Last Lap Pass Gives Moffitt Truck Win at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Brett Moffitt was dogging leader Johnny Sauter over the last few laps.  Finally on the last turn of the last lap, Moffitt made the deciding pass and won the Corrigan Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

Sauter tried to hold off Moffitt by running the outside lane, but Moffitt's No. 16 Hino Toyota got under Sauter's No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet near the finish line and prevailed by .025 of a second.

"I should have run the bottom," Sauter, who led the previous 12 laps before being overtaken, said. "I'm pretty (upset) at myself for giving away a win. I just blew it."

Sauter, the 2016 truck champion, leads the series by 56 points over Noah Gragson, who finished fourth. Sauter and Moffitt lead the series with four wins apiece.

"We had a really good handling truck today," Moffitt said. "It's good to be able to join (Sauter with four wins)."

Pole winner John Hunter Nemechek finished third in the No. 8 Chevrolet.

The truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 16th is the last race of the regular season for the series. 

Fin Str Trk Driver Team Laps Stage 1 Pos Stage 2 Pos Pts Status Tms Laps Playoff Pts
1 21 16 Brett Moffitt Hino Toyota 100 3 48 Running 2 5 5
2 7 21 Johnny Sauter ISM Connect Chevrolet 100 8 38 Running 2 16
3 1 8 John Hunter Nemechek(i) BMC/D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet 100 2 0 Running 2 6
4 3 18 Noah Gragson Safelite AutoGlass Toyota 100 4 4 47 Running 4 18
5 2 4 Todd Gilliland # Mobil 1 Toyota 100 3 8 43 Running 2 8
6 17 41 Ben Rhodes The Carolina Nut Co. Ford 100 6 36 Running
7 6 98 Grant Enfinger Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford 100 5 1 46 Running 1 16 1
8 5 52 Stewart Friesen We Build America Chevrolet 100 1 9 41 Running 2 12 1
9 22 24 Justin Haley Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet 100 7 32 Running
10 11 88 Matt Crafton Hormel/Menards Ford 100 6 32 Running 1 18
11 20 22 Austin Self GO TEXAN Chevrolet 100 5 32 Running
12 16 25 Dalton Sargeant # Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet 100 10 26 Running
13 18 3 Jordan Anderson SponsorJordan.com Chevrolet 100 24 Running
14 9 2 Cody Coughlin JEGS.com Chevrolet 100 10 24 Running
15 14 20 Tate Fogleman Randco Chevrolet 100 22 Running
16 23 49 Wendell Chavous SobrietyNation Chevrolet 100 21 Running 1 1
17 13 17 Bo LeMastus # Crosley Brands Toyota 100 20 Running
18 8 13 Myatt Snider # Century Container Ford 99 7 2 32 Running
19 10 02 Austin Hill Young?s Building Systems/Randco Chevrolet 99 9 20 Running
20 30 33 Josh Reaume Lodestar Guidance Chevrolet 99 17 Running
21 31 6 Norm Benning Zomongo/H&H Transport Chevrolet 97 16 Running
22 12 51 Spencer Davis JBL/SiriusXM Toyota 95 15 Running
23 26 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven2Honor Chevrolet 95 14 Running
24 24 7 Korbin Forrister Now Matters More Toyota 94 13 Electrical
25 19 45 Justin Fontaine # ProMATIC Automation/Superior Essex Chevrolet 94 12 Running
26 29 15 Todd Peck VIPracingexperience.com Chevrolet 56 11 Overheating
27 32 83 Bayley Currey nutriblade Chevrolet 49 10 Electrical
28 28 50 Reed Sorenson(i) SobrietyNation Chevrolet 47 0 Electrical
29 27 34 BJ McLeod(i) Reaume Brothers Racing Inc. Chevrolet 41 0 Fuel Pump
30 15 87 Joe Nemechek Petron Plus Chevrolet 33 7 Ignition
31 4 54 Matt Mills(i) J.F. Electric/Crosley Brands Toyota 27 0 Accident
32 25 63 Timmy Hill(i) Fr8Auctions.com Chevrolet 7 0 Suspension
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 32 Mins, 11 Secs. Average Speed: 130.175 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.025 Seconds
52,8,4,18,98,41,13,21,02,2
98,13,16,18,22,88,24,4,52,25
Race Comments: Brett Moffitt won the 19th annual Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway, his 5th victory in the NASCAR Camping World Series. Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: Nos. 51, 81 (tire change), 20, 24 (engine change).
Failed to Qualify: (1) 0 Camden Murphy.
Caution Flags: 5 for 22 laps: Laps: 22-26 (Stage 1 Conclusion [7]); 29-33 (#54 Incident Turn 2 [6]); 37-39 (#45 Incident Turn 2 [15]); 42-46 (Stage 2 Conclusion [45]); 80-83 (#13, 25 Incident Frontstretch [8]).
Lead Changes: 16 among 9 drivers: J. Nemechek(i) 1-4; N. Gragson 5-6; T. Gilliland # 7-11; J. Nemechek(i) 12-13; S. Friesen 14-22; B. Moffitt 23-26; G. Enfinger 27-42; N. Gragson 43-45; M. Crafton 46-63; N. Gragson 64-73; S. Friesen 74-76; J. Sauter 77-80; W. Chavous 81; N. Gragson 82-84; T. Gilliland # 85-87; J. Sauter 88-99; B. Moffitt 100;
Duralast GT Brakes ?Brake in the Race Award? - Stage 2 : Grant Enfinger, #98 Stage 2 h : Stewart Friesen, #52 Stage 1
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Ilmor Engines (IE), #8 Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Brett Moffitt, #16
Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Todd Gilliland, #4
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Aug. 16, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway

Ron Fleshman

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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Volume 2018, Issue 8, Posted 9:29 PM, 08.11.2018