William Byron won an exciting 16th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, his 1st win in 5 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Started from 2nd place Truck 9 William Byron Liberty University Toyota won the 16th Annual Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is Byron’s 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in 2016 & this is his 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in one races at Kansas Speedway. William Byron was the highest finishing rookie. 2nd Place Truck 88 Matt Crafton IdealDoor/Menards Toyota, started from 13th place posted his 8th Top 10 finish in 16 races at Kansas Speedway. It is Crafton’s 3rd Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Oakmont Management Group Ford, started from 9th place posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, takes the checkered flag during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, takes the checkered flag during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

4th Place Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, started from 5th place followed by 5th place Truck 24 Clint Bowyer Georgia Boot/5-hour Energy/Visine Chevrolet, started from 16th place. 6th Place Truck 81 Ryan Truex Aquastar Toyota, started from 21st place followed by 7th place Truck 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Chevrolet, started from 4th place. 8th Place 8. Truck 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota, started from 8th place followed by 9th place Truck 33 Ben Kennedy Weber Grill Chevrolet, started from 11th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 32nd. Timothy Peters leads the point standings by 8 points over Daniel Hemric.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, comes in for a pit stop during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, comes in for a pit stop during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The race had 11 Cautions for 47 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 3 for Truck 98 Rico Abreu Safelite Toyota incident Turn 1. 2nd Caution on lap 45 for Caution Clock expiration. 3rd Caution on lap 50 for Truck 05 John Wes Townley Jive Communications Chevrolet, Truck 8 John H Nemechek Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet, Truck 92 Parker Kligerman BTS Tre/Sld Rck Crrrs/Advnce Auto Prts Ford crash in Turn 4.
4th Caution on lap 60 for Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet incident Turn 3. 5th Caution on lap 66 for Truck 8 John H Nemechek Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet incident Turn 1. 6th Caution on lap 73 for Truck 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet, Truck 86 Brandon Brown Coastal Carolina University Chevrolet crash in Turn 2. 7th Caution on lap 79 for Truck 66 Jordan Anderson DoodyCalls/Telco Connect Chevrolet, Truck 71 Mike Bliss American Club Chevrolet crash in Turn 2. 8th Caution on lap 122 for Caution Clock expiration. 9th Caution on lap 131 for Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet incident Turn 1. 10th Caution on lap 165 for Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford spin backstretch.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications Chevrolet, leads the field to green during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications Chevrolet, leads the field to green during the NASCAR Camping World Truck

The race had 19 Lead Changes among 9 drivers: Lap Leaders: J. Townley 0; T. Reddick 1-6; J. Townley 7; T. Reddick 8-44; C. Hayley 45-46; T. Reddick 47-56; B. Rhodes # 57; T. Reddick 58-60; B. Rhodes # 61-63; J. Sauter 64-68; B. Rhodes # 69; J. Sauter 70-72; C. Bell # 73-76; M. Crafton 77-128; T. Peters 129; M. Crafton 130-134; W. Byron # 135-167; C. Bell # 168; J. Sauter 169; W. Byron # 170;. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): M. Crafton 2 times for 57 laps; T. Reddick 4 times for 56 laps; W. Byron # 2 times for 34 laps; J. Sauter 3 times for 9 laps; C. Bell # 2 times for 5 laps; B. Rhodes # 3 times for 5 laps; C. Hayley 1 time for 2 laps; T. Peters 1 time for 1 lap; J. Townley 1 time for 1 lap.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: Trucks race during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Trucks race during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Top 10 in Points: T. Peters – 103; D. Hemric – 95; R. Truex – 93; T. Young – 89; J. Nemechek – 88; M. Crafton – 88; W. Byron # – 87; S. Gallagher – 85; B. Brown – 83; P. Kligerman – 82.

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: Tyler Reddick, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Tyler Reddick, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ford, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota

An exciting finish!
Driving Truck 9 William Byron Liberty University Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Byron was in 3rd place Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Chevrolet led Truck 41 Ben Rhodes Operation BBQ Relief Toyota into Turn 3 on the final lap of overtime. Rhodes drove hard to the inside of Sauter, clipped the left rear quarter panel of Sauter’s truck and sent both vehicles spinning toward the outside wall. When NASCAR threw the 11th caution of the race, Byron had the lead, and two-time series champion Matt Crafton was running 2nd.

William Byron said “It was crazy the last couple of restarts, and I had the lead there on the green-flag run, and I was really just praying for no cautions, but you have to earn it,”

“And my crew chief, Rudy Fugle, really told me about that on all the restarts. He’s like, ‘This is how you earn it,’ so I just can’t thank Liberty University enough. This is a dream come true. I was six years old watching Truck races. Didn’t start racing until I was 14, and just to be in a Toyota Tundra like this is amazing.”

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 4
Unofficial Race Results for the 16Th Annual Toyota Tundra 250 – Friday, May 6, 2016
Kansas Speedway – Kansas City, KS – 1.5 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 170 Laps – 255 Miles

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Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Truck 9 William Byron # Liberty University Toyota 170 Running
2. 13. Truck 88 Matt Crafton IdealDoor/Menards Toyota 170 Running
3. 9. Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Oakmont Management Group Ford 170 Running
4. 5. Truck 4 Christopher Bell # JBL Toyota 170 Running
5. 16. Truck 24 Clint Bowyer(i) Georgia Boot/5-hour Energy/Visine Chevrolet 170 Running
6. 21. Truck 81 Ryan Truex Aquastar Toyota 170 Running
7. 4. Truck 00 Cole Custer # Haas Automation Chevrolet 170 Running
8. 8. Truck 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 170 Running
9. 11. Truck 33 Ben Kennedy Weber Grill Chevrolet 170 Running
10. 32. Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Alamo Chevrolet 170 Running
11. 20. Truck 02 Tyler Young Interlock Tech Solutions/Randco Chevrolet 170 Running
12. 22. Truck 86 Brandon Brown Coastal Carolina University Chevrolet 170 Running
13. 3. Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford 170 Running
14. 7. Truck 11 Matt Tifft # Toyota 170 Running
15. 25. Truck 07 BJ McLeod(i) Chevrolet 170 Running
16. 12. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Chevrolet 170 Running
17. 17. Truck 71 Mike Bliss American Club Chevrolet 170 Running
18. 10. Truck 41 Ben Rhodes # Operation BBQ Relief Toyota 169 Running
19. 15. Truck 13 Cameron Hayley Cabinets by Hayley Toyota 169 Running
20. 24. Truck 50 Travis Kvapil Gas Buddy Chevrolet 169 Running
21. 27. Truck 49 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 168 Running
22. 31. Truck 98 Rico Abreu Safelite Toyota 167 Running
23. 26. Truck 63 Bobby Pierce Champion Oil/Vatterott College Chevrolet 167 Running
24. 28. Truck 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Mark One Electric Chevrolet 164 Running
25. 29. Truck 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Technical Solutions Toyota 161 Running
26. 1. Truck 05 John Wes Townley Jive Communications Chevrolet 149 Running
27. 14. Truck 51 Cody Coughlin # JEGS Toyota 145 Running
28. 6. Truck 8 John H Nemechek Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet 141 Running
29. 23. Truck 66 Jordan Anderson DoodyCalls/Telco Connect Chevrolet 82 Accident
30. 30. Truck 1 Ryan Ellis(i) CorvetteParts.net/ZAK Products Chevrolet 52 Suspension
31. 18. Truck 92 Parker Kligerman BTS Tre/Sld Rck Crrrs/Advnce Auto Prts Ford 48 Accident
32. 19. Truck 44 Tommy Joe Martins Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet 26 Suspension

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following trucks dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 21 (unapproved adjustments), 23 (damage) and 81 (engine). Failed to Qualify: (2) 6 Norm Benning, 74 Mike Harmon(i). Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 00 Secs. Average Speed: 108.511 MPH. Margin of Victory: Caution.

Keystone Light Pole Award : John Wes Townley, #05 177.253 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Triad. Racing Technologies (TRT), #88. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: William Byron, #9. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron, #9.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: May. 13, 2016 – Dover International Speedway

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