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The Lights went Down at ZOOMTOWN causing the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 to Finish Under a Red Flag

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International Raceway

Avondale, ARIZ. (November 7, 2014) – Qualifying for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 kicked off Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway.  The No. 51 Dollar General Toyota driven by Erik Jones would take the pole for Friday night’s race under the lights at ZOOMTOWN, USA, setting a new track record after putting down a 25.562 second lap.  Matt Crafton, Ben Kennedy, Ben Rhodes and Joey Coulter would round out the top five on the starting grid.

Just prior to the start of the start of the race, the infield lights at Phoenix International Raceway went dark as a power outage hit approximately 2,000 homes in the West Valley.  The outage caused over an hour delay in the start of the Lucas Oil 150.

Finally taking the checkered flag, the field would see the caution lights before the leaders could make it through turn 2 as the race trucks of John Wes Townley, Justin Jennings, Bryan Silas and German Quiroga collided in a chain reaction crash on the front strait.  The No. 05 Zaxby Toyota of John Wes Townly would take the bring of the damage, sending him back to the garage after less than one lap.  It would take some 16 laps to clean the fluids off the track.

Among others, the No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet of Joey Coulter would spin and hit the outside wall in turn 3. Coulter’s wreck took him out of Friday’s race.  The No. 9 Gunbroker.com Brennan Newberry would spin through turn 4 late in the race.  Newberry was fortunate enough not to make contact with the walls during his spin.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International RacewayNASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 would start late due to the infield lights going down during a power outage.  It also ended early due to the same issue.  With just 26 laps left in the 150 lap race around the one mile tri-oval, the power would once again go down, darkening the track to conditions too dangerous for racing and causing NASCAR to wave the red flag and end the race.  When the flag was thrown, the No. 51 Dollar General Toyota of Erik Jones was in the lead and would take the win in the 2014 Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150.  The No. 88 Menards Toyota of Matt Crafton took second while the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet of Cole Custer rounded out the top three.

The No. 51 Dollar General Toyota and Erik Jones not only took the pole, but dominated the race and ultimately took the win Friday night.  The No. 88 Menards Toyota of Matt Crafton qualified 2nd and finished 2nd after the red flag was thrown. Cole Custer crossed the line in 3rd place in the Haas Automation Chevrolet.  With two wins under his belt in the 2014 season, Matt Crafton heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader.

Racing at ZOOMTOWN, USA continues through Sunday.  NASCAR’s Nationwide Series DAV 200 begins at 2:00 PM Arizona time, just after the Sprint Cup Series final practice.  Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 starts at 1:00 PM Arizona time.

For more information abut how you can attend one the NASCAR races this weekend, please visit their website at  www.phoeninternationalraceway.com.

Scroll down to check out some of the action on the track at ZOOMTOWN, USA on Friday night.

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