NASCAR | Charlotte Take-Aways

This past weekend at Charlotte was packed full of racing. The Camping World Truck Series raced on
Friday night. Both the Xfinity Series and the ARCA Menard Series raced Saturday, and the Cup Series
took to the track on Sunday. There was something to pay attention to in every race.

The Truck Series had a few things that caught my eye. The biggest one was the devastating crash with 20
laps to go. Trey Hutchins’ truck was stopped on the track due to hitting the wall, but no caution was
thrown. As Drew Dollar and Johnny Sauter came around the corner upon the stopped truck, Dollar was
barely able to swerve, but Sauter didn’t have a chance. Sauter’s truck was completely destroyed, looking
like a can opener pealed back the entire passenger side. Luckily, Sauter climbed out of his own accord.

Carson Hocevar got his best career finish coming in 2nd to John Hunter Nemechek. And Jack Wood, who
is competing for Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Menard Series, had his truck debut. Wood turned some
heads as he finished 15th .

Saturday’s racing was all about Ty Gibbs. Gibbs won the Xfinity race in the afternoon, earning his second
win in that series this year. Gibbs pulled double duty and also raced in the ARCA race, and totally
dominated leading every lap and earning his 4th win in that series.

Ty Gibbs takes lead late to win Xfinity race at Charlotte - The Washington  Post

But Gibbs was not the only driver to be noticed in the Xfinity race. Tyler Reddick, driving the #31 for
Jordan Anderson Racing, finished 5th . Last week Reddick finished top ten in that same car. Next week
though Josh Berry will be behind the wheel in the #31 at Mid-Ohio. Berry got his first career win earlier
this season driving for JR Motorsports. With Berry in the car, it guarantees a starting spot. Keep an eye
on Jordan Anderson Racing for the rest of the year, as this team seems to be moving in the right

Sunday history was made in the Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports getting their 269th win, passing
Petty Enterprises. Not only does HMS stand alone with the most wins, but it was done in dominate
fashion. Kyle Larson dominated the race winning all four stages and leading a race high 327 of 400 laps.

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