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2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200

The 2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 was a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on May 17, 2019, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 134 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) asphalt speedway, it was the eighth race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 8 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season
Date May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 134 laps, 201 mi (323.4 km)
Pole position
Driver ThorSport Racing
Time 30.145
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports
Laps 102
Winner
No. 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

The race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is located in Concord, North Carolina. The speedway complex includes a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) quad-oval track, as well as a dragstrip and a dirt track. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR, as many race teams are based in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI), with Marcus G. Smith serving as track president.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford
4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
7 Korbin Forrister All Out Motorsports Toyota
8 Camden Murphy NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Codie Rohrbaugh Grant County Mulch Racing Chevrolet
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
14 Trey Hutchens Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet
15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet
24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota
33 Josh Reaume Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
34 Josh Bilicki (i) Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
42 Chad Finley Chad Finley Racing Chevrolet
44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
45 Ross Chastain (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
49 Stefan Parsons CMI Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Kyle Busch (i) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
56 Timmy Hill (i) Hill Motorsports Chevrolet
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
92 Timothy Peters RBR Enterprises Ford
97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford
98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Sheldon Creed was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.742 seconds and a speed of 181.561 mph (292.194 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 29.742 181.561
2 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 29.816 181.111
3 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 30.006 179.964

Final practiceEdit

Brennan Poole was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.948 seconds and a speed of 180.313 mph (290.186 km/h).[5]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 29.948 180.313
2 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.000 180.000
3 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.016 179.904

QualifyingEdit

Matt Crafton scored the pole for the race with a time of 30.145 seconds and a speed of 179.134 mph (288.288 km/h).[6]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 30.145
2 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 30.180
3 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.236
4 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.264
5 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 30.289
6 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.311
7 04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford 30.325
8 51 Kyle Busch (i) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.376
9 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 30.380
10 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.381
11 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.403
12 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 30.447
13 45 Ross Chastain (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 30.510
14 9 Codie Rohrbaugh Grant County Mulch Racing Chevrolet 30.515
15 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.520
16 49 Stefan Parsons CMI Motorsports Chevrolet 30.588
17 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 30.589
18 42 Chad Finley Chad Finley Racing Chevrolet 30.646
19 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 30.685
20 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 30.700
21 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.733
22 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 30.754
23 56 Timmy Hill (i) Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 30.760
24 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 30.816
25 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 30.905
26 8 Camden Murphy NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 30.975
27 7 Korbin Forrister All Out Motorsports Toyota 30.976
28 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 31.168
29 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 31.562
30 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 31.653
31 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 31.787
32 33 Josh Reaume Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 32.478
Did not qualify
33 92 Timothy Peters RBR Enterprises Ford 30.994
34 14 Trey Hutchens Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet 31.064
35 34 Josh Bilicki (i) Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 31.314
36 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 34.975
  • Spencer Boyd and Austin Wayne Self started at the rear for having unapproved adjustments to their trucks after qualifying.

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Matt Crafton began on pole, but was quickly overtaken by Todd Gilliland and Ben Rhodes. Natalie Decker made contact with the wall early in the race, damaging the right side of her truck and bringing out the first caution. Kyle Busch would lead most of Stage 1 but give up the win after pitting with 5 laps to go in the stage. Crafton won the stage after passing and battling Gilliland for the lead.

When Stage 2 started, Busch quickly overtook Ross Chastain and dominated, staying out when a caution occurred with 56 laps remaining due to Gus Dean spinning out and collecting Korbin Forrister and Angela Ruch. When another caution followed soon after due to debris on the track, Busch pitted and lost the lead.

Busch would chase and overtake Ben Rhodes and Johnny Sauter with 39 laps to go, ultimately winning the race as Sauter failed to keep up speed on the restart and held back some of the field. This was Busch's last truck race of 2019, making him undefeated in the season.[7][8]

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 40

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 10
2 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 9
3 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 8
4 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 7
5 45 Ross Chastain (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0
6 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 5
7 51 Kyle Busch (i) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0
8 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 3
9 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 2
10 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 1

Stage Two Laps: 40

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 0
2 45 Ross Chastain (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 0
3 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 8
4 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 7
5 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 6
6 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 5
7 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 4
8 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 3
9 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 2
10 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 54

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 8 51 Kyle Busch (i) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 0
2 17 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 134 35
3 2 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 134 44
4 5 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 134 43
5 1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 134 49
6 20 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 134 31
7 3 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 40
8 15 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 134 29
9 9 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 134 44
10 13 45 Ross Chastain (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 134 0
11 4 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 30
12 10 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 134 32
13 25 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 134 24
14 22 97 Jesse Little JJL Motorsports Ford 134 23
15 28 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 134 22
16 23 56 Timmy Hill (i) Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 134 0
17 12 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 134 21
18 18 42 Chad Finley Chad Finley Racing Chevrolet 134 19
19 6 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 133 24
20 7 04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford 133 17
21 29 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 133 16
22 30 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 133 15
23 31 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 132 14
24 16 49 Stefan Parsons CMI Motorsports Chevrolet 132 13
25 27 7 Korbin Forrister All Out Motorsports Toyota 129 12
26 19 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 123 11
27 11 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 111 10
28 32 33 Josh Reaume Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 98 9
29 14 9 Codie Rohrbaugh Grant County Mulch Racing Chevrolet 72 8
30 26 8 Camden Murphy NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 40 7
31 21 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 32 6
32 24 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 19 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Motor Speedway". May 12, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Cheek, Adam (May 14, 2019). "Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200". Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Long, Dustin (May 17, 2019). "Truck Series practice report from Charlotte". Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Gillispie, Zach (May 17, 2019). "Sheldon Creed, Brennan Poole Lead Charlotte Truck Series Practices". Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Massie, Michael (May 17, 2019). "Matt Crafton Wins Consecutive Truck Poles". Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Massie, Michael (May 17, 2019). "Kyle Busch Completes the Truck Series Sweep at Charlotte". Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Utter, Jim (May 17, 2019). "Kyle Busch goes 5-for-5 in NASCAR Trucks with Charlotte win". Retrieved May 18, 2019.


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