Austin Dillon survives G-W-C for Pocono Truck victory

Pocono Mountains 150After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Pocono Mountains 150, it was Austin Dillon holding off Johnny Sauter to win at Pocono Raceway.

Dillon, who started on the outside pole and led the most laps – 23 out of 64, received his first series win of the 2014 season, his sixth series career win and his first series win at “the Tricky Triangle.”

Following Dillon and Sauter to the drop of the checkered flag were Joey Coulter finishing third, Clint Bowyer fourth and the current series points leader, Ryan Blaney, brings home fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Erik Jones claiming sixth, Ron Hornaday, Jr. seventh, Darrell Wallace, Jr. eighth, Justin Lofton ninth and Joe Nemechek finished tenth,

With his 5th-place finish, Ryan Blaney leaves Pocono with a 7-point lead over Johnny Sauter.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 121.365 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 19 Mins, 06 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.975 Seconds
Lead Changes: 10 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 16 laps

Next Up: The teams take next weekend off and return to action on Saturday, August 16th, for the Career for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway, with an approximate starting time of 12:50 p.m. (ET).  Television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1 beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

Pocono Mountains 150 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 3 Austin Dillon (i) 64 Running 23 0 0
2 98 Johnny Sauter 64 Running 0 42 0
3 21 Joey Coulter 64 Running 0 41 0
4 05 Clint Bowyer 64 Running 10 0 0
5 29 Ryan Blaney 64 Running 0 39 0
6 51 Erik Jones 64 Running 0 38 0
7 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 64 Running 2 38 1
8 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 64 Running 0 36 0
9 20 Justin Lofton 64 Running 0 35 0
10 8 Joe Nemechek 64 Running 0 34 0
11 9 Jason White(i) 64 Running 0 0 0
12 17 Timothy Peters 64 Running 0 32 0
13 31 Ben Kennedy # 64 Running 6 32 1
14 88 Matt Crafton 64 Running 1 31 1
15 23 Spencer Gallagher 64 Running 0 29 0
16 13 Jeb Burton 64 Running 0 28 0
17 35 Mason Mingus # 64 Running 0 27 0
18 32 Kyle Larson(i) 64 Running 21 0 0
19 28 Ryan Ellis (i) 64 Running 0 0 0
20 6 Norm Benning 63 Running 0 24 0
21 99 Bryan Silas 63 Running 0 23 0
22 77 German Quiroga 63 Running 0 22 0
23 19 Tyler Reddick # 60 Parked 1 22 1
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 60 Running 0 20 0
25 40 Todd Peck 60 Running 0 19 0
26 02 Tyler Young # 59 Accident 0 18 0
27 59 Kyle Martel 44 Accident 0 17 0
28 08 Ray Black Jr. 16 Accident 0 16 0
29 50 TJ Bell 13 Transmission 0 15 0
30 07 BJ McLeod 12 Electrical 0 14 0
31 0 Caleb Roark 3 Engine 0 13 0
32 63 Justin Jennings 2 Vibration 0 12 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing After Pocono (Top-10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 29 Ryan Blaney 408 Leader 11 0 7 9 2
2 98 Johnny Sauter 401 -7 11 0 5 9 1
3 88 Matt Crafton 396 -12 11 2 5 7 2
4 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 388 -20 11 0 3 8 1
5 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. 377 -31 11 2 4 6 2
6 77 German Quiroga Jr. 365 -43 11 0 2 7 1
7 31 Ben Kennedy # 364 -44 11 0 1 5 0
8 17 Timothy Peters 359 -49 11 0 4 6 1
9 21 Joey Coulter 353 -55 11 0 3 4 1
10 13 Jeb Burton 324 -84 11 0 0 3 2

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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