Alex Bowman won the pole for the 60th running of the Daytona 500 in his first official start as the full-time driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.
Race Results | Standings Johnny Sauter scored his first win at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his fifth of the season, in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff field was set. Sauter got by John Hunter Nemechek in the closing laps to score the win and in the process wrap up the regular-season championship. “I knew we had a great truck today,” Sauter said. “What a way to cap off the regular season with a win.” Nemechek was in command until he slowed down with motor issues with five laps to go and Sauter was able to race by for the lead. Down the stretch the GMS racing driver had to hold off Stewart Friesen, who made a hard charge but was forced to settle for second. “We won at Bristol – this is the ultimate,” Sauter said. “For a short track guy, and I consider myself a short-track guy, to get a win at a place like this is so special.” Nemechek, who led a race-high 104 laps and won Stage 1 and 2, wound up third with Parker Kligerman and Todd Gillill..