Track: Knoxville Raceway- Dirt-Oval (.5 Mile)
Race: Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers
Date: July 9, 2021
Format: 150 Laps –40/50/60; 150 Miles
No. 3 Townline Variety Chevrolet Silverado – Parker Price-Miller
Stage 1: 24
Stage 2: 24
Laps Completed: 150 of 179 (29 Laps NASCAR overtime)
Laps Led: 0
Heat Race Recap:
– Unlike the traditional one lap of qualifying used at the asphalt tracks, four 15-Lap heat races would calculate passing points to determine the starting order for the Corn 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers.
– Random draw on Thursday afternoon would set the grid for the 15-Lap Heat race lineups.
– Price-Miller would be scheduled to start fourth in the first heat race.
– Jumping out to a quick start Price-Miller would move past the No. 33 on the first lap into the third position.
– With not much of a racing grove to work with Price-Miller would hit his marks and follow the trucks in front of him.
– Closing in on the second running No. 22 by Lap-5, Price-Miller would look for his opportunity to make a clean pass.
– No. 1 would close the gap on the No. 3 and would start to apply heavy pressure.
– Lap-11 would see the Price-Miller go side-by-side with the No. 1.
– Moving up a half of groove the next lap Price-Miller would find some extra grip and would drive by No. 22 on the outside into the second position.
– As the leader No. 25 would extend nearly a half a track advantage over second place.
– Price-Miller would maintain the second spot for the remaining three circuits to finish in the second spot.
– At the end of heat race competition Price-Miller would sit fifth in passing points, but after factoring in owner points the No. 3 would end up in seventh.
– Price-Miller would start his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from seventh on the grid.
Stage One Recap:
– As the green flag waved for the start of the Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers Price-Miller would race towards Turn-1 in his NCWTS debut.
– Pacing the start Price-Miller would drop back to the 12th position by Lap-5.
– Continuing to drop positions the No. 3 would slip back to 18th by Lap-15. The first caution would fly over the historic Iowa half-mile on Lap-17. Running in the 18th position Price-Miller would remain on track.
– The Lap-20 restart would see the Kokomo, Ind. driver fall back another position to 19th.
– Driving smart and cautious Price-Miller would lose another four positions fading back to 24th by Lap-30.
– Lap-31 would see the second caution of the night be displayed as the No. 51 would spin after contact with No. 23. Price-Miller would obtain a slight amount of damage, but would be able to continue.
– Restarting in the 26th position on Lap-36 Price-Miller would be able to work his way past two trucks before the third caution be displayed for the No. 62 spinning and coming to a stop.
– As the remainder of Stage 1 would finish under Caution. Price-Miller would cross the checkered flag in the 24th position.
Stage Two Recap:
– At the stage break, Price-Miller would come to the team’s make shift pit stall located directly behind the team’s transporter for fuel, four tires and an adjustment. The crew would go to work having 3-minutes to complete all service, and return to the track without losing any track position.
– While in the pit area the team would hook-up the cool down unit as the truck would begin to run hot and start to push water. Price-Miller would return to the track and restart in the 24th position.
– The restart on Lap-43 would see Price-Miller quickly loose track position fading back to 33rd by Lap-45.
– The fifth caution of the race would be displayed on Lap-66 as the No. 62 who would get spun by the No. 19. While spinning No. 62 would receive contact from the No. 44 who would not be able to avoid. No. 44 would receive extensive damage in the incident.
– Restarting in the 30th position on Lap-73 Price-Miller would be able to move past three trucks into 27th by Lap-75. Not stopping Price-Miller would continue to find the racing groove his truck would work the best with as the track conditions continued to change moving up another three positions to 24th on Lap-85.
– On Lap-88, No. 21 would lose control and would spin around bringing out the sixth caution.
– Stage 2 would finish under caution with Price-Miller finishing in the 24th position.
– Under the stage break, Price-Miller would come to the team’s transporter similar to the end of Stage-1 for service including four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment.
– Price-Miller would restart the final Stage in the 24th position on Lap-91.
– Running in the 24th position on Lap-92 the No. 24 would wreck Price-Miller causing him to spin around and stall the truck bringing out the eighth caution period.
– Unable to fire the truck after being spun around the No. 3 would be pushed to the team’s pit stall to diagnose the problem.
– After examination from the Townline Variety crew the diagnosis was a battery issue starving the truck of its power supply.
– As the No. 3 crew went to work to repair the issue Price-Miller would lose laps on track to the leaders as the race would resume without him.
– The ninth caution would be displayed on Lap 106 for after the No. 19 would spin with a flat tire after making contact with the No. 99.
– Remaining in the pits working on the truck Price-Miller would slip back to 38th in the running order.
– Lap-110 would see the No. 3 return to the track.
– The race would be halted for caution period 10 on Lap-116 when the No. 22 would make contact with the No. 52 causing him to spin. In the chain of events No. 40 would have nowhere to go and would make contact.
– Continuing to run in the 38th position Price-Miller would continue to make laps learning as much as he can in an effort to finish the race.
– The caution plagued race would see the 11th caution of the night wave on Lap-131 when No. 02 would get into the outside wall and would stop on track.
– With the race restarting on Lap-137, the 12th caution would be displayed just two laps later as No. 37 would lose a tire and spin.
– Running in the 38th position Lap-146 would see another restart and ta lap later the caution would come out once again for the 13th of the race as No. 4, No. 1, No. 2, No. 13, and No. 45 all make contact with one another setting up NASCAR overtime.
– Lap-153 the red flag would be displayed as the big one would happen on the restart as the No. 34 would spin in turn collecting 13 trucks.
– Once the race would go back to caution laps Price-Miller would receive a penalty on Lap-154 for pitting before pit-road was open resulting in going to the tail end of the longest line in 37th position.
– In the second attempt at overtime on Lap-159 caution would once again be displayed as No. 22, No. 20 and No. 40 would all be collected in Turn-1.
– The third attempt at overtime on Lap-170 would see No. 13, No. 52, and No. 30 all become collected on the restart bringing out the 16th caution period of the race.
– While all these caution laps would continue to click off Price-Miller would keep collecting Laps on the vehicles that dropped out due to damage.
– The fourth attempt at overtime on Lap-177 see Price-Miller jump ahead in the standings ahead of all the trucks that crashed out on the Lap-153 red flag.
– When the checkered flag flew on Lap-179, Price-Miller would finish his NCWTS debut in the 29th position, 19 laps down.
Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers Recap:
– #16-Austin Hill won the inaugural Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night, holding the lead over #18-Chandler Smith following the fourth and final overtime restart. The win is his first of the season and the seventh win of his career.
– #98-Grant Enfinger and #38-Todd Gilliland were third and fourth.
– Pole winner #19-Derek Kraus won the opening stages, had a few run-ins throughout the race, and finished fifth.
– #88-Matt Crafton, #99-Ben Rhodes, #51-Brian Brown, #12-Tate Fogleman, and #30-Danny Bohn closed out the top-10.
– #88-Crafton and #21-Zane Smith, who finished 14th, each clinched a spot in the playoffs with their finishes.
– #4-John Hunter Nemechek finished 11th and clinched the regular season championship.
– The debut race for the trucks on the famed Iowa dirt track saw a total of 14 caution flags spanning 80 yellow flag laps. The big incident of the night fell on lap 155 when 17 trucks were involved in a pileup, forcing a nearly 15-minute red flag period for track cleanup. Defending series champion, #2-Sheldon Creed, and sprint car staple #17-Donny Schatz, making his series debut, were among those involved.
– There were 20 lead changes among seven drivers. Due to the aforementioned 14 cautions for 80 yellow flag laps, the average speed of the race was slowed to 36.802 mph.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After 14 events, JAR moves down one position to 32nd position in the NCWTS Owner Standings with Price-Miller’s 29th place finish on Friday night.
A driver TBA will be behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series travels to Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen, New York; Saturday, August 7, 2021, for the United Rentals 176 at The Glen. LIVE coverage will be shown on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 12:30 P.M. EST.
About Jordan Anderson Racing
Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) is a NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team, owned by owner/driver Jordan Anderson. Established in 2018, JAR has competed full-time in the last three NCWTS seasons claiming back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2020 & 2021 season opening NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway. JAR fields a full-time entry in the NXS Series; the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS driven by Jordan Anderson, Tyler Reddick, Josh Berry & Kaz Grala. JAR also fields the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for select drivers in the NCWTS.