UPDATE – Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 pm / ET: Following a last-lap accident between Carson Hocevar, Tyler Hill, and Austin Wayne Self, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
In just his ninth career start, Corey Heim is now a two-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, using an incredible launch on a NASCAR Overtime restart to propel him to the victory.
The 19-year-old started the event on pole for Saturday’s Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway, one of three first-time pole winners across NASCAR’s top-three series this weekend.
Heim made the final pass for the lead on the initial restart in NASCAR Overtime, after Christian Eckes – the race’s leader — spun the tires, stacking up the outside line and allowing Heim and teammate Chandler Smith to snag the top-two spots.
For the second time in the last three weeks, Christian Eckes would finish in the runner-up spot, with Chandler Smith, Stewart Friesen, and Johnny Sauter rounding out the top five.
Matt DiBenedetto, Derek Kraus, Ben Rhodes, Zane Smith, and Chase Purdy rounded out the top-10.
The race featured a total of 11 cautions for 54 laps, many of which threw a major wrench into the complexion of Saturday’s event.
First, it was a multi-truck accident triggered by John Hunter Nemechek and Stewart Friesen, which collected Ty Majeski, Colby Howard, Jesse Little, and Blaine Perkins.
Then, it was an accident between Grant Enfinger and Chandler Smith while battling for the race lead, that damaged both trucks significantly and eliminated their chances at the victory.
Exiting Gateway, Ben Rhodes retakes the regular-season points lead by 17 points over Chandler Smith. Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, and Stewart Friesen complete the top five in the standings, only separated by 24 points.