BOWMANVILLE, Ont. — The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made the annual trip to Canada to open up their 2018 Playoffs at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Despite missing the playoffs, Todd Gilliland seemed almost destined to win his first career truck series race Sunday at CTMP. Taking the lead on Lap 54 from Johnny Sauter, it was smooth sailing for Gilliland, until a late-race caution set up a thrilling NASCAR Overtime battle with his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate and playoff driver Noah Gragson. Gragson, who won both previous stages, dove to pass Gilliland in the final turn.
In similar shades to the move made by Chase Elliott in the 2013 race, the contact sent both Gragson and Gilliland spinning. The two trucks blocked the racetrack, causing a massive pile up coming to the checkered flag. The ensuing carnage allowed fellow playoff driver Justin Haley to sneak through the wreckage and lock in his Round of 6 spot with a win in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
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