Brett Moffitt led half of Stage 1 in Friday night’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event, included in his laps led was the most crucial one — the final one — which pays an ever-important Playoff Point.
Moffitt held off Austin Hill to score his second Stage Win in the last two races.
Ross Chastain was third, and Todd Gilliland stumbled to fourth in Stage 1 after leading 15 laps. Gilliland looked to be heading to the Stage win, until a caution came out on lap 18 and re-racked the field.
Matt Crafton was fifth in Stage 1.
Derek Kraus, Christian Eckes, Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes and Sheldon Creed rounded out the top-10 finishers in Stage 1.
Tyler Ankrum did an incredible job in the opening laps saving his No. 26 truck from spinning in front of the field. It turned out that Ankrum had a tire that had gone down. Damage to the braking system sent Ankrum to the garage for repairs.
At the end of Stage 1, he was 38th, 19 laps off the pace and still in the garage.
Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:
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*indicates driver ineligible to score series points
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