Dillon Wins, Snaps Toyota’s CWTS Streak
LONG POND, Pa. – It didn’t take long for Austin Dillon to revisit Victory Lane in the Camping World Truck Series.
Dillon, making his second CWTS start of the season in Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway, held off Johnny Sauter and drove his No. 3 Yuengling Chevrolet to victory. In the process, Dillon snapped a 12-race win streak by Toyota trucks dating back to November 2013.
Two late-race accidents bunched up the field, but no one had the speed to keep up with – let alone pass – Dillon. The 24-year-old Welcome, N.C. native cherished the first non-Toyota win of 2014.
“Chevrolet’s been working really hard to get their trucks better,” Dillon said. “I think it helped out today. Hopefully, they’ll have some notes from today that can help them going forward.”
NASCAR parked Reddick with two laps to go for rough driving.
Sauter, Joey Coulter, Clint Bowyer – substituting for the injured John Wes Townley – and Ryan Blaney rounded out top five.
The first crash in the closing laps involved German Quiroga, who intentionally spun Tyler Reddick after Reddick got loose and made contact with Quiroga. Reddick exacted his revenge soon after, turning Quiroga and collecting Tyler Young in the process.
Erik Jones, Ron Hornaday Jr., Darrell Wallace Jr., Justin Lofton and Joe Nemechek completed the top 10.
Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson dominated the early portion of the race from the pole, but engine issues knocked Larson out of contention with less than 15 laps to go. He finished 18th.
Blaney kept the points lead with his top-five result, extending it to seven over Matt Crafton.