NCWTS: Jones Walks Away From Iowa With Race Win

After a wild night of racing action at the Iowa Speedway, Erik Jones will leave the event with the win, making the Toyota race-winning streak 11 straight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Jones led a total of a 131 of the 200 laps to score his second career victory in his ninth career start. He was hoping to leave tonight with a solid finish after crashing nearly a month ago at the Gateway Motorsports Park late in the race while leading.

Ryan Blaney, who came home in second, came just shy of the race win after putting up a hard fight all evening long. Blaney, which led 26 laps of the event after starting in the fourth position, came into the night as one of the fan favorites. The finish marks his seventh inside the top-10 this year, which puts himself sitting second in the points. He was 0.630 seconds short of scoring the victory.

Matt Crafton, who finished third after starting the night off from sixth, stayed inside the top-10 all evening long, despite not leading a single lap. Crafton will capitalize on a bad night from Timothy Peters to take over the points standings leaving the Iowa Speedway. He leads by two points infront of the race runner-up, Ryan Blaney. This will mark his eighth finish inside the top-10 after eight total starts at the 0.875-mile oval.

Ben Kennedy was the highest finishing rookie of the race after finishing in sixth. He rolled off of pit road to start the race in the 19th position. The other two ThorSport Trucks, Johnny Sauter and Jeb Burton, will both go back home with a 14th and 18th-place finishing effort. The pole sitter, Darrell Wallace Jr., came home in the 13th spot after pit strategy got them thrown off. Team was hoping for a late race caution but it never came.

It's safe to say that neither Ron Hornaday Jr. or Timothy Peters will not be sending a Christmas card to one another after their incident on lap 63. Peters, who wasn't happy at Hornaday, showed his displeasure by spinning Hornaday that caused him to do a 360 on the back straightaway. Hornday was able to continue on in the race, while the No. 17 had to take the Toyota machine behind the wall for repairs. Peters was able to get back into the race and finished a disappointing 31st. He came into the event sitting third in the points standings. Hornaday finished tonight in the 21st spot.

The next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be Wednesday, July 23rd at the Eldora Speedway for the second annual Mudsummer Classic. Coverage will begin at 8:30 p.m. Et, live on FOX Sports 1. The Motor Racing Network will provide the radio broadcast of the event. 

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