Once again the annual NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega showed excitement all the way down the to the final second. And in Saturday’s Sugarland Shine 250, there was excitement after the flag.
Johnny Sauter blocked Riley Herbst through the tri-oval on the final lap, hooking the two together, sending Herbst’s No. 51 Tundra onto the flat. Sauter was able to hold off Spencer Boyd and Todd Gilliland coming to the checkered flag, but after Sauter’s burnouts NASCAR had decided his move on Herbst was illegal.
Boyd was declared the winner, leading only that one lap from the 25th starting position.
The highest ranked Playoff driver was Brett Moffitt, who led a string of them from 4th through 8th. Stewart Friesen was 5th, Austin Hill 6th, Tyler Ankrum 7th and Matt Crafton 8th. Ross Chastain led 7 laps and on lap 87, turned himself off of Sheldon Creed from the lead, ending his day early. Chastain finished 22nd.
The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for their next race in a couple weeks. The NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 is Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on FS1.
Stage 1 Winner: Sheldon Creed
Stage 2 Winner: Stewart Friesen
Race Winner: Spencer Boyd