After no activity on the track at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday the Camping World Truck Series hit the track Friday night for the WinStar World Casino 400k.
Rookie, Austin Dillon earned his first career CWTS pole on Thursday afternoon and would lead the field to green.
Dillon was able to pull away from Matt Crafton who started second but Todd Bodine early was stalking Dillon after he started fourth and made his way to second.
The first caution of the race was for Ryan Seig on lap 19 this would give some drivers needing to make adjustments on their trucks.
There was definitely a mixed bag of strategy some drivers took four tires, some took two and others took just fuel.
On the restart Almirola got a great jump on the restart but it was Bodine who once again ran down the leader who was this time Almirola.
Bodine was in cruise control and exactly where he is use to being at TMS, which is up front. Bodine has five career wins at TMS.
Almirola who was battling a very loose race car hit pit road for fresh tires and adjustments. He came back on track just about two laps down when he was tagged with a penalty and forced to do a drive thru penalty.
All this would mean nothing because a caution for debris would mix up the field. The caution would leave only five cars initially on the lead lap and with the wave around only 10 total on the lead lap.
A few laps after the restart a three car wreck would bunch the field back together and allow Ron Hornaday to get closer to leaders and closer to Bodine.
Hornaday took the lead on lap 104 and easily pulled away from Bodine. When the caution for Ricky Carmichael, Jr. who cut a tire and hit the wall hard. This caution would bring all the lead lap trucks onto pit road where Bodine would take the lead back on his pit stop.
Bodine would pull away on the restart with just 30 laps to go. Hornaday would struggle on the restart and with Timothy Peters taking advantage running in second.
With 12 laps to go caution waved for Jason White and would set up a shootout for the win with just nine cars on the lead lap.
Hornaday had a great restart but would be unable to hold the lead when he got loose and Bodine drove right by him.
At the same time David Starr cut a tire and forced Matt Crafton hard into the wall bringing out the caution with five laps to go.
With Hornaday lined up next to him, Bodine would get a good restart with Johnny Sauter right behind him. Hornaday was in the draft of Dillon but got loose and dropped back to ninth.
Sauter would take over second position while Dillon and Mike Skinner would come down to the line to settle third.
Bodine would take the checkered flag and win his 18th CWTS race and sixth race at TMS.
The rest of the top 10 were Sauter, Dillon, Mike Skinner, Ken Schrader, James Buescher, Peters, Nelson, Jr., Hornaday and Benson.
Next week the series heads to Michigan on Saturday afternoon at 1:30ET on SPEED.