Chandler Smith Breaks Into Wins Column at Bristol

(BRISTOL, TN – SEP 16, 2021 – RIS) Chandler Smith took advantage of a late race restart to lead the final five laps of the UNOH 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after Sheldon Creed dominated, leading 190 laps. Creed finally lost the lead after the final restart, ropping bac, to finish 19th after a tire went down.

Including the end of stage cautions, the race was slowed by 11 cautions, with a pair of brief red flags for cleanup of multiple truck crashes. The final crash eliminated Austin Hill from the playoffs. Hill moved down on Josh Berry and spun, taking out Hailie Deegan in the crash. Hill admitted that the incident was "all on me" after the race.

The drivers advancing to the round of eight in the Playoffs are Sheldon Creed, Chandler Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, Carson Hocevar, Ben Rhodes and Zane Smith. 

Unofficial Results: 24th Annual UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics, September 16, 2021, Bristol Motor Speedway: 0.533 - Mile Concrete

Fin, Str, Driver, Truck, Laps, St1, St2, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1) 7, Chandler Smith # (P), No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, 200, , 5, 1, 5, 5, 46, Running
2) 6, Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Champion/Curb Records Toyota, 200, 5, 8, , , , 44, Running
3) 2, John Hunter Nemechek (P), No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota, 200, , 6, , , , 39, Running
4) 5, Stewart Friesen (P), No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 200, 7, 7, , , , 41, Running
5) 13, Johnny Sauter, No. 13 FarmPaint.com Toyota, 200, 10, , , , , 33, Running
6) 8, Carson Hocevar # (P), No. 42 CircleBDiecast.com Chevrolet, 200, 6, , 1, 6, , 36, Running
7) 4, Matt Crafton (P), No. 88 Great Lakes/Menards Toyota, 200, 3, 10, , , , 39, Running
8) 9, Zane Smith (P), No. 21 Karl Chevrolet Chevrolet, 200, 4, 4, , , , 43, Running
9) 11, Ben Rhodes (P), No. 99 Bombardier LearJet 75 Toyota, 200, , , , , , 28, Running
10) 3, Todd Gilliland (P), No. 38 Speedco Ford, 200, 8, , , , , 30, Running
11) 17, Josh Berry(i), No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 0, Running
12) 30, Doug Coby, No. 24 Mayhew Tools Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 25, Running
13) 15, Derek Kraus, No. 19 Incredible Bank Toyota, 200, , , , , , 24, Running
14) 16, Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 GOTEXAN/AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 23, Running
15) 20, Colby Howard(i), No. 9 Grant County Mulch Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 0, Running
16) 26, Ryan Truex, No. 40 Marquis Spas Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 21, Running
17) 32, Timmy Hill, No. 56 Hill Motorsports Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 20, Running
18) 25, Lawless Alan, No. 45 AutoParkIt.com Chevrolet, 200, , , , , , 19, Running
19) 1, Sheldon Creed (P), No. 2 Liftkits4less.com Chevrolet, 198, 1, 1, 2, 189, 2, 38, Running
20) 37, Cory Roper, No. 04 CarQuest Auto Parts Ford, 198, , , , , , 17, Running
21) 14, Parker Kligerman, No. 75 Luck's Beans Toyota, 197, , 9, , , , 18, Running
22) 39, Sam Mayer(i), No. 32 Camping World Chevrolet, 193, , , , , , 0, Running
23) 34, Clay Greenfield, No. 11 Rackley Roofing/Greenfield Pavement Toyota, 193, , , , , , 14, Running
24) 10, Austin Hill (P), No. 16 AISIN Toyota, 188, 2, 3, , , , 30, Accident
25) 23, Hailie Deegan #, No. 1 Toter/Engine Ice Ford, 188, , , , , , 12, Accident
26) 38, CJ McLaughlin, No. 33 SciAps Toyota, 188, , , , , , 11, Running
27) 36, Jennifer Jo Cobb, No. 10 Fastener Supply Company Ford, 188, , , , , , 10, Running
28) 33, Howie Disavino III, No. 3 KEES Vacations/Bud's Chevrolet, 169, , , , , , 9, Electrical
29) 35, Taylor Gray, No. 17 FORD Ford, 156, , , , , , 8, Accident
30) 19, Chase Purdy #, No. 23 BamaBuggies.com Chevrolet, 154, , , , , , 7, Accident
31) 27, Spencer Boyd, No. 20 EZPOLE Flagpoles Chevrolet, 146, , , , , , 6, Overheating
32) 18, Tyler Ankrum, No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 123, 9, 2, , , , 16, Accident
33) 22, Danny Bohn, No. 30 Rust-oleum Toyota, 70, , , , , , 4, Accident
34) 12, Drew Dollar, No. 51 Sunbelt Rentals Toyota, 69, , , , , , 3, Accident
35) 29, Dawson Cram, No. 41 Be Water Chevrolet, 69, , , , , , 2, Accident
36) 24, Kris Wright #, No. 02 Wright Chevy Chevrolet, 69, , , , , , 1, Engine
37) 31, Tate Fogleman, No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet, 30, , , , , , 1, Accident
38) 21, Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance Ford, 21, , , , , , 1, Accident
39) 40, Ray Ciccarelli, No. 49 BELIMO Ford, 15, , , , , , 1, Rear Gear
40) 28, Josh Reaume, No. 34 DOF Simulator Motion Simulator Toyota, 3, , , , , , 1, Accident
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie, (P) Playoffs

Time: 1 Hr, 47 Mins, 32 Secs.
Race Length: 200 Laps, 106.6 Miles
Average Speed: 59.479 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.422 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 2, 16, 88, 21, 98, 42, 52, 38, 26, 13
Stage 2 Top 10: 2, 26, 16, 21, 18, 4, 52, 98, 75, 88

Comments: Chandler Smith has won the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics at Bristol Motor Speedway, his first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Cautions: 11 for 85 laps;
Laps: 4-13 (No. 3, 32, 34 Incident Turn 2 [None]);
23-32 (No. 15 Incident Turn 2 [10]);
50-54 (No. 20 Incident Turn 3 [None]);
57-66 (Stage 1 Conclusion [41]);
71-79 (No. 51, 3, 30, 41, 12, 34, 23, 45, 04, 9 Incident Backstretch [Red Flag: 00:06:23] [None]);
112-121 (Stage 2 Conclusion  [40]);
131-136 (No. 1, 11, 75 Incident Backstretch [45]);
156-163 (No. 10, 17, 21, 23 Incident Turn 4 [56]);
173-177 (No. 75 Spin Turn 2 [56]);
181-186 (No. 22 Spin Turn 2 [75]);
190-195 (No. 16, 19, 22, 45, 1, 25 Incident Frontstretch [Red Flag: 00:07:37] [04]).

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers;
S. Creed (P) 1-115;
C. Hocevar # (P) 116-121;
S. Creed (P) 122-195;
C. Smith # (P) 196-200.

Cometic Gasket Pole Award: Sheldon Creed, No. 2
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race:  Chandler Smith, No. 18 
Sunoco Rookie of the Race:  Chandler Smith, No. 18 

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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