Perfect restart leads Joey Logano to first career Truck win

CBNrrFbUYAAnE23After a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish, pole-sitter Joey Logano on Saturday, held off the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion, Matt Crafton – by 0.431 seconds – to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano, who led the most laps – 150 out of 258, received his first series career victory and gave Brad Keselowski Racing their second victory of the season. And with his victory, Logano also became the 26th driver to win a race in all three of NASCAR’s national series.

Following Logano and Crafton to the drop of the checkered flag were series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Erik Jones finishing third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Tyler Reddick finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Daniel Suarez claiming sixth, James Buescher seventh, John Wes Townley eighth, Matt Tifft ninth and ROTY contender Justin Boston bringing home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Matt Crafton leaves Martinsville with a two-point lead over Tyler Reddick.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 68.214 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 59 Mins, 22 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.431 Seconds
Lead Changes: 14 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 61 laps

Next Up: The series takes the month of April off and returns to action on May 8th at Kansas Speedway (Kansas 250 – no entitlement sponsor at this time), with an approximate starting time of 8:50 pm (ET – On FOX Sports 1).

Kroger 250 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 29 Joey Logano (i) 258 Running 150 0 0
2 88 Matt Crafton 258 Running 100 43 1
3 4 Erik Jones # 258 Running 2 42 1
4 98 Johnny Sauter 258 Running 0 40 0
5 19 Tyler Reddick 258 Running 0 39 0
6 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 258 Running 0 0 0
7 31 James Buescher 258 Running 0 37 0
8 05 John Wes Townley 258 Running 0 36 0
9 25 Matt Tifft 258 Running 0 35 0
10 54 Justin Boston # 258 Running 0 34 0
11 13 Cameron Hayley # 258 Running 0 33 0
12 14 Daniel Hemric # 258 Running 0 32 0
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 258 Running 0 31 0
14 23 Spencer Gallagher # 258 Running 0 30 0
15 33 Brandon Jones # 258 Running 0 29 0
16 00 Cole Custer 258 Running 2 29 1
17 7 Gray Gaulding 257 Running 0 27 0
18 17 Timothy Peters 257 Running 0 26 0
19 11 Ben Kennedy 257 Running 0 25 0
20 02 Tyler Young 257 Running 0 24 0
21 75 Caleb Holman 257 Running 0 23 0
22 15 Mason Mingus 256 Running 4 23 1
23 08 Korbin Forrester # 255 Running 0 21 0
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 250 Running 0 20 0
25 35 Tommy Regan 248 Running 0 19 0
26 63 Jake Griffin 218 Handling 0 18 0
27 50 Cody Ware # 216 Vibration 0 17 0
28 6 Norm Benning 174 Rear Gear 0 16 0
29 8 John Hunter Nemechek # 173 Transmission 0 15 0
30 92 David Gilliland (i) 132 Brakes 0 0 0
31 99 Bryan Silas 120 Overheating 0 13 0
32 1 Travis Kvapil 83 Rear Gear 0 12 0

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

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing 
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 88 Matt Crafton 128 Leader 3 1 2 3 0
2 19 Tyler Reddick 126 -2 3 1 3 3 0
3 4 Erik Jones # 122 -6 3 0 2 3 0
4 98 Johnny Sauter 112 -16 3 0 1 3 0
5 31 James Buescher 100 -28 3 0 0 2 0
6 05 John Wes Townley 90 -38 3 0 0 1 1
7 07 Ray Black Jr. # 89 -39 3 0 1 1 0
8 13 Cameron Hayley # 84 -44 3 0 0 0 1
9 23 Spencer Gallagher # 84 -44 3 0 0 0 0
10 11 Ben Kennedy 83 -45 3 0 1 1 1
11 17 Timothy Peters 81 -47 3 0 0 1 1
12 02 Tyler Young 78 -50 3 0 0 0 0
13 54 Justin Boston # 77 -51 3 0 0 1 1
14 08 Korbin Forrester # 77 -51 3 0 0 0 0
15 14 Daniel Hemric # 75 -53 3 0 0 0 1
16 99 Bryan Silas 73 -55 3 0 0 1 1
17 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 64 -64 3 0 0 0 0
18 25 Matt Tifft 60 -68 2 0 0 1 1
19 6 Norm Benning 59 -69 3 0 0 0 2
20 8 Joe Nemechek 58 -70 2 0 0 1 0
21 75 Caleb Holman 50 -78 2 0 0 0 0
22 94 Travis Kvapil 41 -87 2 0 0 0 1
23 15 Mason Mingus 39 -89 2 0 0 0 1
24 29 Austin Theriault 31 -97 1 0 1 1 0
25 50 Cody Ware # 31 -97 2 0 0 0 2
26 33 Brandon Jones # 29 -99 1 0 0 0 0
27 00 Cole Custer 29 -99 1 0 0 0 0
28 7 Gray Gaulding 27 -101 1 0 0 0 0
29 63 Garrett Smithley 26 -102 1 0 0 0 0
30 74 Jordan Anderson 21 -107 1 0 0 0 0
31 94 Wendell Chavous 20 -108 1 0 0 0 0
32 35 Tommy Regan 19 -109 1 0 0 0 0
33 63 Jake Griffin 18 -110 1 0 0 0 1
34 40 Todd Peck 17 -111 1 0 0 0 1
35 86 Brandon Brown 15 -113 1 0 0 0 1
36 8 John H. Nemechek # 15 -113 1 0 0 0 1
37 1 Donnie Neuenberger 13 -115 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standing 
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Owner Car # Points Behind Attempts
1 Rhonda Thorson 88 128 Leader 3
2 Brad Keselowski 19 126 -2 3
3 Kyle Busch 4 122 -6 3
4 Kyle Busch 51 115 -13 3
5 Mike Curb 98 112 -16 3
6 Brad Keselowski 29 109 -19 3
7 Maurice Gallagher 33 105 -23 3
8 Bob Newberry 31 100 -28 3
9 Tony Townley 05 90 -38 3
10 Bobby Dotter 07 89 -39 3
11 Duke Thorson 13 84 -44 3
12 Maurice Gallagher 23 84 -44 3
13 Tom Deloach 11 83 -45 3
14 Tom Deloach 17 81 -47 3
15 Randy Young 02 78 -50 3
16 Kyle Busch 54 77 -51 3
17 Ken Smith 08 77 -51 3
18 Bob Newberry 14 75 -53 3
19 Chris Baluch 99 73 -55 3
20 Sidney Mauldin 8 73 -55 3
21 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 64 -64 3
22 William Venturini 125 60 -68 2
23 Norm Benning 6 59 -69 3
24 Ricky Benton 92 53 -75 2
25 Charles Henderson 175 50 -78 2
26 Jay Robinson 94 49 -79 3
27 Michael Mittler 63 44 -84 3
28 Tracy Lowe 1 42 -86 3
29 Billy Boat 115 39 -89 3
30 Susan Bates 39 33 -95 1
31 Bob Newberry 20 31 -97 1
32 Kevin Cywinski 35 31 -97 2
33 Mark Beaver 50 31 -97 3
34 Dale Earnhardt 00 29 -99 1
35 Jim Rosenblum 28 28 -100 1
36 Tom Deloach 7 27 -101 1
37 Mike Harmon 74 21 -107 3
38 Michael Peck 40 17 -111 1
39 Jerry Brown 186 15 -113 2
40 Chris Fontaine 184 0 -128 1
41 John Corr 182 0 -128 1
42 Clay Greenfield 68 0 -128 1
43 Charles Buchanan 187 0 -128 1

 

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 3 of the 2015 season at Martinsville Speedway
Pos. Manufacturer Points Behind Wins
1 Ford 135 Leader 2
2 Toyota 133 -2 1
3 Chevrolet 120 -15 0
4 Ram 0 -135 0

 

 

 

 

 

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