Written by: Sandy Terronez, follow @sandyterronez
August 30, 2015
Erik Jones scores his first series road course victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Chevrolet Silverado 250 race in his No. 4 SPORTCLIPS Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park course.
On the final lap at the 2.459-mile road course, Jones held off Alex Tagliani, whose car lost a gear on the final lap, and won his fifth Camping World Truck Series race in 32 career starts. The 19-year-old Jones is also now the Camping World championship points leader with a three point lead over Matt Crafton. Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota, ended up finishing third.
Tyler Reddick, who entered Sunday’s race the points leader, dropped to third place in points after wrecking with Gray Gaulding’s truck and finishing 19th and two laps down on the final caution of the day.
Keystone Light Pole winner and road course veteran Alex Tagliani ended up finishing 5th in his No. 29 BK Racing Ford. The Quebec native shattered the previous Pole track record with an 80.084 lap at 110.539 mph. This was Tagliani’s first Camping World Truck Series start of 2015.
Ben Kennedy and Daniel Hemric finished third and fourth respectively.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has the next two weekends off and will be heading to Chicagoland Speedway for the American Ethanol E15 225 on Friday September 18th at 8:30 pm EST on FOX Sports 1.