Rajah Caruth did something we all knew he could Friday night in the Las Vegas desert. The Washington D.C. native scored his first win in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, after starting P.1 for the first time in his career and leading 38 laps.

“Yeah man, it’s surreal,” Caruth told Josh Sims of FOX Sports. “Thank you so much to HendrickCars.com and Mr. H (Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports) for putting me in this thing all year, along with the men and women at Spire. They had a lot of work this winter, and the decal shop has been working very hard too. Glad to get a win for Team Chevy. Can’t thank my family enough; you know so many people have helped me to get to this point. I can’t believe it.”

Caruth seemed to fall back in the pack throughout the middle portion of the 134 lap event, allowing guys like Ty Majeski (who won both Stage 1 & 2) and Kyle Busch to come out and lead, while Caruth fell back as far as 13th during green flag runs. Caruth talked about his struggles. 

“I just stayed cool. We lost track position during a portion of the race, but we stayed in the game and it was one step, one punch, one round at a time. My guys had me a great stop and we just executed. There’s more to come for sure.” 

The Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 had four cautions (two being for Stage’s) for 15 laps, 10 different leaders, and a time of 1:38:09 hours. The Tough Trucks of NASCAR will take a break for next week, but will return March 16 for the Weather Guard Truck Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern Saturday night on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Kaleb Vestal
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