Byron Sparks in Iowa
After tempers flared and sparks flew in Iowa, William Byron holds off Cole Custer to win his third race of 2016, his second in a row. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes, and Tyler Roddick round out the top 5. This is William Byron’s ninth start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“We’ve had a couple setbacks, but we kept after it until that last restart,” said William Byron in victory lane.
Cole Custer, who finished second, talks about his race in a post race interview, “I thought I had him, but didn’t get a good restart there.”
The Speediatrics 200 saw four lead changes among four drivers. William Byron led a race high of 107 , followed by John Hunter Namecheck (53), Tyler Reddick (37), and Cole Custer (3).
The caution flag flew five times for a total of 39 laps. Four of the cautions were for accidents. The caution clock did expire once during the race to bring out a caution. The red flag plagued the race for less than six minutes for cleanup after an accident involving Tommy Joe Martins and Derek Scott Jr.
Although William Byron has the top seed for the Chase, Matt Crafton holds an 18 point lead over Timothy Peters, followed by William Byron (-23), Daniel Hemric (-26), and John Hunter Namecheck (-41).
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will head to Gateway Motorsports Park next weekend for the Drivin’ For Linemen 200, a Saturday evening schedule.
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