NASCAR »

Trucks: Scott pulls off late winning move

"The kid overdrove the corner. I watched the replay, he overdrove the corner, and he screwed up," fumed Gaughan back in pit lane. "It's pretty self-explanatory."

“First of all, I didn't want to wreck anybody,” responded Quiroga. “I think I braked too late. I could not avoid him. I tried.”

Both Gaughan and Quiroga were done for the night, but Dillon did at east get going after repairs although he still ended up classified in 15th position and dropping a place in the Truck championship standings as a result- although the repercussions weren't quite as bad as they might have been, as points leader James Buescher ended up blowing a tyre near the end of the race which left him classified two spots behind Dillon.

The clean up for the Gaughan/Quiroga required a 13 minute red flag stoppage, and Kyle Larson led at the restart on lap 115 ahead of Scott, Peters, Coulter, Buescher, Sieg, Blaney, Gale, Piquet and Truex. It looked s though the race might make it all the way to the finish without further interruption, but Buescher's blown tyre put him into the wall with less than three laps to go, and green-white-chequered conditions were duly invoked.

That gave Scott his final chance of snatching the lead - and the win - from Larson, and he took it. He admitted after the race that he'd applied something he'd picked up being on the receiving end of it earlier in the evening.

"I probably have to give a dozen roses to Ty Dillon," he explained. "He was able to get by me on a restart earlier by holding me down and driving in deep through the corner and just keeping position on me - and I learned from it!

"I just went into the corner really hard, held him down and got him a little loose," he added. "Had it not been for the caution at the end, I don't think we could have done it, he admitted: "It got a little too tight on the long run. Kyle Larson's truck was too fast. It was the only truck all day I couldn't close in on."

“I had him beat in that green-flag run,” rued Larson after following the #18 across the finish line less than a minute later. “On the restart, he took the air off my truck going into one, and I got loose.”

While a win for the 20-year-old Californian would have been something of an upset, arguably it's Scott who needed the result more. He's at the end of his Nationwide contract with Joe Gibbs Racing after next week, and the Kyle Busch Motorsport 2013 Truck seat has been signed off to Joey Coulter, leaving him casting around for openings.

“I'm on the market," admitted the 24-year-old from Boise, Idaho. "I'm looking for something. I don't know whether it's going to be Nationwide, Truck. I feel like I can still be competitive. The last two years have been rough.”




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Brian Scott, driver of the #18 Dollar General Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 9, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Cale Gale, driver of the #33 Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Chevrolet, spins on the front stretch during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 9, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brian Scott, driver of the #18 Dollar General Toyota, takes the chequered flag as he crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 9, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz. (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, poses with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jake Crum, driver of the #01 My Freedom Smokes Chevrolet, and Bryan Silas, driver of the #99 Bell Trucks America Inc. Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, and Michael Annett, driver of the #7 Allstate Peterbilt/Pilot Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, races Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Nationwide Children`s Hospital Ford Mustang Ford takes the chequered flag to win the Nationwide Children`s 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, drives the #60 Nationwide Children`s Hospital Ford Mustang Ford during the Nationwide Children`s 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Nationwide Children`s Hospital Ford Mustang Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Nationwide Children`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Nationwide Children`s Hospital Ford Mustang Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Nationwide Children`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field at the start of the Nationwide Childrens`s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.