“We got that caution there at the end, and you can’t pass on the outside in Martinsville – and I did it,” Gragson said. “To be racing here in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, it’s a privilege, and all those hours of hard work, I knew I could get it done. I’ve known it this whole year, and I told myself I’m going to get that trophy today, and that’s what we did.”
John Hunter Nemechek crashed out after 37 laps do to brake failure, Gragson held off Sauter during a 38-lap green-flag run that preceded the final caution. Sauter tapped the rear bumper of the rookie throughout the run, Gragson held the position.
“Those last like 40 laps with Johnny Sauter being off my back bumper, he did that earlier to that to us in the spring, and I wasn’t going to let him pass me again like that,” Gragson said.
Matt Crafton was 2nd, Johnny Sauter 3rd. Harrison Burton was 4th, Todd Gilliland was 5th, followed by Stewart Friesen 6th and Kaz Grala 7th. Christopher Bell was 8th, Ben Rhodes 9th and Austin Cindric 10th.
Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who finished second and third