
February 23, 2019
Pos | Driver
1. Kyle Busch
2. Johnny Sauter
3. Grant Enfinger
4. Brett Moffitt
5. Ben Rhodes
6. Ross Chastain
7. Austin Hill
8. Harrison Burton
9. Todd Gilliland
10. Timothy Peters
11. Tyler Dippel
12. Sheldon Creed
13. Brennan Poole
14. Matt Crafton
15. Gus Dean
16. Cory Roper
17. Anthony Alfredo
18. Stewart Friesen
19. Jordan Anderson
20. Parker Kligerman
21. Korbin Forrister
22. Jennifer Jo Cobb
23. Jesse Little
24. Natalie Decker
25. Spencer Boyd
26. Ray Ciccarelli
27. Austin Wayne Self
28. Chad Finley
29. Norm Benning
30. Josh Reaume
31. Timmy Hill
32. Joe Nemechek