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2019 Sugarlands Shine 250

The 2019 Sugarlands Shine 250 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on October 12, 2019, at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Contested over 94 laps on the 2.66 mile (4.28 km) superspeedway, it was the 20th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, fourth race of the Playoffs, and first race of the Round of 6.

2019 Sugarlands Shine 250
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 20 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season
Date October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)
Location Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 94 laps, 250.04 mi (402.4 km)
Pole position
Driver ThorSport Racing
Time 52.928
Most laps led
Driver Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing
Laps 28
Winner
No. 20 Spencer Boyd Young's Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

BackgroundEdit

TrackEdit

 
Talladega Superspeedway, the track where the race was held

Talladega Superspeedway, formerly known as Alabama International Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. A tri-oval, the track was constructed in 1969 by the International Speedway Corporation, a business controlled by the France family. Talladega is most known for its steep banking. The track currently hosts NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Talladega is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66-mile-long (4.28 km) tri-oval like the Daytona International Speedway, which is a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km).

Entry listEdit

PracticeEdit

First practiceEdit

Austin Hill was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 49.857 seconds and a speed of 193.115 mph (310.788 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 49.857 193.115
2 68 Clay Greenfield Clay Greenfield Motorsports Toyota 49.611 193.022
3 87 Timothy Peters NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 49.630 192.948
Official first practice results

Final practiceEdit

Harrison Burton was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 50.646 seconds and a speed of 189.077 mph (304.290 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Harrison Burton Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 50.646 189.077
2 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 50.656 189.040
3 17 Tyler Ankrum DGR-Crosley Toyota 50.670 188.988
Official final practice results

QualifyingEdit

Matt Crafton scored the pole for the race with a time of 52.928 seconds and a speed of 180.925 mph (291.171 km/h).[5]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 52.928
2 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 52.941
3 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 53.097
4 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 53.149
5 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 53.183
6 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 53.223
7 51 Riley Herbst Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 53.248
8 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 53.291
9 7 Korbin Forrister All Out Motorsports Toyota 53.357
10 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 53.385
11 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 53.520
12 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 53.567
13 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 53.664
14 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 53.707
15 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 53.827
16 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 53.882
17 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 53.904
18 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 53.937
19 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 53.946
20 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 54.044
21 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 54.073
22 87 Timothy Peters NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 54.088
23 28 Bryan Dauzat FDNY Racing Chevrolet 54.100
24 68 Clay Greenfield Clay Greenfield Motorsports Toyota 54.289
25 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 54.360
26 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 54.569
27 8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 54.665
28 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 55.019
29 33 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 55.426
30 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 55.501
31 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 55.858
32 34 Jesse Iwuji Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 56.008

. – Playoffs driver

RaceEdit

SummaryEdit

Matt Crafton started on pole, but was overtaken by Todd Gilliland in the second lap. Johnny Sauter took the lead afterwards, but also lost it, to Sheldon Creed. The first caution occurred when Harrison Burton spun in the tri-oval. Creed maintained the lead and won Stage 1.

Ross Chastain took the lead, but Tyler Dippel wrecked and brought out a caution. During stage 2, Moffitt and Friesen were found to be locking bumpers, causing NASCAR officials to force them to take a pass-through penalty. Both teams and some of the broadcasters disagreed with NASCAR’s assessment. Stewart Friesen won Stage 2 after passing Brett Moffitt and Austin Hill.

On lap 87, a large wreck occurred that took out Chastain after he turned across Creed's nose while trying to maintain his lead. In the final lap, Spencer Boyd blocked Sauter and Riley Herbst, but Sauter crossed the line first. After NASCAR reviewed the footage, they deemed that Boyd's block caused Sauter and Herbst to go below the yellow line. The race win was ultimately given to Boyd, while Sauter was demoted to 14th place.

Chastain and Tyler Ankrum left the race below the cutoff point for the playoffs. Due to Boyd's win, none of the other playoffs drivers were locked into the final round.

Stage ResultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 10
2 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 9
3 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0
5 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 6
6 51 Riley Herbst Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 5
7 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 4
8 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 3
9 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 2
10 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 1

Stage Two Laps: 20

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 10
2 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 9
3 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 8
4 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 7
5 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 6
6 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 5
7 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 3
9 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 2
10 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 1

Final Stage ResultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 54

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 25 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 98 40
2 6 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 98 39
3 7 51 Riley Herbst Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 98 39
4 8 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 98 51
5 10 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 98 48
6 13 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 98 35
7 2 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 98 35
8 1 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 98 30
9 5 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 98 45
10 14 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 98 27
11 3 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 98 26
12 15 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 98 28
13 9 7 Korbin Forrister All Out Motorsports Toyota 98 24
14 4 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 98 29
15 16 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 97 25
16 19 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 97 21
17 23 28 Bryan Dauzat FDNY Racing Chevrolet 97 20
18 31 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 96 19
19 32 34 Jesse Iwuji Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 96 18
20 20 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 92 21
21 30 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 90 16
22 17 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 87 23
23 22 87 Timothy Peters NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 14
24 11 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 87 13
25 24 68 Clay Greenfield Clay Greenfield Motorsports Toyota 87 12
26 18 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 81 11
27 28 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 79 10
28 26 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 72 9
29 12 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 69 17
30 27 8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 30 0
31 21 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 29 6
32 29 33 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 8 5

. – Playoffs driver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Talladega Superspeedway". October 5, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Tomlinson, Joy (October 8, 2019). "Entry List: Sugarlands Shine 250". Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Roller, Josh (October 11, 2019). "Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Pace Truck Series Practices at Talladega". Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Kristl, Mark (October 12, 2019). "Matt Crafton Wins Talladega Truck Pole". Retrieved October 13, 2019.
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