Track: Bristol Motor Speedway – Oval (0.533-Miles)
Race: UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics
Date: September 16, 2021
Format: 200 Laps –55/55/90; 100.6 Miles
No. 3 KEES Vacations / Bud’s Heating & Air Conditioning – Howie DiSavino III
Stage 1: 33
Stage 2: 32
Laps Completed: 169 of 200 (-31 Laps)
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Howie DiSavino III would start the UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics from the 33rd position after the use of the NASCAR performance matrix to determine the starting order, the matrix is based off the No. 3 team’s ranking in the owner points standings, along with the finishing position and the fastest lap turned during the Camping World Truck Series previous race at Darlington Raceway.
– With DiSavino making his first visit to the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) the driver of the No. 3 would immediately fall back in the running order on the opening lap to garner as much information as possible and stay out of any early race trouble.
– By Lap-2 DiSavino would be 39th in the running order.
– The first caution of the day would come out on Lap-4 when the No. 32 would spin and hit the outside wall. DiSavino would spin to inside to avoid the spinning truck. Having trouble firing the truck back up DiSavino would drop down a lap early in the event.
– Running in the 39th position at the time of the caution DiSavino would remain on track and restart in the 38th spot on Lap-13
– Lap-16 would see DiSavino advance past the No. 49 and No. 12 into the 36th position.
– By Lap-20 DiSavino would remain in the 36th position.
– Lap-23 would see the second caution flag drop over the speedway when the No. 15 would spin into the wall causing heavy damage. Running in the 35th spot at the time of the caution DiSavino would remain on track and would restart 33rd in the running order.
– The Lap-32 restart would see the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado drop a position to the No. 41.
– Three laps later DiSavino would work his way around the No. 02 back into the 33rd spot.
– Lap-45 DiSavino would drive past the No. 10 into the 33rd spot in the running order.
– The fourth caution of the day would come out on Lap-49 when the No. 20 would spin and back into the Turn-3 wall.
– With just six laps remaining in the Stage-1, the remainder of Stage-1 would end under caution, DiSavino would cross the Green-White-Checkered Flag in the 33rd position two laps down.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break, Crew Chief Teddy Brown would call the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado to pit lane for four tires, fuel and an adjustment from the over the wall crew.
– DiSavino would line back up in the 31st position for the Lap-66 restart 3-laps down.
– Running in the 31st position the fifth caution would be displayed on Lap-71 when the No. 51 would spin on the backstretch.
– DiSavino in an effort to avoid hitting the No. 30, No. 41, No. 12, No. 51 blocking the track would spin around backwards.
– NASCAR would display the red flag stopping the trucks on track for 6 minute and 29 second as safety crew would go to work cleaning up the mess on the backstretch.
– DiSavino would end up making contact with the rear of the truck, and would need to come to pit lane for the crew to give things a look over.
– Once the yellow flag would be displayed DiSavino would come to pit lane on Lap-79 as he would complain of a vibration.
– On pit lane DiSavino would lose 12-Laps as the Jordan Anderson Racing Road Crew would go to work with repairs under green flag conditions.
– The No. 3 KEES Vacations / Bud’s Heating and Air Conditioning Chevrolet would return to the track on Lap-95 in the 32nd position.
– Continuing to log laps DiSavino would remain in the 32nd spot on Lap-105, and would remain there thru the completion of Stage 2 at Lap-110.
– At the Stage break DiSavino would come to the pit lane for four tires, fuel, and a once over from the crew.
– DiSavino would return to the track for the Lap-125 restart in the 32nd position.
– As the field would complete Lap-130 DiSavino would remain in the 32nd spot 12-laps down.
– The seventh caution of the UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics would be displayed on Lap-130 with the No. 75 would spin after contact with the No. 1 truck.
– Running 32nd in the running order DiSavino would remain on track and would restart in 31st on Lap-138.
– Remaining in the 31st position on Lap-145, but DiSavino would go down another lap to lead cars.
– Continuing to log laps learning the most he can DiSavino would remain in 31st through Lap-150.
– Caution would be displayed on Lap-155 as the No. 21 would make contact with the slower No. 10 spinning the truck around into the inside wall. The No. 17 and No. 23 would also gather damage in the accident.
– Running in the 31st position DiSavino would advance past the No. 10 in the running order on the Lap-166 restart.
– On Lap-170 DiSavino would also move ahead of the No. 17 and No. 23 in the running order to 28th as both trucks would incur enough damage to go behind in the wall in the Lap-155 caution.
– The No. 75 truck would see a tire go flat on Lap-173 causing it to spin around in Turn-2, and stop on track and bringing out the ninth caution flag.
– Running in the 28th spot on track DiSavino would remain on the racetrack.
– A developing electrical issue would force the No. 3 to pit lane on Lap-179 and ultimately behind the wall out of the race.
– Unable to return DiSavino would be scored in the 28th position 21-laps down at the conclusion of the UNOH 200 Presented by Ohio Logistics.
UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics Recap:
– #18-Chandler Smith needed to win to advance to the next round of the playoffs and he did. Following a restart just five laps from the finish, Smith muscled the lead away from the dominant #2-Sheldon Creed to win the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and advance to the Round of 8. It is his first career Truck Series win.
– #2-Creed, who started from the pole, won both of the opening stages, and led 189 of the 200 laps, was leading at the time of the restart. However, he was outnumbered by Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Smith and #4-John Hunter Nemechek. Smith took the position from Creed in the low lane with Nemechek in his tire tracks. As the two dusted it up, Creed drifted high and fell back in the pack with a flat tire. He limped home to a 19th place finish.
#98-Grant Enfinger muscled by Nemechek at the finish for second, with Nemechek crossing the line in third. He was followed by #52-Stewart Friesen, #13-Johnny Sauter, #42-Carson Hocevar, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Zane Smith, #99-Ben Rhodes, and #38-Todd Gilliland.
– Despite finishing 10th, Gilliland failed to advance to the next round of the playoffs. He missed the cut by just two points. #16-Austin Hill also failed to move on. He was involved in a wreck that set up the final restart and failed to finish the race.
-There were 3 lead changes among 3 drivers and 11 cautions for 85 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was 59.479mph.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After 18 events, JAR remains in the 33rd position in the NCWTS Owner Standings after DiSavino’s 28th place finish on Thursday night.
Howie DiSavino III will make his fifth NCWTS start of the season in the JAR No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado when the NCWTS visits Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts; Friday, September 24. LIVE coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 9:00 P.M. ET.