Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway

Credit: 352802Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images. Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 ISMConnect Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona

Starting from 10th place Truck 21 Johnny Sauter ISMConnect Chevrolet won the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 150, his 17th win in 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is his 4th win & 18th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 7th Top 10 finish in 9 races at Phoenix Raceway. 2nd Place Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet, started from 6th place posted his 4th Top 10 finish in 5 races at Phoenix Raceway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Truck 13 Cody Coughlin # Ride TV/JEGS Toyota, started from 13th place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in his series debut at Phoenix Raceway. Cody Coughlin was the highest finishing rookie.

Credit: 352805Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images. Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 ISMConnect Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

4th Place Truck 29 Chase Briscoe Brad Keselowski’s CFF/Fisher House Fdn Ford, started from 8th place followed by 5th place Truck 33 Kaz Grala NETTS Chevrolet, started from 15th place. 6th Place Truck 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Chevrolet, started from 12th place followed by 7th place Truck 51 Todd Gilliland Pedigree Toyota, started from 5th place. 8th Place Truck 4 Christopher Bell Toyota Toyota, started from pole followed by 9th place Truck 19 Austin Cindric # (P) Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford, started from 7th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Truck 83 Bayley Currey Preferred Industrial Contr./Baja Alliance Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 21st place. Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell, Matt Crafton and Austin Cindric advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 11th Place was Canadian & NASCAR Pinty’s Series Driver Truck 15 Jason Hathaway Kubota/Choko Autherntics Chevrolet.

Credit: 352797Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images. Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, takes the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

The race was exciting with 6 Cautions for 38 Laps & 3 Red Flags: 1st Caution on lap 42 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 2nd Caution on lap 78 for Truck 98 Grant Enfinger Jive Toyota Crash inTurn 1 / Stage 2 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 123 for Truck 50 Josh Reaume Motorsports Safety Group Chevrolet Stopped on Track. 4th Caution on lap 131 for Truck 19 Austin Cindric Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford, Truck 27 Ben Rhodes Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, Truck 88 Matt Crafton Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, Truck 02 Austin Hill United Rentals Ford, Truck 6 Norm Benning H&H Transportation Chevrolet Crash on the Frontstretch [Red Flag 17:07]. 5th Caution on lap 136 for Truck 16 Ryan Truex Kobe Toyopet Toyota, Truck 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Toyota, Truck 99 Dalton Sargeant Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet, Truck 51 Todd Gilliland Pedigree Toyota, Truck 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Chevrolet Crash in Turn 3 [Red Flag 14:12]. 6th Caution on lap 144 for Truck 4 Christopher Bell Toyota Toyota, Truck 24 Justin Haley Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet, Truck 18 Noah Gragson Switch Toyota Crash Turn 4 [Red Flag 6:04].

Credit: 352804Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images. Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, and Noah Gragson, driver of the #18 Switch Toyota, lead the field to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

The race had 9 Lead Changes among 3 drivers: Lap Leaders: C. Bell (P) 0; N. Gragson # 1-9; C. Bell (P) 10-87; N. Gragson # 88-128; C. Bell (P) 129; N. Gragson # 130-133; C. Bell (P) 134-140; N. Gragson # 141; C. Bell (P) 142-145; J. Sauter (P) 146-150. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Bell (P) 4 times for 90 laps; N. Gragson # 4 times for 55 laps; J. Sauter (P) 1 time for 5 laps.

Credit: 352798Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images. Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 ISMConnect Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

Stages:
Stage #1 Top Ten: 4,18,88,27,8,21,19,51,98,16
Stage #2 Top Ten: 4,18,88,27,19,21,8,51,16,52

Credit: 352800Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

Truck 21 Johnny Sauter won the race over Truck 8 John H. Nemechek with a Margin of Victory: 0.668 Seconds. Johnny Sauter said “We didn’t have the best truck, we had a great truck on long runs. He (Nemechek) had fresher tires, but I knew if I could have a good Turn 1 (on the restart) and get a good launch off that corner, we’d be OK.” Most of the action in this race started on the 4th Caution on lap 131, as everyone was trying to take the lead to win the race. This is one of the best truck races I have ever watched.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 22
Unofficial Race Results for the 23Rd Annual Lucas Oil 150 – Friday, November 10, 2017
Phoenix Raceway – Avondale, AZ – 1 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 150 Laps – 150 Miles

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 10. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter (P) ISMConnect Chevrolet 150 Running
2. 6. Truck 8 John H. Nemechek (P) Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 150 Running
3. 13. Truck 13 Cody Coughlin # Ride TV/JEGS Toyota 150 Running
4. 8. Truck 29 Chase Briscoe # Brad Keselowski’s CFF/Fisher House Fdn Ford 150 Running
5. 15. Truck 33 Kaz Grala # NETTS Chevrolet 150 Running
6. 12. Truck 52 Stewart Friesen # Halmar International Chevrolet 150 Running
7. 5. Truck 51 Todd Gilliland Pedigree Toyota 150 Running
8. 1. Truck 4 Christopher Bell (P) Toyota Toyota 150 Running
9. 7. Truck 19 Austin Cindric # (P) Draw-Tite/Reese Brands Ford 150 Running
10. 21. Truck 83 Bayley Currey Preferred Industrial Contr./Baja Alliance Chevrolet 150 Running
11. 23. Truck 15 Jason Hathaway Kubota/Choko Autherntics Chevrolet 147 Running
12. 20. Truck 49 Robby Lyons(i) Sunwest Construction Chevrolet 145 Running
13. 26. Truck 1 Jordan Anderson Lucas Oil/Bommarito.com Chevrolet 144 Running
14. 16. Truck 24 Justin Haley # Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet 143 Accident
15. 2. Truck 18 Noah Gragson # Switch Toyota 142 Accident
16. 25. Truck 50 Josh Reaume Motorsports Safety Group Chevrolet 141 Running
17. 14. Truck 99 Dalton Sargeant Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet 134 Accident
18. 24. Truck 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Toyota 134 Accident
19. 11. Truck 16 Ryan Truex Kobe Toyopet Toyota 134 Accident
20. 3. Truck 27 Ben Rhodes (P) Safelite Auto Glass Toyota 129 Accident
21. 4. Truck 88 Matt Crafton (P) Ideal Door/Menards Toyota 129 Accident
22. 28. Truck 6 Norm Benning H&H Transportation Chevrolet 106 Accident
23. 17. Truck 02 Austin Hill United Rentals Ford 104 Brakes
24. 9. Truck 98 Grant Enfinger # Jive Toyota 75 Accident
25. 22. Truck 44 Austin Wayne Self B&D Industries/Don’t Mess With Texas Chevrolet 55 Engine
26. 30. Truck 0 Ray Ciccarelli Star Sales/Posi-Grip Chevrolet 21 Electrical
27. 29. Truck 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven2Honor.org/ThinkRealty.com Chevrolet 20 Engine
28. 27. Truck 74 Mike Harmon(i) Beaver Stripes & Custom Graphics Chevrolet 19 Brakes
29. 19. Truck 87 Joe Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 12 Electrical
30. 18. Truck 45 TJ Bell Niece Equipment Chevrolet 10 Electrical
31. 31. Truck 63 Ted Minor Shawn Magee Designs Chevrolet 6 Electrical
32. 32. Truck 57 Mike Senica Chevrolet 3 Electrical

Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 41 Mins, 04 Secs. Average Speed: 89.050 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.668 Seconds.
Race Comments: Prior to the green flag, the following truck(s) dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reason indicated: Nos. 44, 74 and 97 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A.
Caution Flags: 6 for 38 laps: Laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 3 drivers.
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 41 Mins, 04 Secs. Average Speed: 89.050 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.668 Seconds.
Duralast GT Brakes ?Brake in the Race Award? – Stage 1: Christopher Bell, #4 Stage 1 Duralast GT Brakes ?Brake in the Race Award? – Stage 2: Christopher Bell, #4 Stage 2.
Keystone Light Pole Award: Christopher Bell, #4 137.012 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #4. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #21. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cody Coughlin, #13.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Nov. 17, 2017 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
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