Track: Circuit of the Americas– Road Course (3.41 Miles)
Race: Toyota Tundra 225
Date: May 22, 2021
Format: 42 Laps –12/14/16; 143.22 Miles
No. 3 I Heart Mac & Cheese and More Chevrolet Silverado – Roger Reuse
Stage 1: 36
Stage 2: 36
Laps Completed: 38 of 42
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Reuse would start the Toyota Tundra 225 from the 35th position after NASCAR Road Course Group Qualifying would set the starting lineup. The 50-minute qualifying session would see the top 31 qualifiers in the first 30-minutes make the race. Reuse would fall back on one of five Owners Points professionals to make the 36-truck starting grid.
– Hanging on thru the wet track conditions Reuse would come to Pit Lane under green flag conditions on Lap-5 for a stop and go penalty.
– Reuse would finish Stage 1 in the 36th position.
Stage Two Recap:
– At the stage break, Reuse would come back to pit lane for fuel, and an adjustment and would restart the Stage in the 36th position.
– As the stage would run caution free Crew Chief Bruce Cook would call Reuse to Pit Lane on Lap-24 for a green flag pit stop. The over the wall crew would put on a fresh set of Rain Tires and Full the No. 3 with fuel.
– Rejoining the field in 36th Resuse would go on to finish in that position 2 Laps down.
– Under the stage break, Reuse would come to pit lane before pit lane would open. The over the wall crew would go to work applying four tires, fuel and a small adjustment. Reuse would get a penalty from NASCAR for pitting too early and would restart the Final Stage at the tail.
– The final stage would once again run caution free. Reuse would move past the No. 33 who was having issues on pit lane on Lap-39.
– One Lap later Reuse would move passed the No. 98 truck who would also encounter issues and was on pit lane.
– When the checkered flag flew on Lap-42 Reuse would finish the Toyota Tundra 225 4-Laps down in the 34th position.
Toyota Tundra 225 Recap:
– Todd Gilliland captured his first victory of 2021 and second of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career beating Kaz Grala to the stripe by 7.941 seconds. Tyler Ankrum, Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed rounded out the top five.
– There were two cautions for two laps. There were eight lead changes among six different drivers.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After nine events, JAR falls four spots to 31st in the NCWTS Owner Standings after Reuses’s 34th place finish on Saturday afternoon.
Jordan Anderson will be back behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track Friday, May 28, 2021, for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. LIVE coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM at 8:30 P.M. EST.