Cole Custer takes surprising Truck win at Gateway Motorsports Park

CHb7cAuUAAAFfiCAfter rain delayed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday evening, it was Cole Custer winning his first series career race in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 early Sunday morning.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Spencer Gallagher, finished 0.871 seconds behind Custer for second, and he was followed by Johnny Sauter finishing third, while ROTY contenders, John H. Nemechek and Cameron Hayley finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Timothy Peters finishing sixth, Ben Kennedy seventh, Tyler Reddick eighth, ROTY contender Daniel Hemric ninth and ROTY contender Austin Theriault took home 10th-place.

The current series points leader, Matt Crafton, was involved in a accident late in the race and finished 9-laps down in the 21st position. Crafton now leaves Gateway with a 12-point lead over Tyler Reddick.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 96.970 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 03 Mins, 45 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.871 Seconds
Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 35 laps

Next Up: The American Ethanol 250 at Iowa Speedway on Friday, June 19th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET), and FOX Sports 1 will provided television coverage of the event.

Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 00 Cole Custer 160 Running 19 47 4
2 23 Spencer Gallagher # 160 Running 0 42 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 160 Running 4 42 1
4 8 John Hunter Nemechek 160 Running 0 40 0
5 13 Cameron Hayley # 160 Running 0 39 0
6 17 Timothy Peters 160 Running 0 38 0
7 11 Ben Kennedy 160 Running 0 37 0
8 19 Tyler Reddick 160 Running 4 37 1
9 14 Daniel Hemric # 160 Running 0 35 0
10 29 Austin Theriault # 160 Running 0 34 0
11 05 John Wes Townley 160 Running 0 33 0
12 33 Brandon Jones # 160 Running 0 32 0
13 07 Ray Black Jr. # 160 Running 0 31 0
14 50 Travis Kvapil 160 Running 0 30 0
15 02 Tyler Young 160 Running 0 29 0
16 63 Tyler Tanner 159 Running 0 28 0
17 1 Ryan Ellis (i) 157 Running 0 27 0
18 94 Timmy Hill 157 Running 0 26 0
19 74 Jordan Anderson 156 Running 0 25 0
20 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 156 Running 0 24 0
21 88 Matt Crafton 151 Accident 49 24 1
22 08 Korbin Forrester # 148 Running 0 22 0
23 4 Erik Jones # 145 Electrical 84 23 2
24 45 Tommy Regan 108 Electrical 0 20 0
25 51 Matt Tifft 92 Accident 0 19 0
26 6 Norm Benning 56 Brakes 0 18 0
27 54 Justin Boston # 51 Accident 0 17 0
28 15 Mason Mingus 51 Accident 0 16 0
29 36 Justin Jennings 26 Brakes 0 15 0
30 03 Michael Alfrano (i) 13 Brakes 0 0 0
31 0 Adam Edwards 6 Brakes 0 13 0
32 57 Joey Gattina (i) 0 Engine 0 0 0

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

2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing 
After Race 8 at Gateway Motorsports Park
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 88 Matt Crafton 329 Leader 8 3 6 7 1
2 19 Tyler Reddick 317 -12 8 2 5 6 0
3 98 Johnny Sauter 299 -30 8 0 4 7 0
4 4 Erik Jones # 396 67 8 0 4 5 1
5 05 John Wes Townley 360 31 8 0 1 3 1
6 13 Cameron Hayley # 254 -75 8 0 2 3 1
7 23 Spencer Gallagher # 251 -78 8 0 1 2 0
8 14 Daniel Hemric # 246 -83 8 0 1 4 1
9 17 Timothy Peters 245 -84 8 0 1 4 3
10 11 Ben Kennedy 238 -91 8 0 1 4 2
11 07 Ray Black Jr. # 228 -101 8 0 1 1 1
12 54 Justin Boston # 222 -107 8 0 0 4 3
13 02 Tyler Young 218 -111 8 0 0 1 1
14 08 Korbin Forrester # 189 -140 8 0 0 0 2
15 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 175 -154 8 0 0 0 1
16 33 Brandon Jones # 164 -165 6 0 0 1 1
17 15 Mason Mingus 154 -175 7 0 0 1 4
18 6 Norm Benning 146 -183 8 0 0 0 7
19 29 Austin Theriault # 134 -195 4 0 2 3 0
20 94 Travis Kvapil 131 -198 6 0 0 0 3
21 25 Matt Tifft 130 -199 5 0 0 2 3
22 8 Joe Nemechek 129 -200 4 0 0 2 0
23 63 Tyler Tanner 121 -208 5 0 0 0 1
24 74 Jordan Anderson 113 -216 5 0 0 0 1
25 00 Cole Custer 109 -220 3 1 1 1 0
26 31 James Buescher 100 -229 3 0 0 2 0
27 1 Ryan Ellis 95 -234 5 0 0 0 2
28 8 John H. Nemechek # 77 -252 3 0 1 1 1
29 94 Timmy Hill 76 -253 3 0 0 0 1
30 99 Bryan Silas 73 -256 3 0 0 1 1
31 75 Caleb Holman 70 -259 3 0 0 0 0
32 94 Wendell Chavous 67 -262 3 0 0 0 1
33 36 Justin Jennings 66 -263 5 0 0 0 5
34 45 BJ McLeod 46 -283 4 0 0 0 4
35 86 Brandon Brown 45 -284 2 0 0 0 1
36 35 Tommy Regan 39 -290 2 0 0 0 1
37 50 Cody Ware # 31 -298 2 0 0 0 2
38 1 Donnie Neuenberger 29 -300 2 0 0 0 2
39 82 Austin Hill 28 -301 2 0 0 0 1
40 7 Gray Gaulding 27 -302 1 0 0 0 0
41 63 Garrett Smithley 26 -303 1 0 0 0 0
42 74 Timothy Viens 21 -308 1 0 0 0 1
43 63 Jake Griffin 18 -311 1 0 0 0 1
44 40 Todd Peck 17 -312 1 0 0 0 1
45 0 Adam Edwards 14 -315 2 0 0 0 2
46 97 Jeese Little 14 -315 1 0 0 0 1
47 0 Caleb Roark 12 -317 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

 

 

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