Date: August 16, 2018
Event: UNOH 200 (Race 16 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 55 laps/55 laps/90 laps
Start/Finish: 8th / 5th (running, completed 200 of 200 laps)
Winner: Johnny Sauter of GMS Racing (Chevrolet)
Bristol Motor Speedway marked the final race of the regular season for the Truck Series. Todd Gilliland needed a win to make the playoffs in his rookie season. Although he did not win the race, he came back from a spin and pit road penalty which put him a lap down to finish fifth.
Stage One Recap:
Stage Two Recap:
Stage Three Recap:
Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 Banfield Pet Hospital Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
What happened out there tonight?
"Spinning out - your pride is crushed there. It's one of the worst things that could happen. Then just getting that one lap penalty really put us behind and then after that Kyle (Busch) just came on the radio and said we really needed to work the top here. We've watched plenty of film with him doing it, so there's no reason that we couldn't and luckily, we were able to get around these guys fairly quick. That was a lot of fun. That was the most fun I've had in a truck race by far. Coming home fifth - we just need to keep clicking off these top-five finishes and we're getting closer and closer every week."
UNOH 200 Recap:
How Gilliland's KBM Teammates Fared:
Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 9th
Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 51 Toyota, finished 28th
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team is 10th in the Truck Series Owner's Championship Standings, while Gilliland moved up to 11th in the Driver Championship Standings.
The Truck Series returns to action north of the border next week on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Live coverage of the race begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1.