Austin Dillon started from the pole and won his first career Truck Series race on Sunday at Iowa Speedway. Dillon held off Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish to become the second-youngest driver to win a Truck Series race behind Kyle Busch.
Dillon dominated the race by leading the race high of 187 laps. Dillon, the grandson of owner Richard Childress put the famous No. 3 in victory lane for the second week in a row. Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed the Wrangler No. 3 in victory lane last Friday night at Daytona.
Dillon appeared to easily have the race in hand, until a late caution flag with 3 laps to go setup one last restart. Dillon took the outside line and easily pulled away in the final laps as the other drivers battled behind him.
Matt Crafton finished third, Ken Schrader fourth and James Buescher finished fifth.
Todd Bodine, Brian Ickler and Ron Hornaday were caught up in a wreck around the half way point of the race. Bodine was not pleased with Ickler before the next restart and bumped him from behind. NASCAR black flagged him and he was given a pass through penalty.
“I don’t know if we had anything for the 3 truck, but we were running pretty good and just got wrecked by the 30 (Bofine) and pretty much rode out the rest of the race. These kinds of races are a little tough to bear, but we’ll be back at it in five days, and that’s a good thing.” Ickler said.
Bodine finished 17th and holds an 88 point lead over Aric Almirola in the series standings.
Almirola blew a front tire and hit the wall just 76 laps into the race and finished 28th. “I blew a right front. It shows you how easy in this sport it is to go from the top to the bottom.” Almirola said.
Timothy Peters blew an engine halfway through the race and finished 27th. “The engine just let go. It started popping there about five laps before it actually let go. I can’t complain. Joey Arrington and everybody at Arrington do us a great job week in and week out. That’s racing.” Peters said.
Unofficial Race Results Lucas Oil 200 presented by SPEED on Mediacom July 11, 2010 – Race 10 of 25
|1||1||3||Austin Dillon *||Chevrolet||195||10||205||Running|
|14||16||21||Chris Eggleston *||Dodge||126||5||205||Running|
|15||11||7||Justin Lofton *||Toyota||118||0||203||Running|
|18||29||47||Brett Butler *||Chevrolet||109||0||200||Running|
|21||31||6||J C Stout||Chevrolet||100||0||199||Running|
|25||26||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb *||Ford||88||0||125||Handling|
|32||36||182||Paddy Rodenbeck||Chevrolet||67||0||23||Rear End|