After 62 starts, Brad Keselowski finally earns first career Trucks win at Bristol

safe_imageAfter 62 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Brad Keselowski celebrated his first career series win Thursday morning, as he dominates the UNOH 200 (by leading 119 out of 200 laps) on his way to victory lane at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Series regular, Darrell Wallace, Jr., came up short – by 0.776 seconds – to claim second, and he was followed by Ron Hornaday finishing third, Matt Crafton fourth and the current series points leader, Johnny Sauter finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were John H. Nemechek finishing sixth, Joey Coulter seventh, Cole Custer eighth, Ben Rhodes ninth and Corey Lajoie brings home tenth-place.

With his fifth place finish, Johnny Sauter leaves Bristol with a 8-point lead over his ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 91.919 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 09 Mins, 35 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.776 Seconds
Lead Changes: 5 among 2 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps

Next Up: It’s road course racing for the series as they head to the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Sunday, August 31st, with an approxitmate starting time of 1:50 p.m. (ET).  FOX Sports 1 will be providing television coverage of the event beginning with their 1:00 p.m. (ET) pre-race show.

UNOH 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Brad Keselowski (i) 200 Running 119 0 0
2 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 200 Running 0 42 0
3 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 200 Running 0 41 0
4 88 Matt Crafton 200 Running 0 40 0
5 98 Johnny Sauter 200 Running 0 39 0
6 8 John Hunter Nemechek 200 Running 0 38 0
7 21 Joey Coulter 200 Running 0 37 0
8 00 Cole Custer 200 Running 0 36 0
9 32 Ben Rhodes 200 Running 0 35 0
10 92 Corey LaJoie 200 Running 0 34 0
11 13 Jeb Burton 200 Running 0 33 0
12 23 Max Gresham 200 Running 0 32 0
13 29 Ryan Blaney 200 Running 0 31 0
14 77 German Quiroga 200 Running 0 30 0
15 75 Caleb Holman 199 Running 0 29 0
16 63 Justin Jennings 198 Running 0 28 0
17 9 Brennan Newberry 198 Running 0 27 0
18 02 Tyler Young # 197 Running 0 26 0
19 08 Jimmy Weller III # 196 Running 0 25 0
20 33 Brandon Jones 195 Running 0 24 0
21 31 Ben Kennedy # 195 Running 0 23 0
22 35 Mason Mingus # 194 Running 0 22 0
23 20 Gray Gaulding 194 Running 0 21 0
24 51 Kyle Busch (i) 194 Running 81 0 0
25 6 Norm Benning 190 Running 0 19 0
26 17 Timothy Peters 190 Running 0 18 0
27 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 187 Running 0 17 0
28 50 TJ Bell 182 Running 0 16 0
29 05 John Wes Townley 144 Accident 0 15 0
30 25 Justin Boston 144 Accident 0 14 0
31 80 Jody Knowles 106 Engine 0 13 0
32 99 Bryan Silas 14 Accident 0 12 0
33 01 Jake Crum 14 Accident 0 11 0
34 07 BJ McLeod 7 Ignition 0 10 0
35 36 Blake Koch (i) 5 Vibration 0 0 0
36 28 Bryan Dauzat 4 Suspension 0 8 0

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

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing After Bristol (Top-10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 98 Johnny Sauter 487 Leader 13 1 7 11 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 479 -8 13 2 7 9 2
3 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 470 -17 13 0 5 10 1
4 29 Ryan Blaney 463 -24 13 0 7 9 2
5 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. 454 -33 13 2 5 7 2
6 77 German Quiroga Jr. 433 -54 13 0 2 8 1
7 21 Joey Coulter 425 -62 13 0 3 6 1
8 17 Timothy Peters 414 -73 13 0 4 7 1
9 31 Ben Kennedy # 412 -75 13 0 1 5 0
10 13 Jeb Burton 393 -94 13 0 0 4 2

# – Rookie

 

 

 

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