Todd Gilliland won his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Gilliland’s No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota passed Ross Chastain on Lap 191 and held the lead after a late final restart into overtime.
“It feels amazing. This place is really hard to win at. This Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra is not as pretty as we hoped it would be when we crossed the start-finish line, but man, it looks even better with water and Gatorade on it. Can’t thank JBL, Toyota, all the fans enough. Thank you guys for sitting around. I think that was a good finish. I don’t really know. Luckily we were out front. Just wish we could’ve been a little bit faster all weekend, but as a driver that’s what you always hope for and this thing was fast enough today.” Gilliland said.
Johnny Sauter finished third, Grant Enfinger fourth and Timmy Hill finished fifth.
The playoff contenders Brett Moffitt, Austin Hill and Tyler Ankrum were involved in wrecks and Matt Crafton had to change a battery and computer system on lap 81. Crafton finished 23rd, Ankrum was 25th, Austin Hill 26th and Moffitt was the lowest-finishing playoff contender in the 29th position.
“We had a good Tundra. We were just kind of hanging around there in 10th. We kept on getting shuffled back and getting moved out of the way. We had good speed. I know a lot of guys are having a lot of issues right now. I know Matt (Crafton) and I know (Austin) Hill. Those were really the two guys we were racing around the bubble and so was the 45 (Ross Chastain). We’ll see when we head to Phoenix.” Ankrum said.
The series heads to ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150 on Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m. ET.
The four highest-ranked playoff drivers after ISM Raceway will battle for the NGOTS championship on Friday, Nov. 15, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Series standings after Martinsville:
1 Brett Moffitt (P) 3107
2 Stewart Friesen (P) 3097
3 Ross Chastain (P) 3082
4 Austin Hill (P) 3071
5 Matt Crafton (P) 3062
6 Tyler Ankrum # (P) 3056
Race Results for the 21st Annual NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 – Saturday, October 26, 2019
Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, VA – 0.526 – Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 201 Laps – 105.726 Miles
|1||11||4||Todd Gilliland||Mobil 1 Toyota||201||0||0||0||40||Running|
|2||12||45||Ross Chastain (P)||CarShield Chevrolet||201||10||4||0||43||Running|
|3||6||13||Johnny Sauter||Tenda Heal Ford||201||5||8||0||43||Running|
|4||9||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing/Curb Records Ford||201||9||2||0||44||Running|
|5||22||56||Timmy Hill(i)||Southern Freight Services Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||0||Running|
|6||7||52||Stewart Friesen (P)||Halmar International Chevrolet||201||8||10||0||35||Running|
|7||10||8||John Hunter Nemechek(i)||Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||0||Running|
|8||19||30||Danny Bohn||Big Machine/Brantley Gilbert Toyota||201||0||9||0||31||Running|
|9||24||44||Jeb Burton(i)||State Water Heaters/Alsco Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||0||Running|
|10||18||9||Codie Rohrbaugh||Grant County Mulch Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||27||Running|
|11||14||2||Sheldon Creed #||Chevy Cares Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||26||Running|
|12||25||3||Jordan Anderson||Fueled by Fans Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||25||Running|
|14||16||12||Gus Dean #||Mid-atlantic Wrecker Service Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||23||Running|
|15||23||20||Spencer Boyd||Ororo Heated Apparel Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||22||Running|
|16||8||99||Ben Rhodes||Havoline/Dish Fish Ford||201||3||0||0||29||Running|
|17||1||51||Christian Eckes||SiriusXM Toyota||201||2||5||0||35||Running|
|18||3||18||Harrison Burton #||Safelite AutoGlass Toyota||201||6||0||0||24||Running|
|19||20||22||Austin Wayne Self||GO TEXAN Chevrolet||201||0||0||0||18||Running|
|20||15||15||Tanner Gray||Valvoline/Durst Toyota||201||0||0||0||17||Running|
|21||28||49||Ray Ciccarelli||CMI Motorsports Chevrolet||199||0||0||0||16||Running|
|22||26||54||Natalie Decker||N29 Technologies LLC Toyota||199||0||0||0||15||Running|
|23||4||88||Matt Crafton (P)||Black Label Bacon/Menards Ford||193||4||0||0||21||Running|
|24||30||6||Norm Benning||H & H Transport Chevrolet||163||0||0||0||13||Accident|
|25||5||17||Tyler Ankrum # (P)||Factory Canopies/Cometic Toyota||133||7||0||0||16||Accident|
|26||17||16||Austin Hill (P)||Ibaraki Toyopet Toyota||127||0||3||0||19||Accident|
|27||31||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet||127||0||0||0||10||Axle|
|28||21||21||Sam Mayer||Manpower Chevrolet||122||0||1||0||19||Accident|
|29||2||24||Brett Moffitt (P)||CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet||122||1||7||0||22||Accident|
|30||13||2||Tyler Dippel||Lobas! Productions Chevrolet||121||0||6||0||12||Accident|
|31||29||34||Josh Reaume||Levrack Toyota||37||0||0||0||6||Brakes|
|32||32||0||Cody McMahan||Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet||0||0||0||0||5||Engine|