Christopher Bell Wins The Drivin’ For Lineman 200 At Gateway

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell won the rain delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 brought to you by Altec at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday evening.

This is the Kyle Busch Motorsport driver’s first win of 2016 and his second of his Truck Series career. Bell led 37 laps out of a total 160.

Coming up short to Bell was Ben Rhodes in the No. 41 ThorSport Racing Toyota. Rhodes led just six laps in Saturday’s race.

Daniel Hemric, Johnny Sauter and Erik Jones complete the finishing top five on the leaderboard.

Defending race winner Cole Custer finished 15th.

Current Camping World Truck Series points leader and last week’s race winner William Byron finished 17th.

The first red flag of the race was brought out on Lap 120 when Jordan Anderson, Austin Wayne Self and Jennifer Jo Cobb collected into a wreck. That red flag lasted six minutes and 38 seconds.

On Lap 150, a second red flag was brought out when Tyler Reddick got into John Hunter Nemecheck and eventually collected others with him. That red flag lasted 10 minutes and 50 seconds.

After gearing up for another restart, the third and final red flag of the race was brought out when John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher got tangled and wrecked. After the two emerged from their trucks, they exchanged words, along with fists.

After analyzing the replay and the wrestling and boxing rules books I have determined that Townley won the brief skirmish on points 8-2!  The 8 points that Townley earned were for a take down and six knuckle sandwiches delivered to Gallagher’s nostrils and eye sockets.  However, NASCAR will have the final decision and dispensation after both drivers were summoned to the NASCAR hauler for a post race conference!

The red flag for that wreck and clean up lasted 12 minutes and 49 seconds.

Saturday’s race at Gateway was delayed when rain pushed the original start time back approximately an hour.

Check out the unofficial results of the Drivin’ For Lineman 200.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.