JOLIET, Illinois—Chris Fontaine brought out the fourth caution of the race with 51 laps remaining following a solo spin.
Joey Coulter had one of the fastest trucks throughout the two practice sessions, qualified on the outside pole and remained in the top five for much of the first two-thirds of the race, but got caught up in a wreck with 44 laps left. His crew quickly repaired the damage and got him back on track (in 18th position) without losing a lap.
Four drivers were sent to the back of the field to start the race: Parker Kligerman and Chad McCumbee, both for adjustments after impound, and points leader Timothy Peters for and engine change and Johnny Sauter for missing the pre-race drivers meeting.
Several drivers reached significant milestones in their respective careers:
--Just one lap before halfway through the 150-lap event, four-time series champion Hornaday became the second driver in NCWTS history to complete 50,000 laps in his career. Hornaday finished 6th.
--Todd Bodine, who made his 200th series start, became the first driver to earn at least 200 starts in each of NASCAR's three premier series: NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, finished 18th.
--David Starr became the fifth driver in series history to reach 300 starts. Starr finished 10th.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race - American Ethanol 225
Saturday, July 21, 2012
1. (11) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 150, $44850.
2. (6) Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, 150, $32240.
3. (4) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 150, $23210.
4. (9) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 150, $17325.
5. (17) Parker Kligerman, RAM, 150, $15850.
6. (8) Cale Gale #, Chevrolet, 150, $15425.
7. (14) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 150, $14275.
8. (5) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 150, $14200.
9. (13) Jason White, Ford, 150, $14125.