Reddick claims victory,
narrows points deficit
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Tyler Reddick celebrates his win at Dover International Speeway Friday with a victory lap.
DOVER, Del.—It was a busy day early for the tow trucks at Dover International Speedway, but when it was all said and done, Tyler Reddick was victorious, cutting his points deficit by seven points.
Reddick claimed his second career victory in the Camping World Truck Series, his first coming at Daytona earlier this year. The win was the third for Brad Keselowski Motorsports in 2015 and seventh overall for the organization.
Reddick moved into second overall in points, 11 points off of championship standings leader Matt Crafton, who finished fifth.
“We worked really hard Thursday to better our truck, and overnight, we put together a better truck for Friday,” Reddick said post-race. “…I knew we had a top-five truck starting the race, and we just ended up being in a position to put our Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F150 in victory lane.”
The first 106 laps saw seven cautions for 30 laps, beginning with an incident involving Jennifer Jo Cobb and Reddick on lap 15. Cobb, who appeared frustrated with Reddick following the incident, jumped out of her truck, running up the track to show her displeasure. NASCAR called Cobb to the hauler following her release from the infield care center. No word as of publication on any penalties.
THROUGH THE FIELD
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Tyler Reddick celebrates in victory lane after his second victory of the 2015 season.
On lap 34, Jessie Little in the No. 97 made contact with the No. 15 of Mason Mingus, which triggered a five truck incident and some upset words from Mingus. Mingus blamed Little for the incident, saying he was too aggressive too early. Little, making his first career start at The Monster Mile, acknowledged his fault, more upset that his first career start ended so quickly.
In the second half of the race, the No. 17 of Timothy Peters slammed the turn 2 wall on lap 137, and brought out the caution for the final time. The leaders pitted and following the restart, Jones took a commanding lead from Reddick. Reddick stayed focused, and stayed with Jones until he made his move with 8 laps to go while battling in lapped traffic. Suarez made his move a few laps later around Jones, as Reddick pulled away and won by over a second.
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Timothy Peters (17) races Cole Custer at Dover International Speedway.
Cole Custer, who led 67 laps earlier in the race, made an unscheduled pit stop from fourth position for fuel, and ended up two laps down in 13th. Custer also had a run in with Ben Kennedy during the final round of pit stops. Kennedy finished 6th.