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Noah Gragson and the No. 18 Safelite AutoGlass team came close to perfectly executing the game plan they put in place for Saturday's Fr8auction 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. They were able to collect a handful of stage points to pad the 23-point cushion they had on the cutoff line entering the race and then avoid incidents in the middle of the race to put themselves in a position to win the race in the closing stages.
Gragson vaulted from the third position to the lead with four laps remaining and remained out front when the field took the white flag. As the pack raced down the backstretch, the Las Vegas native maneuvered his Tundra in front of Timothy Peters truck in an effort to impede Peters' momentum. Peters' front bumper made hard contact with the rear bumper of the Safelite Tundra and sent it caroming hard into the outside wall before coming to rest on the apron. The caution immediately waved ending the race with Peters as the winner.
The No. 18 team would end the day with a disappointing 13th-place finish, but the result was good enough for Gragson to advance to the Round of 6 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs.
Stage One Recap: 
  • Gragson started from the 13th position and adhered to the plan that he and crew chief Rudy Fugle implemented. The Safelite Tundra remained glued to the yellow line along the inside of the track for all 20 laps of Stage One. He slowly but surely maneuvered his way forward as other drivers got impatient and tried to make moves to the outside. When the field crossed the stripe to complete the stage he was in the fifth position and collected five points. 
Stage Two Recap: 
  • When pit road opened, Fugle summoned the Safelite Tundra to pit road for a fuel-only stop. Gragson returned to the track scored in the fourth position for the start of Stage Two.
  • Gragson pushed Spencer Gallagher to the lead in the outside lane and then was getting a push of his own from Todd Gilliland, when Gilliland maneuvered to the middle lane leaving his teammate hung out of line. Gragson would fall all the way back to the 19th position.
  • In the closing laps of the stage Gragson was able to gain back some of the positions he lost and would finish Stage Two in the 12th spot. 
Final Stage Recap: 
  • When pit road opened, Gragson brought the Safelite Tundra to pit road for a four-tire and fuel stop with a trackbar adjustment. He returned to the track scored in the 10th position when the Final stage went green on lap 45.
  • The Las Vegas native was running 15th when "the big one" broke loose in front of him on lap 59. After getting tapped in the rear end as he began to slow down, he was able to dive down onto the apron and narrowly escaped through the wreckage with minimal damage.
  • After the red-flag conditions were lifted, Fugle summoned his driver to pit road to asses the damage and put four fresh tires on the Safelite Tundra. After returning the track, Gragson came down pit road one more time before the field went green for the crew to take another look at the truck and top it off with fuel.
  • The field went back green with 31 laps remaining with the No. 18 Toyota scored in the 12th position. Gragson rode near the back of what was a smaller field of trucks for the next phase of the race, hoping to avoid any further incidents to have his truck in one piece for the finish of the race.
  • He was running in the 12th position when the fifth caution of the day slowed the field with 10 laps remaining and restarted from the 11th position when the field went back green with six laps remaining.
  • David Gilliland and Grant Enfinger made contact battling for the lead and Enfinger went spinning. The caution didn't come out, but while drivers were trying to avoid the spinning truck it put the field three wide. Gragson made a strong run up the middle and with five to go he had advanced up to the third spot.
  • Running third, Gragson slowed down to get to the bumper of his teammate David Gilliland and then used a push from Gilliland to vault to the outside around the top two into the lead with four laps remaining.
  • Halfway down the backstretch on the final lap the field began making moves in an effort to get around Gragson. Peters had a strong run in the middle lane when Gragson moved up in front of him in an effort to impede his momentum. Peters slammed into the back of Gragson and sent him crashing hard into the outside wall. Unable to get his truck fired after the accident, Gragson was relegated to a 13th-place finish one lap down.


Brett Moffitt’s 17th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon was an uphill battle, but it was effective enough to advance him to the Round of Six in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Playoffs. After the points reset for round two, Moffitt leaves Talladega second on the Playoff Grid, 15 points out of the point lead.
Moffitt and the No. 16 team delivered one of their strongest qualifying efforts of the season on Friday evening and earned the eighth-starting position for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250. While carrying the colors of the American Red Cross and relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Michael, Moffitt was on the hunt for stage points when the green flag waved. The four-time winner in 2018 was shuffled to the middle of the pack early in the going without ample drafting help and finished Stage 1 in 12th-position on lap 20.
Moffitt made his way inside the top-10 by lap 28 but would face a healthy dose of adversity shortly thereafter. Contact from another truck severely damaged Moffitt’s right front fender on lap 39 and forced him to pit road to make repairs one lap shy of the Stage 2 caution. Moffitt lost a lap, but ample repairs from the HRE team kept him in contention for the race’s final stage. The turning point of the race occurred on lap 59 when a multi-truck accident collected the majority of the front runners, including several of Moffitt’s playoff combatants.
Despite significant damage to the right side of his Tundra, Moffitt managed to advance from outside the top-10 up to third by lap 73. However, two cut tires from the earlier damage forced Moffitt to pit road at laps 80 and 92, respectively. Moffitt was able to stay close enough to his fellow championship hopefuls to hold his position inside the top-six of the championship standings. Moffitt was credited with a 17th-place finish after the caution waved on the final lap and heads to Martinsville Speedway with new life, second in the NCWTS standings. 
Brett Moffitt Quote:
"I thought we were in a good position and then someone got spun into us early which caused tire rubs on the right rear and right front. We ended up blowing a couple of right rears there. Fortunately, we’re able to hang on to the truck and bring it back and fix the issue. I am just thankful we made it through. It was a stressful day and I am not a big fan of restrictor-plate races. I am looking forward to going to some tracks I feel confident in, and am proud of this HRE team.”
“I was not comfortable at all. Every single speedway race I’ve been whether it’s Cup Series or Truck Series. I have been leading and gotten wrecked. I’ve been running in the back and have tried to be conservative and have gotten wrecked. And today, I was a middle man and still got wrecked. It just happens. That’s the stressful part about Talladega. A lot is out of your control. We were trying to mind our own business someone got spun down the track into us, and it almost cost us a shot at the title. Thankfully things worked out the way they did. That could have been a blessing in disguise. I could have gotten in one of the bigger wrecks and been completely out of the race. It is what it is. We’ll move on to some racetracks we’re confident in and try to win races.”


Talladega Race Information:
Started: 28th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 10th
Finished: 2nd
Laps: 94 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 9th
Owner Points: 12th
"I was able to make some good moves at the right time today. Luckily, ThorSport Racing and Ford Performance gave me a great F-150. The RIDE TV / Louisiana Hot Sauce machine was really, really fast today, and it was a heck of a pusher. I'm so proud of my team because we made great moves all day and kept ourselves out front. We do well at these plate races, but if we keep running like this, we'll get a win eventually."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,624 / 2,772
Laps Led: 13
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five Finishes: 2
Top-10 Finishes: 7
Average start: 15.6
Average finish: 14.3
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 14th
Stage 1: 9th
Stage 2: 4th
Finished: 16th
Laps: 93 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 6th
"Our Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 had really good speed all day, we just didn't have the chance to showcase it. It's unfortunate that we were caught up in one of the first cautions of the day. Once that happened, we went a lap down, but my ThorSport team did an amazing job getting our Ford F-150 back on track and running. It was a really good truck. Unfortunately, we just couldn't get that lap back. Being one lap down is what kept us out of the Playoffs. We had the speed at the end, we had everything we needed, it just didn't work out, we were a lap down. It's Talladega. Luck has to be on your side. It's hard not to look back at the times throughout the season where mistakes were made or things that happened you wish you could change. We're going to move forward and win all the races we can the rest of the season."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,752 / 2,772
Laps Led: 228
Wins: 1 (Kentucky)
Poles: 3 (Martinsville, Eldora, Canada)
Top-five Finishes: 6
Top-10 Finishes: 10
Average start: 9.6
Average finish: 10.5
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 4th
Stage 1: 1st
Stage 2: 27th
Finished: 19th
Laps: 92 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 4th
Owner Points: 4th
Playoff Position: 4th
"I'm proud of the truck we had here today. Overall, our speedway trucks at ThorSport Racing have got better - we had one of the better trucks here today. I don't think we had the best one but we definitely had a contending truck. It was really good pushing, fairly good leading. It just wasn't meant to be there at the end. I was trying to make it as wide as I can. I don't know if he got me in the quarter panel or got me in the bumper, if I just got behind on it, it's just a Talladega racing deal, I guess. I hate it for the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Ford Performance guys - they deserved the checkered flag today."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,761 / 2,772
Laps Led: 137
Wins: 1 (Las Vegas II)
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 13
Average start: 7.4
Average finish: 8.9
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 9th
Stage 1: 4th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 26th
Laps: 58 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 10th
Playoff Position: 6th
"All in all, we had a great first two segments. I honestly don't know what happened - so close but so far. That's been my luck at the superspeedways. Two years ago at Daytona, I thought we were going to win the race and then next thing I knew, I was upside down. That's how it goes. That's just Talladega - that's the nature of the beast here. Everybody pushes and pushes until the Big One. I did what I could do. The first two segments, we finished fourth and second, and in the second one, we put ourselves into position. We did everything we could do - we came here with a fast Fisher Nuts / Menards Ford F-150."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,569 / 2,772
Laps Led: 64
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five Finishes: 7
Top-10 Finishes: 11
Average start: 10.2
Average finish: 11.5
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Timothy Peters, No. 25 Kingman Chevrolet


START: 3rd




- Peters earned his 11th NCWTS win, and third win at Talladega, the most of any NCWTS driver at the Alabama superspeedway.



“This was a really special win, just to go from not knowing what your plans are in May 2017 to getting the call from Mike (Beam) and Maury (Gallagher) to come run these three races at tracks that I’ve run well at. To come to Talladega knowing that their program is strong in general and they’ve won just about every superspeedway race that I can remember, and knowing the hard work that Jerry (Baxter) and everyone at GMS Racing and GMS Fabrication put into these vehicles, I knew if I kept my head on straight we’d have a shot at a win. It just feels so special. I can’t thank everyone enough for the opportunity.”


Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet


START: 16th




- Saturday's fourth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway is a NCWTS track-best finish for Haley.

- Continuing his streak, Haley now has 10 consecutive top-10 finishes, starting back with his first win of the season at Gateway Motorsports Park. Haley now has eight top-five finishes, and 15 top-10 finishes in the 2018 NCWTS season.

- Making it through the first round of The Playoffs, Haley moved into second in the 2018 NCWTS driver point standings. Resetting the points for the top six competitors for the Round of 6, Haley is now seeded fifth, four points below the cut mark.



"I thought we had that one but that's superspeedway racing for you. it was a solid day and overall solid round of eight for this Fraternal Order of Eagles team. We had the best average finish out of any of the Playoff drivers and moved to second in points. I couldn't be more proud of my 24 guys. To Martinsville we go."


Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet


START: 5th

(to the rear)

FINISH: 22nd



- Sauter’s 22nd-place result at Talladega was his first finish outside the top-20 since last season (Eldora, 2017).

- Following the completion of the Round of 8 in the NCWTS Playoffs, Sauter continues to lead the point standings by 15 points.



“We didn’t get the result we wanted, but we did what we came here to do and that was secure our spot in the next round of The Playoffs. Our ISM Connect Chevy was really fast and once we got up front with the 25 I felt like we had something for the rest of the field. But things don’t always work out the way you’d like them to and we just weren’t able to keep going after all the damage we had. Thankfully we can move on from here and head to tracks that I feel like we’ve been strongest at the last three years. I’m excited for the next round and what this 21 team can do.”


Spencer Gallagher, No. 2 Allegiant Chevrolet


START: 2nd

FINISH: 25th



- Qualifying second for Saturday's race at Talladega Superspeedway was a track-best effort for Gallagher.



"It's a shame for this GMS group. I think we had, hands down, the fastest truck out in the field today. I was able to go wherever I wanted to and whenever I wanted. I went from the back to contending for the lead pretty much on command. Doug (Randolph) and the No. 2 boys brought me a fast Allegiant Chevy and I just hate it for them that we couldn't get the win. I feel like this was going to be our day.

"Even though today didn't end how our team wanted, I couldn't be happier for Timothy (Peters) and the No. 25 team. He's a force to be reckoned with at Talladega, that's for sure. I'm glad that GMS Racing is the one bringing home the win this weekend." 


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Todd Gilliland made his first superspeedway start on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. It was a special day for him. Not only was it his first superspeedway race, but one of his Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) teammates was his father, David Gilliland. Both were driving PEDIGREE® Toyota Tundras and even adopted a new family member (an eight-week-old puppy they named Winston) from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society during a PEDIGREE® appearance on Thursday. Both family members had a shot to win at the end, but the younger Gilliland was spun on lap 83 ending his bid for the win.
Stage One Recap:
  • Gilliland started sixth, but fell back through the field in the outside lane early in the race.
  • He worked his way back up and was sixth when the stage ended on lap 20 and pitted for fuel only on lap 23.
Stage Two Recap:
  • When the next 20-lap stage began Gilliland quickly moved up to third and was second by lap 36.
  • Gilliland made his move to the lead on lap 38 and won the second stage of the race. When pit road opened, he brought in his No. 4 PEDIGREE® Puppy Tundra in for four tires and fuel.
Stage Three Recap:
  • The final 54-lap stage began with Gilliland in eighth place.
  • His Dad was working his way up through the field after a pit road penalty earlier in the race so the father and son could draft together.
  • The "big one" struck on lap 59 taking out several competitors, but luckily both Gillilands made it through the carnage. Both pitted for fuel before the race resumed and returned to the track with Todd second and David third.
  • Shortly after the restart they made a move to the front with Todd leading David for several laps.
  • With 22 laps to go they fell back to fifth and sixth place. David's line fell even farther back, while Todd moved back up to second place.


It was an exciting weekend for veteran driver David Gilliland. He won the pole and finished third in his No. 51 PEDIGREE® Tundra, raced against his son Todd (also driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports) in his first superspeedway race and adopted an eight-week-old puppy during a PEDIGREE® appearance on Thursday at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.
Stage One Recap:
  • Gilliland won his second pole of the season in the PEDIGREE® Tundra. His first came at the season opener in Daytona while filling in for his son Todd in the No. 4 before he was old enough to compete at the bigger tracks.
  • After leading the field to green, he settled into a single-file line in third for much of the first 20-lap stage.
  • He was seventh when the stage ended and pitted for fuel only.
  • As he pulled out of the stall, the fuel can was still attached and NASCAR issued a one-lap penalty for pitting outside the box.
Stage Two Recap:
  • Gilliland was a lap down in 32nd place when the second stage began on lap 26.
  • When the stage ended on lap 40, he was able to take the wave around to get back on the lead lap before pitting for four tires and fuel on lap 42.
Stage Three Recap:
  • He was back up to 23rd on the lead lap when the final stage began.
  • On lap 59 a multi-truck accident happened right in front of him. With help from his spotter, Gilliland made it though the wreckage without damage.
  • He pitted for fuel only before the race resumed and lined up right behind his son Todd for the restart.
  • The two pulled out to the lead with son leading father for several laps.
  • With 20 laps to go the pair was shuffled back and the elder Gilliland was back in 13th. He worked his way back up to third just as Todd was spun into the wall going for the lead.
  • The final restart came on lap 89 with Gilliland in second. Another accident happened on the final lap which brought out the yellow and the checkered flag. Based on the last scoring loop before the caution, Gilliland finished third.
David Gilliland, driver of the No. 51 PEDIGREE® Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
What was it like running first and second with Todd during the race?
"It was fun. The PEDIGREE® Tundra was really fast out here. I had a lot of fun being able to race with my son. It was a dream day until he got wrecked there. It was a bummer. It is Talladega. Stuff does happen. It was a lot of fun. A great weekend overall. We got the pole and finished well. Thank you to PEDIGREE®, Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and Kyle Busch Motorsports. Everyone who lets us race here."
Fr8Auctions 250 Recap:
  • Timothy Peters won the race followed by Myatt Snider, Gilliland, Justin Haley and Wendell Chavous rounded out the top-five finishers.
  • The race featured six cautions for a total of 21 laps. There were 22 lead changes among 12 drivers. Todd Gilliland led twice for 13 laps while his KBM teammate Noah Gragson led three.
How Gilliland's KBM Teammates Fared:
Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 Toyota, finished 20th    
Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 13th     
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 51 team remains eighth in the Truck Series Owner's Championship Standings, and was eliminated from the owner's championship playoffs.
Next Race:

Harrison Burton returns behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra for the remainder of the season when racing action resumes in two weeks on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Martinsville Speedway. Live coverage of the race begins at 1 p.m. ET on FS1.


The NASCAR Camping World Truck series Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega was exciting throughout with aggressive driving from the drop of the green flag. The first two stages were 20 laps each making the race urgent for playoff drivers in need of stage points. The first two stages managed to go without caution as drivers wrestled their way through the pack.

A close one occurred near the end of stage two as playoff contender Brett Moffitt took serious damage with another truck getting turned sideways into his right front fender.

The race grew more intense into the third stage causing “the big one” after Chris Fontaine got turned in front of the field in an attempt to block a run on the outside. Several playoff contenders were involved including Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes, and Johnny Sauter.

After the red flag Rhodes, although one lap down, was able to continue his attempt to advance into the next round.

Crafton unfortunately had to watch as his playoff hopes in the hands of fellow competitors. Sauter, who was already locked into the round of 6, managed to complete about a dozen more circuits before retiring from the race.

A final restart was set with less than ten to go when Todd Gilliland took a hard hit to the inside wall after contact with Grant Enfinger for the lead. Enfinger would find himself spinning off the front bumper of David Gilliland down the back stretch as the race stayed green.

Coming to the end it was Noah Gregson, and Justin Haley battling for the lead with a pack of hungry drivers behind them. The race was inevitably decided with a caution on the final lap.

After the smoke cleared it was Timothy Peters coming through for his third NCWTS win at Talladega. The series veteran who has been driving a limited schedule this season, was emotional in celebration after his 11th and possibly final career win. Peters made the winning move with a shot to the middle as Noah Gregson wrecked in an attempt to block down the back stretch.

Myatt Snider who was one of the most aggressive drivers throughout came home second with David Gilliland third, Haley fourth, and Wendell Chavous fifth. Earlier in the week Chavous announced it would be the last of his career.

Unfortunately it was Ben Rhodes and Stewart Friesen eliminated from the playoffs at the end of the race. Rhodes couldn’t find his way back to the lead lap, and Friesen struggled with engine problems throughout the race.

The next NASCAR Camping World Truck series race and first of the round of 6 will be the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville, on October 27th. Live coverage of the race will be on Fox and MRN at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Continuing to enhance his learning curve in his transition to NASCAR, Sports Car standout Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for Saturday afternoon’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with Young’s Motorsports.

One of three entries for the Mooresville, N.C.-based team, Tullman returns to the 2.66-mile superspeedway aboard the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado hoping to earn his first career top 10 in one of NASCAR’s top national divisions.

“I’m very thankful to have this opportunity to race at Talladega this weekend,” said Tullman, who finished sixth in the ARCA Racing Series race at Talladega in April.

“I appreciate the hard work and effort from the Young’s Motorsports team preparing the number 20 for the race.

I’m eager to get there and see what we can put together.”

For his third career Truck Series race, the team again welcomes who has increased their commitment from the ARCA Series to NASCAR’s top-three stage. is the first and only online marketing place for the construction and building materials industry.

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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Tullman’s No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado will support a pink-paint scheme – while offering the opportunity for cancer survivors to sign the hood of Tullman’s truck throughout the weekend at Talladega.

“Every October I look for ways to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month to the best of my ability and thanks to Jon and everyone at, they’ve allowed us to do a cool paint scheme and allow all survivors of cancer to sign the truck prior to taking on the track. It’s a neat deal.”

Tullman and Young’s Motorsports will also use the 19th race of the Truck Series season to raise funds for Tullman’s Xfinity Series crew chief’s wife Robin Richert. She is the wife of longtime NASCAR crew chief Doug Richert was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer.

Robin’s Go Fund Me page will be displayed on the television panel of Tullman’s No. 20 Chevrolet where members of the racing community or fans can contribute their financial support by visiting their donation page.

“Robin is a very special and caring person. We are all wishing her a successful and speedy recovery,” sounded Tullman.

Tullman has high hopes for Talladega after he competed in the ARCA Racing Series event earlier this year with Mason Mitchell Motorsports in the No. 78 Chevrolet where he qualified fifth, led five laps and finished a career-best sixth.

With the guidance of spotter Jason Jarrett, Tullman is hoping for a smooth Truck Series restrictor plate debut.

“I know that Saturday is going to be a lot harder than the ARCA race,” Tullman explained. “I also know that the Truck Series is at the beginning of their Playoffs and Saturday’s race is a cutoff race. I don’t plan to have an impact on the Playoffs, but we’re going to run our race and hope when the checkered flag nears, we’re at the front contending for a strong finish in my last Truck Series race of the season.”

Following Talladega, Tullman will close out his 2018 season at Kansas Speedway where he’ll return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with his Tullman Walker Racing team for the Oct. 20 running of the Kansas Lottery 300.

With Young’s Motorsports, the Chester Springs, Pa. native has two prior starts at Chicagoland Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park respectively with a best result of 23rd in Joliet, Ill. in June.

The Fr8Auctions 250 (94 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 19th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 12 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag the next day, Sat. Oct. 13 shortly after 12:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).

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