07/18 22:31 CDT Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora
Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora
ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) --- Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at
Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in his first Truck start
since taking the season finale last year at Homestead. He drove the No. 27 Ford
for Sandusky-based ThorSport Racing, finishing 0.38 seconds ahead of teammate
"This is our Daytona for dirt guys," Briscoe said.
Stewart Friesen was third in the half-mile oval, followed by 2017 race winner
Matt Crafton, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, John Hunter Nemechek, Logan Seavey,
Justin Haley and Nick Hoffman.
Briscoe took the lead from Seavey on a restart with five laps left, with a
wreck in the backstretch then bringing out the final caution. Briscoe started
the two-lap shootout in the bottom lane and managed to fend off Enfinger.
After having a caution wipe out a four-second lead, Seavey held the lead on a
restart with 14 laps to go, but couldn't keep up with Briscoe and Enfinger when
the race went back to green for the final time.
Briscoe also won the second stage. Ben Rhodes, the winner last week in
Kentucky, took the first stage, but overshot a corner and hit the wall early in
the second. He ended up 29th in the 32-truck field.
Series points leader Johnny Sauter finished 16th.
Cup driver Ryan Newman was 30th.