Results of the race
Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200m Sunday at the Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain's truck failed the post-race inspection.
Chastain swept the first stages and led 141 laps en route to the checkered flag, but after the celebration at Victory Lane, his truck was found to be too low up front during the post-race inspection .
The result transferred the victory and the $ 50,000 Triple Truck Challenge bonus to Moffitt.
"It's a big change of emotions," said Moffitt. "Obviously, this is not how I want to win as a race driver. "I would still prefer to take the checkerboard and be there first."
Moffitt did not lead a ride in the race.
"I needed a track position, it was really hard to pass," said Moffitt. "We were stuck at the bottom of the raises and it was difficult to gain momentum."
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck General Manager Brad Moran met with the media following the decision.
"Basically, we have a procedure and rules in place, trucks are limited in height, at the front and back of vehicles," said Moran. "Unfortunately, the 44 was low on the front – extremely low. We have a process of what is happening at that time. They have the opportunity to ride. They put fuel in the vehicle. They put the tires in the air.
Chastain will now earn the last place points for the race and will lose the bonus points that he had initially scored in the race before the penalty after the race. His Niece Motorsports team will appeal the penalty in an expedited process.
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Chastain then joined the Motor Racing Network on the stand of the Xfinity Series CircuitCity.com 250 as an analyst.
"It's difficult," said Chastain. "We had already planned this for me to come here and it was difficult to get in here and cross the stretch of front and walk straight in front of Victory Lane where everything had just arrived.
"We were too low. The truck would not go up. I do not know why, they would not let us look under the hood or anything.
"We have always won this race, won both stages and led a ton of laps. It's always a dream come true, but yes, they took it off and it's a little ironic now that we're sitting next to NASCAR in the cabin. "
Matt Crafton and Ben Rhodes will now be credited with the respective wins of Steps 1 and 2.
Rhodes, Harrison Burton, Grant Enfinger and Stewart Friesen complete the top five.
Chandler Smith started from pole and led 55 laps. He finished eighth after the team had to deal with the radio problems under the first warning and a speeding penalty on lap 124. He tied Kyle Busch and Erik Jones for the best 16-year-old debut.
"It was just a day of ups and downs," Smith said. "Overall, it's a good day of learning. I think we will take it and go to Gateway. "
On lap 137, Johnny Sauter's Ford # 13 tested and hit the outside wall after contact with the Austin Hill # 16 Toyota. Jump quickly responded with caution, transforming Hill's Toyota. NASCAR parked Sauter, finishing the day with a 27th place finish.
"I would run everyone in the cleanest way possible throughout the day and I guess he was angry at not being able to miss out on me," Hill said. "He went down in turn 1 and then he tried to destroy me. I do not like running like this. If they will try to destroy you like that, I will avenge myself. I do not care if it was more than he gave me, it's the race. You want to take me, I'll show you that I will not stand it. "
Update: 5:15 pm ET