Spencer Boyd Wins at Talladega
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NGOTS Sugarlands Shine 200: Review Nets Boyd Win at Talladega

The Sugarlands Shine 250 at the Talladega Speedway was tame for the first stage. Matt Crafton qualified on the pole, followed by Tyler Ankrum second in his first restrictor-plate race in the NGOTS. Harrison Burton, Johnny Sauter, and Sheldon Creed rounded out the top 5 starting positions.

After only a few laps, Harrison Burton spun out, due to oil on the track from another truck. After a lengthy yellow and red flag to clean the track, the race restarted and went green until the end of the stage. Stage 1 ended with Creed, Moffitt, Chastain, JH Nemechek, Friesen, Herbst, Hill, Rhodes, Gilliland, and Ankrum as the top ten.

Brett Moffitt would lead the field to green in Stage 2 and would race for several laps without incident until Tyler Dippel spun on the backstretch. Dippel made hard contact with the outside wall and the damaged ended his day. After the cleanup, Stewart Friesen would go on to win Stage 2 and get ten more points for his Championship hopes.

In Stage 3, there was a long green-flag run, which saw both Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt, penalized for locking bumpers. After serving a pass-through penalty Moffitt and Friesen and lost all their track position. They both were relying on a caution to get back into contention.

Ross Chastain was the man to deliver that caution for them. Admitting it was his fault in his interview, Chastain cut hard left in Turn 3 and turned across the nose of Sheldon Creed. Also involved in the wreck was, Clay Greenfield, Timothy Peters, Bryan Dauzat, Codie Rohrbaugh, and Grant Enfinger.

Sheldon Creed suffered virtually no damage and lead the field to green. With a big push from Todd Gilliland, Credd managed to get a single file lead.  Johnny Sauter and Moffitt both went to the high side looking to gain ground on the leader. After an aggressive block from Gilliland that shuffled up the inside line, Gus Dean got turned coming off Turn 2 and smashed hard into the inside wall coming to rest on the backstretch. This caution set up an overtime scenario with 3 laps to go.

Creed would again lead the field to the green, with help from Harrison Burton. Creed went to the bottom and Brett Moffitt pounced and muscled his way into position, blocking Burton nearly in the outside wall in Tri-Oval. Johnny Sauter grabbed the lead on the backstretch of the final lap and looked to be solidly in a position to win. When the field reached the exit of Turn 4 Riley Herbst. Spencer Boyd and Grant Enfinger made a last-minute charge to pass Sauter. Doing everything to win, Sauter blocked Herbst below the yellow line, almost into the grass. Immediately after blocking Herbst, Sauter soared high to block the advance of Boyd.

Sauter would cross the line first and looked to be the winner of the Sugarlands Shine 250. However, after a short review from NASCAR, Sauter was penalized for his block of Herbst, and Spencer Boyd was declared the winner. This is Boyd’s first win in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

 

Nate Zimmerly
Nate Zimmerly is the Co-Owner of FifthTurn.com, which covers all things NASCAR. He loves NASCAR Racing more than he probably should and works full-time at Chick-fil-A to support his addictions to NASCAR and DraftKings.

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