Rookie Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 3rd Annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200, at Gateway Motorsports Park.

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, celebrates with his team in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, celebrates with his team in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

Starting from 9th place rookie Truck 4 Christopher Bell Toyota Toyota won the 3rd Annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200, his 2nd win in 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is his 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2016. It is also Bell’s 1st win on asphalt. His first career win came at the Eldora Speedway dirt track, last year. With the win, Kyle Busch Motorsports ties Roush Fenway Racing for the all-time series wins lead, with 50 victories. 2nd Place Truck 41 Ben Rhodes Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, started from pole scored his career-best finish. It is his 4th Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Draw-Tite Ford, started from 13th place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in two races at Gateway Motorsports Park.

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, puts the winner sticker on his truck in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, puts the winner sticker on his truck in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

4th Place Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Alamo Chevrolet, started from 2nd place followed by 5th place Truck 51 Erik Jones JEGS/Auburn Gear Toyota, started from 17th place. 6th Place Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet, started from 4th place followed by 7th place Truck 11 German Quiroga Red Horse Racing Toyota, started from 5th place. 8th Place Truck 24 Kaz Grala Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, started from 16th place followed by 9th place Truck 33 Ben Kennedy Wheelwell Chevrolet, started from 12th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Truck 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota, in 10th place, started from 21st place.

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

The race had 9 Cautions for 44 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 16 for Oil on track from Truck 63 Jake Griffin Vatterott College/Mittler Bros./Ski Soda Chevrolet. 2nd Caution on lap 26 for Truck 13 Cameron Hayley Cabinets by Hayley Toyota, Truck 51 Erik Jones JEGS/Auburn Gear Toyota crash in turn 3. 3rd Caution on lap 66 for Caution clock expiration. 4th Caution on lap 73 for Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Draw-Tite Ford, Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford crash in turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 114 for Caution clock expiration. 6th Caution on lap 120 for Truck 1 Jennifer Jo Cobb PitStopsForHope.org Chevrolet, Truck 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Truck 66 Jordan Anderson Columbia SC – Famously Hot Chevrolet crash in turn 3 [Red Flag: Lap 120, 6:38]]. 7th Caution on lap 145 for Truck 05 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s/Jive Communications Chevrolet, Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet crash in turn 1. 8th Caution on lap 150 for Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet, Truck 9 William Byron # Liberty University Toyota, Truck 11 German Quiroga Red Horse Racing Toyota, Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet, Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford, Truck 41 Ben Rhodes Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, Truck 88 Matt Crafton Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota a big crash in turn 4 [Red Flag: Lap, 150, 10:50]. 9th Caution on lap 155 for Truck 05 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s/Jive Communications Chevrolet, Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet crash in turn 1 [Red Flag: Lap 155, 12:49].

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

The race had 10 Lead Changes among 6 drivers: Lap Leaders: B. Rhodes # 0; J. Sauter 1-26; T. Reddick 27-67; J. Anderson 68; W. Byron # 69-115; J. Sauter 116-118; C. Bell # 119-148; B. Rhodes # 149-152; C. Bell # 153-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): W. Byron # 1 time for 47 laps; T. Reddick 1 time for 41 laps; C. Bell # 2 times for 38 laps; J. Sauter 2 times for 29 laps; B. Rhodes # 2 times for 4 laps; J. Anderson 1 time for 1 lap.

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, races during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, races during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

Top 10 in Points: W. Byron # – 226; M. Crafton – 225; T. Peters – 221; D. Hemric – 216; J. Sauter – 204; J. Nemechek – 192; B. Kennedy – 192; T. Reddick – 191; C. Bell # – 185; B. Rhodes # – 181.

MADISON, IL - JUNE 25: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 Toyota Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, 2016 in Madison, Illinois.

It was an exciting race but the fight is what got the most attention. Truck 05 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s/Jive Communications Chevrolet & Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet had contact on track in their cars & then in a fight.

Infraction Date Track Team Level Infraction Penalty/Warning

6/25/16 (race) Gateway No. 05 Behavioral Sections 12-1; 12.8.1 c Notes: Involved in a
physical altercation with another Competitor on the race track during a caution period.
Driver (John Wes Townley) has been fined $15,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31

6/25/16 (race) Gateway No. 23 Behavioral Sections 12-1; 12.8.1 c Notes: Involved in a
physical altercation with another Competitor on the race track during a caution period.
Driver (Spencer Gallagher) has been fined $12,500 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the 3Rd Annual Drivin’ For Linemen 200 – Saturday, June 25, 2016
Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, IL – 1.25 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 160 Laps – 200 Miles

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Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Truck 4 Christopher Bell # Toyota Toyota 160 Running
2. 1. Truck 41 Ben Rhodes # Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota 160 Running
3. 13. Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Draw-Tite Ford 160 Running
4. 2. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Alamo Chevrolet 160 Running
5. 17. Truck 51 Erik Jones(i) JEGS/Auburn Gear Toyota 160 Running
6. 4. Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet 160 Running
7. 5. Truck 11 German Quiroga Red Horse Racing Toyota 160 Running
8. 16. Truck 24 Kaz Grala Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 160 Running
9. 12. Truck 33 Ben Kennedy Wheelwell Chevrolet 160 Running
10. 21. Truck 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 160 Running
11. 24. Truck 66 Jordan Anderson Columbia SC – Famously Hot Chevrolet 160 Running
12. 25. Truck 50 Travis Kvapil Linewar/Elite Fleet Services/IBEW #2 Chevrolet 160 Running
13. 19. Truck 02 Tyler Young Randco/Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet 160 Running
14. 23. Truck 98 Rico Abreu # Safelite Auto Glass/Curb Records Toyota 160 Running
15. 8. Truck 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Chevrolet 160 Running
16. 20. Truck 07 Shane Lee Lee Boy Chevrolet 160 Running
17. 3. Truck 9 William Byron # Liberty University Toyota 160 Running
18. 27. Truck 44 Tommy Joe Martins Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet 160 Running
19. 28. Truck 49 Spencer Boyd Wilkerson Automotive Inc. Chevrolet 160 Running
20. 30. Truck 71 Enrique Contreras American Club Chevrolet 160 Running
21. 15. Truck 32 Justin Haley Braun Auto Group Chevrolet 156 Running
22. 11. Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet 153 Accident
23. 18. Truck 05 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s/Jive Communications Chevrolet 150 Accident
24. 10. Truck 13 Cameron Hayley Cabinets by Hayley Toyota 150 Running
25. 7. Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford 149 Accident
26. 6. Truck 81 Ryan Truex AISIN Toyota 149 Running
27. 14. Truck 88 Matt Crafton Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota 148 Accident
28. 26. Truck 22 Austin Wayne Self # AM Technical Solutions Toyota 118 Accident
29. 29. Truck 1 Jennifer Jo Cobb PitStopsForHope.org Chevrolet 113 Accident
30. 22. Truck 63 Jake Griffin Vatterott College/Mittler Bros./Ski Soda Chevrolet 14 Engine
31. 32. Truck 10 Caleb Roark Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet 7 Vibration
32. 31. Truck 86 Brandon Brown CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet 0 Engine

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following truck dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 98 (backup truck). Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 14 Mins, 48 Secs. Average Speed: 89.021 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.275 Seconds.

Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Engines, #4 Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Christopher Bell, #4. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Christopher Bell, #4.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Jul. 7, 2016 – Kentucky Speedway

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